Jon Rahm is a runaway horse in the DP World Tour Championship, the final of what was formerly known as the European Tour. The Biscayan shot this Saturday, in the third round, 65 shots, seven under par that put him -15 in the accumulated, solo leader facing the ‘last dance’ of a tournament that he already won in 2017 and 2019, when he also he was proclaimed champion of the Race to Dubai, the Order of Merit, emulating Seve as so many times before.
Rahmbo He came from a -2 to open his mouth on Thursday and a -8 on Friday, a day in which the top of the table was dyed with red and yellow flags, with Arnaus and Campillo escorting the first sword. The first had a fateful day marked by a triple bogey in the seventh: +3 to -6. The second was a roller coaster, but he managed to sustain his lap at -1 for -9.
Jon instead triggered a great day with four birdies in the first seven holes. He went through a valley phase from 8 to 12, all even, but he lit the fuse again in the last six, in which he subtracted another three shots from the par 72 of Jumeirah Golf Estates and took the lead despite the fact that the day was not good off the tee champion gene.
Sunday aims to be cracking in the Dubai field. Although Campillo and Arnaus threw out almost all of their options, several European golf heavyweights followed in Rahm’s wake. Second with -14 is the Englishman Matthew Fitzpatrick, current US Open champion, third with -13 a classic like the Swedish Alex Noren and fourth, with -12, the Englishman Hatton, who had one of those obfuscated rounds of his, and the Northern Irishman McIlroy, the brand new winner of the FedEx Cup, -7 to -12 in what was, along with Jon Rahm’s, the best maneuver this Saturday.