Mexico Open: Jon Rahm shoots 10-under 61 to route leader Tony Finau by 2 ahead of last round|Golf News

World No 1 Jon Rahm is connected for 2nd with Akshay Bhatia at 17 under after flying up the leaderboard with A bogey-free 10-under round of 61; Tony Finau leads the Mexico Open by 2 after third-round 65; enjoy the last round survive on Sunday from 1.30 pm on Sky Sports Golf

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Jon Rahm shot a 10-under round of 61 to sit two off leader Tony Finau going into the final round of the Mexico Open

Jon Rahm shot a 10-under round of 61 to sit 2 off leader Tony Finau entering into the last round of the Mexico Open

World No 1 Jon Rahm near to within 2 shots of Mexico Open leader Tony Finau after a mind-blowing, bogey-free 10-under round of 61 on Saturday.

Rahm carded 6 birdies in the opening 8 holes alone, while 4 more followed on the back 9 at Vidanta Vallarta. The Masters champ is going after a 5th win of 2023.

An eagle on the 18th would have seen the Spaniard shoot 59 however regrettably he discovered a bunker off the tie and wound up with a par after missing out on a long-range birdie putt.

In spite of Rahm’s third-round heroics – his 61 set a brand-new course record and was the joint-lowest rating of his profession – he still routes midway leader Finau by 2 after the American carded an outstanding six-under 65 of his own.

Finau bogeyed the 17th, his sole blip of the round, to quickly hold just a one-shot benefit over Rahm and Akshay Bhatia – in a tie for 2nd at 17 under – however a birdie surface, his 5th in the last 7 holes, brought the world No 16 back to 19 under and saw him restore his two-stroke cushion for Sunday.

Brandon Wu, who remained in Saturday’s last coupling with Finau, having actually begun the the first day off the lead, is 4th heading into the last round after a four-under 67 to sit 16 under.

Will Gordon is 3 shots even more back, while day-one leader Austin Smotherman is 12 under, simply ahead of Erik van Rooyen, Andrew Putnam and Eric Cole in a three-way tie at 11 under.

Who will win the Mexico Open? View the last round survive on Sky Sports. Early protection starts at 1.30 pm on Sunday on Sky Sports Golf ahead of complete protection from 6pm.


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