PGA Tour: Jon Rahm remains at two clear after the third round of the Mexican Open | Golf News


Jon Rahm continued his march to another PGA Tour victory by scoring a three-under 68 in the third round on Saturday to stay two clear at the top of the standings; Cameron Champ and Kurt Kitayama tied for second – watch the Mexican Open all week on Sky Sports Golf

Last update: 01/05/22 08:05

Jon Rahm targets first world win since last June’s US Open

Jon Rahm stays two clear before the final round of the Mexican Open in Vidanta Vallarta.

Rahm continued his march to another PGA Tour victory by scoring a three-under 68 in the third round on Saturday to stay top of the standings.

Rahm birdied four against a bogey to sit under 15 after 54 holes. The Spaniard leads Cameron Champ (67) and Kurt Kitayama (66), who are tied at 13 under for the tournament.

Davis Riley (67), Patrick Rodgers (66) and Nate Lashley are three strokes down at 12 under, tied for fourth. Lashley was one of two players to shoot a round-low 64 to climb 21 spots in the standings on moving day.

Germany’s Stephan Jaeger jumped 45 places in the standings to find himself tied for 13th with his 64. Alex Smalley shot 70 to sit alone in seventh place.

Rahm birdied back-to-back on holes six and seven before registering a bogey on the par four 10th. He then birdied two more on the back nine, including the last.

“I played golf really well. The tee to green was really, really good,” Rahm said. “The only hiccup was the tee shot out of 10 and it wasn’t even that bad. Maybe make a few more putts, right?

“The one on 18 was the first outside 10-footer I’ve seen rolled. If I can keep it going and make putts like I did the first two days, I think tomorrow I’ll give myself a boost. very good luck.”

Rahm is looking for his seventh PGA Tour victory

Rahm is looking for his seventh PGA Tour win

Lashley got off to a quick start in round three, carding three birdies and an eagle on the front nine. He also finished with back-to-back birdies for his bogey-free round.

“I hit the ball well, made some nice putts early on,” Lashley said. “It’s a nice day here, the weather. The wind isn’t blowing that hard, so it’s marked at the moment and I just took advantage of it, so hopefully tomorrow I can continue to play well.”

Rahm is looking for his seventh PGA Tour win. We asked him what he was looking forward to the most.

“I’m enjoying a Sunday in the lead. It’s been a little while,” Rahm said. “The crowd loves me so far, I can say that. You know, they want me to win, so hopefully I can do it for them.”

England’s Aaron Rai produced a third-round 69, matching his second-round score, and he tied for eighth with four others on 10 under.

Watch the Mexican Open at Vidanta all week long live on Sky Sports. Coverage continues on Sky Sports Golf on Sunday from 4.30pm.

PGA Tour: Jon Rahm remains at two clear after the third round of the Mexican Open | Golf News

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