Since the first Masters played in 1934, only three players have been able to win their first two consecutive Grand Slams: American Craig Wood (Masters and US Open 1941), South African Bobby Locke (British Open of 1949 and 1950) and American Jordan Spieth (Masters at US Open d 2015).
john rahmo Will try to join this coveted list from this Thursday (Movistar Golf) British which starts in Royal St-George, In Sandwich (England) With a win that would allow him to become the first golfer since Tiger Woods in 2000 (that’s a major absence) who won the US Open and British Open that same year.
The Basque, for his fifth participation in the last “big” 2021, will also look to break into his fourth top 10 at four Grand Slams this year. John was 5th at the Masters, 8th in the PGA and became champion at the US Open at Torrey Pines. This will be the fifth consecutive year, as he was also in the top 10 at the Masters in November 2020.
Hence, several challenges for Raham, although perhaps what excites him most is the pot of wealth on the basis of which his idol’s name appears three times (1979, 1984, 1988): Unfortunate sev ballesteros.
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“It’s something that doesn’t usually happen and it’s something unique, which is why golf is so different. Seria un honor ser el primer espaol que gan dos ‘grands’ en en ano y podar conquistar un open desde el ultimo De sev”, Comenta Rahm Ricardo las Tres Victorias de Ballesteros y la Ambicion de Que Otro Espaol Jug La’ After 43 Years.
“Don’t think I don’t think so. I’m quite ambitious and yes it’s on my mind. The only good thing about winning “big” is that the expectations change a bit. At least I won one and now we Going for the next one,” he said.
Already in Scotland last week, Rahm hinted at what could happen on the English south-east coast from today on these routes, which will have spectators in the stands after the painful cancellation of 2020.
“Overall it was a good week. Not what I expected, as I was set to play worse than that, so I am glad I started playing so well and got in good shape here,” Said Basque, a big fan of the Lynx.
“You have to create your own game and constantly learn from the terrain. Golf has more variety, with constantly changing wind and weather conditions and even course conditions. Which is why every time you come to the UK it becomes such a wonderful week. I’ve always loved it, ”says John.
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Sandwich breaks the monopoly
It should be noted that Royal St George was the first English link hosted by the British for the first time in 1894. From 1860 to that year Prestwick hosted twelve consecutive editions, the oldest major tournament on the golf calendar, all in Scotland, at St Andrews, Musselburgh and Muirfield (it slipped the list to three in 1891). It is an authentic par 70 campaign that saw a spectacular three-way play between 1993 Greg Norman, Nick Faldo and Bernhard Langer, resolved with the victory of the “white shark”. At Royal St George he won other golfing legends such as Harry Warden, Walter Hagen, Sir Henry Cotton, Bobby Locke and Sandy Lyle.
“I grew up in traditional Spanish golf so I’m used to playing with trees on the course. But I think Jack Nicklaus summed it up perfectly: “You often hear that the pitch has to adapt to your game. And I’m one of those people who think that the player has to adapt to the pitch”. Thus, it doesn’t matter what kind of domain it is. I like to think that I’m a very complete player, My game goes with me wherever I go. I think it’s something that has nothing to do with my mindset,” explains Rahm, who will be surrounded by four other Spaniards.
le castellon Sergio Garcia, the 2017 Masters champion, and who made his Open debut at the age of 17 in 1996 at the Royal Lytham and St. Anne’s, the site of two of Seve’s victories, at 41, is making his 24th Open appearance this week, in He finished 10 times. in the top ten, with two formidable performances at Carnoustie in 2007, where he lost a tiebreaker to Irishman Padraig Harrington and Hoylek in 2014, where he finished second behind a mortal Rory McIlroy.
great canary Rafa Cabrera He has played every British Open since 2012, and his best result was a fourth-place finish at the Royal Birkdale in 2017.
madrillenian Gonzalo Fernandez Castano, Garcia’s contemporary, is playing his seventh British Open this week after passing a qualifying test as Extremadura in England. Jorge CampilloPlaying his third The Open, completing the Spanish Quintet in Sandwich.