PGA Tour: Jon Rahm stays two clear after third spherical of Mexico Open


Jon Rahm continued his march in direction of one other PGA Tour victory by scoring a three-under 68 in Saturday’s third spherical to stay two clear on the high of the leaderboard; Cameron Champ and Kurt Kitayama are tied for second – watch the Mexico Open all week on Sky Sports activities Golf

Final Up to date: 01/05/22 8:05am

Jon Rahm is chasing a primary worldwide victory since final June’s US Open

Jon Rahm stays two clear going into the ultimate spherical of the Mexico Open at Vidanta Vallarta.

Rahm continued his march towards one other PGA Tour victory by scoring a three-under 68 in Saturday’s third spherical to stay on the high of the leaderboard.

Rahm carded 4 birdies in opposition to one bogey to take a seat at 15-under after 54 holes. The Spaniard leads Cameron Champ (67) and Kurt Kitayama (66), who’re tied at 13-under for the match.

Davis Riley (67), Patrick Rodgers (66) and Nate Lashley are three strokes again at 12 below, tied for fourth. Lashley was one among two gamers to fireplace a round-low 64 to vault 21 spots up the leaderboard on transferring day.

Stephan Jaeger of Germany jumped 45 spots up the leaderboard to a tie for 13th together with his 64. Alex Smalley shot 70 to take a seat alone in seventh place.

Rahm carded back-to-back birdies on holes six and 7 earlier than recording a bogey on the par-four 10th. He then birdied two extra on the again 9, together with the final.

“I performed actually good golf. Tee to inexperienced was actually, actually good,” Rahm mentioned. “The one hiccup was the tee shot on 10 and it wasn’t even that dangerous. Perhaps making a number of extra putts, proper?

“That one on 18 was the primary one outdoors 10 ft I noticed roll in. If I can simply hold that going and make putts like I did the primary two days, I believe tomorrow I will give myself a very good likelihood.”

Rahm is searching for his seventh victory on the PGA Tour

Rahm is looking for his seventh victory on the PGA Tour

Lashley made a quick begin to the third spherical, carding three birdies and an eagle on the entrance 9. He additionally ended with consecutive birdies for his bogey-free spherical.

“I hit the ball good, made some good putts early,” Lashley mentioned. “It is a fantastic day trip right here, the climate. The wind’s not blowing that arduous, so it is scorable proper now and I simply took benefit of it, so hopefully going into tomorrow I can proceed to play properly.”

Rahm is in the hunt for his seventh victory on the PGA Tour. He was requested what he is most trying ahead to.

“Having fun with a Sunday within the lead. It has been a bit little bit of some time,” Rahm mentioned. “The group loves me to date, I can inform. You understand, they need me to win, so hopefully I can do it for them.”

England’s Aaron Rai produced a 3rd spherical of 69, which matched his second spherical rating, and he shares eighth place with 4 others on 10-under.

Watch the Mexico Open at Vidanta all through the week reside on Sky Sports activities. Protection continues on Sunday on Sky Sports activities Golf from 4.30pm.

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