Defending champ content despite Open error

Defending US Open champion Jon Rahm is protecting a optimistic mindset regardless of making a large number of the 18th gap on Saturday the place a closing double-bogey left him one shot behind the co-leaders going into the ultimate spherical.

World No.2 Rahm regarded set to seize the 54-hole lead at at Brookline Nation Membership in Massachusetts earlier than his tee shot on the par-four closing gap landed in a fairway bunker.

The Spaniard’s subsequent shot slammed into the lip of the bunker and his ball rolled again towards his ft, whereas his subsequent try discovered a greenside bunker from the place he had a buried lie.

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“I performed good. It is a good spherical of golf. Clearly, I believe lots of people are simply desirous about 18. The reality is, 18, it was six good photographs. Sadly, it added as much as six, nevertheless it was all good swings,” Rahm stated.

“If something, it was possibly a alternative or a choice on the green bunker, however swings had been good, so execution was correct. So I am completely satisfied about that in that sense.”

For Rahm, who stated he was attempting to be “too cute” along with his second shot in the hunt for a birdie, it was the primary double-bogey of the week, following a scorching run wherein he made three birdies over four-hole stretch to take the lead.

However Rahm, who was two over for the spherical earlier than his red-hot run started on the 14th gap, stated he felt content material to flee with a one-over par 71 on a day when whipping winds and agency greens noticed solely seven gamers break par.

“It is infuriating, in a way, to complete that approach, with how good I performed these holes,” Rahm added.

“However like I saved telling myself, if on the 14th you inform me you possibly can submit one-over par and never play the final 5 holes, I’d have ran to the clubhouse due to how troublesome it was taking part in. I’d have taken it, no questions requested.”

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