Rahm holds on at number 1, despite a poor Arnold Palmer Invitational win by Kitayama
the american golfer kurt kitayama He resisted the push of the Northern Irishman this Sunday Rory McIlroy and was proclaimed champion Arnold Palmer Invitational from Orlando (Florida, USA).
Kitayamawho thus achieved his first victory on the PGA Tour, got a pair on the last day (-9 in total) and retained the lead he had reached on Friday against McIlroy (-2 on Sunday, -8 in total) and the American Harris English (-2 the last day, -8 accumulated).
the victory of Kitayama indirectly benefited jon rahmnumber one in the world, against McIlroywhich this week occupied the third position in the ranking.
With three wins in a magnificent start to 2023, rahm He had no luck in Orlando and, after a great first day (-7) he later faded in the standings.
Thus, the one from Barrika finished the initial day as leader after making 65 shots, but sank on Friday and Saturday with two laps of 76 and closed with a 72 that left him in the thirty-ninth final position. The Biscayan signed the pair on Sunday and finished with +1 in total and 10 shots behind the champion.
Thus, rahm leads the universal list with 9.50 average points, for the 9.18 of Schefflerwhile Northern Irish McIlroysecond this Sunday, maintains third position with 9.04 ahead of the American patrick cantley (7.24).
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