Jon Rahm’s struggles at house continued on Thursday with a 7-over 78 that matched his second worst round ever as knowledgeable and left him 11 photographs off the clubhouse lead on the Andalucía Masters.
He had additionally shot 78 in the second round on the British Open in 2018. His worst rating was an 82 in the third round of The Players Championship in 2017.
The No. 1-ranked participant had 4 bogeys and a double bogey on his entrance 9 and one other bogey on his again 9 on the Real Club Valderrama in southern Spain.
He was close to final place previous the midway level in the opening round, with solely seven gamers taking pictures larger scores than him.
Rahm was coming off a disappointing Seventeenth-place end on the Spanish Open final week in his return house after almost two years. He opened with a 63 however had lackluster rounds the remainder of the best way and was not in competition to defend his title on Sunday.
The U.S. Open champion didn’t play in the Andalucía Masters final yr. The event was received by John Catlin, an American who opened with a 2-over 73 to start his title protection.
Julien Guerrier, who completed in a tie for third on the Spanish Open, was the early chief after taking pictures 4-under 67. Rafa Cabrera Bello, the winner on the Spanish Open, was one shot behind.
The Spain swing ends subsequent week with the Mallorca Open.