Jon Rahm mentioned it could be a “massive deal” to turn into world primary after pulling clear on the Memorial Event.
The Spaniard will take a four-stroke lead into the ultimate spherical at Muirfield Village after carding a four-under 68 on Saturday.
Rahm can turn into the second Spaniard to carry the highest rating after the nice Seve Ballesteros and the 25-year-old was not taking part in down the importance.
“It is clearly an enormous deal. I can not sit right here and attempt to diminish it and keep away from it as a result of it could simply be mendacity to myself as a result of it’s a massive deal,” he instructed a information convention.
“However it’s a consequence of me successful tomorrow. What’s vital to me tomorrow is hit good pictures, be dedicated and get the job completed.
“All the things else will probably be taken care of afterwards.”
Rahm is 4 pictures forward of Ryan Palmer and Tony Finau heading into the ultimate spherical.
One in all simply two rounds beneath 70 on Saturday.@MemorialGolf chief @JonRahmPGA makes an announcement on shifting day. pic.twitter.com/BD3UN4zSga
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) July 18, 2020
Whereas being impressed by Ballesteros, Rahm’s focus is on producing one other robust efficiency on Sunday.
“Seve is a large affect of mine. I’ve mentioned many occasions because of that Ryder Cup in ’97 and his captaincy and the way in which he impressed many not solely in Spain however in Europe, he is the explanation why I am taking part in right here at the moment,” he mentioned.
“Any time I can do one thing remotely near what he did, it is fairly emotional. I can not lie. It is one thing that deep in my core as a Spaniard and as a participant I might love to realize, and if you consider it, main champions that got here after him like Sergio [Garcia] and [Jose Maria] Olazabal by no means obtained to be, so it could be fairly distinctive.
“However once more, it is all a consequence of me successful tomorrow, proper, so it is an afterthought.
“I’ve obtained to get on the market tomorrow, play strong once more and get the job completed and take into consideration the primary afterwards.”
Revealed 19 Jul 2020, 05:50 IST