Despite uneven schedule, Jon Rahm shoots even-par round at Masters

Share it with your friends Like

Thanks! Share it with your friends!


In This New FREE Report You'll Discover 7 Quick And Easy Things To Instantly Improve Your Ball Striking. Here's a small preview of what you'll find in the PDF:

  • Shortcut#1: Discover Ben Hogan's secret for hitting the sweet spot consistently.
  • Shortcut #2: The cure for fat shots.
  • Shortcut #3: The key to a successful golf swing.
  • Shortcut #4: How to hit one shot - consistently.
  • Shortcut #5: Improve your consistency by doing this.
  • Shortcut #6: The real way to play one shot at a time.
  • Shortcut #7: Ben Hogan's secret to low scores.
Get Free Report Now - Click Here (opens in a new tab)

AUGUSTA, Ga. – In his first round as a father, Jon Rahm avoided the pitfalls that seemed to be looming everywhere on a breezy Thursday at the Masters and finished his day with an even-par 72 that left him tied for 13th place.

Rahm and his wife, Kelley, had the couple’s first child, Kepa Cahill, last Sunday and the Spaniard didn’t arrive at Augusta National until Wednesday. Despite his limited preparation, Rahm said he was pleased with his play on Day 1.

85th Masters Tournament: Full-field scores | Full coverage

“I would say nothing outstanding but nothing bad,” he said. “The only thing I could have probably just touch on is – hopefully get better throughout the week – is my pace on the greens, but everybody struggled. Rory [McIlroy] struggled. Xander [Schauffele] struggled. I struggled.”

Rahm’s struggles on the greens where understandable given his limited preparation and how the course has firmed up since Monday.

Rory McIlroy shoots his worst first-round score at Masters, but all is not lost

“I was playing with Ryan [Palmer] and Scottie [Scheffler] on Wednesday, and they were telling me how firm it was the day before and how it was playing a little softer and slower. I didn’t know what to gather,” Rahm said. “One putting green was one speed, the course was one speed. I was like, you know what, I’ll try to go and rest up and tee off tomorrow.”