07/18/2021 at 7:59 PM CEST
Jon Rahm went out for all in the last day of the Open Championship and his desire to fight for the Claret Jar it did not allow him to add birdies soon, which was the goal set from the beginning in his plan to put pressure on those who were ahead.
But when the putt finally answered him, Jon made four consecutive birdies in the second nine that launched him to the top positions. But by then Collin Morikawa and a cash Jordan Spieth, they were already too far. He tried, as promised, but it stayed close. A good third place although victory was on his head, as always.
The triumph was taken by the young American, Collin Morikawa, who despite the pressure of leaving in the last group together with the leader, the South African leader Louis Oosthuizen, did not commit any mistake., and with his four birdies on the lap it was enough to win the Open, with 265 strokes (-15) its second Major after the PGA Championship in 2020.
Attack and attack
Rahm, aware that he had to attack from the beginning, stumbled on a bogey at hole 2, although his roadmap was clear: attack, attack and attack. And that’s what he did, picking his first fruit with him eagle on hole seven, although a bogey on hole eight stopped him again.
But if there is something about Barrika, it is that he does not faint even when things don’t go well, and he continued attacking, playing for a few seconds nine holes to frame. The Basque escaped by very little birdies that seemed in his pocket but he did not give up his efforts, without getting carried away.
And his great game from tee to green, finally gave him a prize with four consecutive birdies, from 13 to 16. He still had two more chances that he couldn’t convert. Rahm closed his round with 66 strokes (-4) for a total of 269 strokes (-11), tied for third place with Oosthuizen.
Could not take the Open but the prize added to his good tournament is that he will recover the number one in the world this Monday. Something that will surely make you excited, but less than having won an Open that was close.
For his part, the Castellón Sergio García made a grand final round of 66 strokes (-4), to complete the nineteenth Open Championship, with a total of 276 strokes (-4). A good end to the tournament for Borriol, who continues his progression, although he could not be in the group that was fighting for victory.