On the 28th (Korean time), in the 3rd round of the PGA Tour Farmers Insurance Open (total prize money: $8.7 million) held at Torrey Pines Golf Course (par 72) South Course in San Diego, California, USA, Ram scored 1 eagle and 5 birdies. Dog, bogey 1 tied, 6 under par 66 strokes. 메이저놀이터
Ram, who recorded an interim total of 10 under par 206, rose to second place alone. He overtook leader Sam Ryder (USA) by two strokes before he knew it.
Ram’s rise this season is unusual. After tying for 4th at The CJ Cup last October, he continued his momentum by winning the DP World Tour Championship as well. Then, following his first tournament of the new year, the Sentry Tournament of Champions, he also reached the top at American Express. He was absent from the Sony Open in Hawaii.
If Rahm wins this tournament, he will win consecutive championships in the three tournaments he has participated in.
Ram, who was pushed out of the top 100 in the first round and was on the verge of missing the cut, rose to the top by reducing 5 strokes in the second round, and reduced his number of strokes significantly in the third round.
Ram, who caught the first birdie in hole 4 (par 4), made a bogey in hole 5 (par 4), but raised the atmosphere by catching three consecutive birdies in holes 6 to 8. In the 9th hole (par 5), he made an eagle. The second shot went up the green and rolled towards the hole, stopping about 4m away. He made a clean eagle putt and added a birdie on the 15th hole (par 4) in the second half.
According to the PGA Tour, if Rahm wins this event, he could rise to No. 1 in the world rankings. Even if Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland), who is participating in the DP World Tour event, does not rank within the 27th place alone in the event, and Rahm ranks 3rd or higher alone, he becomes world number one.
Rahm reached the world number one spot for the first time in July 2020 and held the number one spot for 36 weeks from July 2021 to March 2022.
Among Korean players, Lim Seong-jae (25) tied for 4th with an intermediate total of 7 under par and 209 strokes. Aiming for a come-from-behind championship by 5 strokes from the lead. Kim Seong-hyun (25) also climbed to 8th place with a 6-under-par 210 strokes.