Crazy. Unbelievable. Foolish. The golf world is shocked after Jon Rahm’s efficiency. The model new world primary, since this summer season, has simply achieved a feat that’s each expertise, nerve and inevitably a bit luck. The Spaniard may be discovered at gap 16 – a par-3 – throughout the Augusta Masters pre-tournament when he decides to play off the components, specifically a bit of water that separates him from the inexperienced.
It is the truth is customary at this level of the course to try the skip, in different phrases to attempt to make the ball ricochet off the pond adjoining to the inexperienced. We are in a sort of warm-up earlier than the large clarification subsequent week. But nonetheless. What Rahm has achieved is past comprehension.
He makes three ricochets on the water earlier than his ball adopts a round trajectory to go on to the gap. A coup that defies the legal guidelines of physics and that may simply be described as a coup of the century. The native of Barrika in the Spanish Basque Country then celebrates his coup together with his cart and his companion of the day Rickie Fowler, incredulous.
Not certain that the Athletic Bilbao fan who dreamed of being an expert footballer tries this daring transfer in full competitors. But Rahm, who’s the first Spanish golfer since Severiano Ballesteros 31 years in the past to dominate the world rankings, is in good condition. On Monday, he had already made a gap in a single on gap quantity 4.