How Jon Rahm Can Access World No.1 Sunday at Memorial


DUBLIN, Ohio – Memorial leader Jon Rahm could be 18 holes away from reaching world number one for the first time in his career.

There are two scenarios in which the 25-year-old Spaniard could overtake Rory McIlroy and take the top spot:

  • A victory, more McIlroy finishing worse than a tie for second (currently T-12);
  • Solo second, more McIlroy placing worse than solo 30e.
PAR Nick Menta

With today’s round, a 4 under 68 and four consecutive birdies on his new back, Jon Rahm took the lead of the Memorial tournament.

“This is obviously a big problem,” said Rahm. “I can’t sit here and try to decrease it and avoid it because it would just lie to me because it’s a big problem. But this is a consequence of my victory (Sunday). What is important for me tomorrow is to get it right, to be engaged and to get the job done. Everything else will be taken care of afterwards. ”

Under 204, Rahm has a four-stroke lead over Ryan Palmer and Tony Finau.

“He’ll get there, that’s for sure,” said Palmer. “There is no doubt about it. It’s just a matter of when for him. Obviously, if it’s not me, I’ll shake his hand and congratulate him and be proud of him too. “


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