As expected, the first round of the Zozo Championship at Sherwood Country Club is the PGA Tour’s latest birdie-fest. One bad hole and you’re going to lose a heap of ground on the field. If you hit a shank off the planet like Jon Rahm did on Thursday, you might as well head straight to the carpark.
Then again, we’re talking about Rahm, one of the great escape artists in the sport. But not even Rahm, who could take over the World No.1 ranking with a win this week, could save himself after this shot, right?
Friend in your group: “My shot went just right of the green.”
The shot: pic.twitter.com/CSq34WI0zA
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) October 22, 2020
WOAH. That thing is gone. Dead. See ya. No coming back. Fire up the jet.
Just kidding. Rahm miraculousy made bogey after hitting it to, as PGATour.com refers to it, “unknown.” The Spanaird punched it back out into the fairway in front of the water, leaving himself with a 78-yard wedge shot in. After putting his fourth to four feet, he rolled in the bogey putt, then promptly made birdie two holes later.
He somehow finished the day at four-under, which puts him just four shots of round-one leader Sebastián Muñoz. Should Rahm stay in contention all week, we’ll be seeing a few replays of this one on Sunday.