Jon Rahm can’t consider a shot he missed Saturday in his spherical of eight-underneath 64 that took him from 5 photographs behind to at least one shot forward of Rory McIlroy and Tommy Fleetwood in The Players Championship.
The one bogey he made stood out for 2 reasons.
It was almost good, in fact, a sand wedge into No. 6 that tracked the flag and landed subsequent to the pin, except that it took a tough bounce and rolled over the again of the green. And his response to a possible birdie turning into bogey spoke to the calm Rahm feels, even on a course designed to fray nerves.
There was no seen frustration, solely more nice golf.
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“I have been working so onerous on the mental facet of my recreation, making an attempt to maintain myself in examine a bit extra,” stated Rahm, the 24-yr-previous Spaniard so filled with ardour. “And I feel that has been the important thing this week. I’ve been so balanced — nothing like I was, nothing like before. I’ve been actually pleased with how I have been handling myself.
“And hopefully tomorrow, it exhibits how totally different it has been.”
Rahm surged ahead with a 30 on the back 9 of the TPC Sawgrass, sparked by a four-iron into three ft for eagle and a wedge that stopped 2 ft behind the opening to a front pin on the par-three seventeenth for a faucet-in birdie.