Rahm wants confirmation, McIlroy wants to revive

Vainqueur du dernier US Open, Jon Rahm est très attendu cette semaine sur les fairways du Royal St George

Fans are back after the cancellation of the 2020 edition. During the Royal St George, Spaniard Jon Rahm appears as one of the big favourites.

The Kent Course and VIP Box can hold up to 32,000 spectators per day. Irishman Shane Lowry will be present to defend his claret jug, but not Hideki Matsuyama, winners of previous Masters, Bubba Watson or Jack Johnson, all tested positive for Covid-19 or in case of contact. Players will be closely observed, with a formal ban on going to a bar, a restaurant or a supermarket, leaving an approved hotel or private accommodation with more than four people under its management or any other player involved in this Open. To share. ,I don’t have my whole team, I don’t have my coach, I don’t have my boss», regrets American Brooks Koepka. ,The food is not as good as ever, with me, my caddy Rick, my physiotherapist and my manager», connects the winner of the Four Majors. Rahm is a favorite of logistical bookmakers as he is in great shape and won the US Open at Torrey Pines last month. But he was overtaken this week by world No. 1 Dustin Johnson, who is playing less well than him at the moment.

Despite the number of restrictions still in place due to the pandemic, the Spaniard is expected to be surprised by the crowd at Royal St George: “I didn’t expect this tournament to be the first with full spectators due to the lockdown and other restrictions, but I am excited because we missed it.Rahm, who was hit by the virus in June and forced to withdraw from the PGA Memorial with a six-stroke lead ahead of the US Open, prepared well to take 7th place in an Open from Scotland to a very high plateau on Sunday. He will face Tommy Fleetwood who is heavily supported by fans, such as the Three Lions during Euro Football. And like him he will try to end a long period of famine for England: no victors.”open», historical name, since Nick Faldo in 1992.

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The Englishman with the appearance of a footballer is not troubled by the epidemic: “There are a few different rules in terms of logistics, there are masks, but when I’m at the driving range, putting green or at No. 1 T, I do what I’ve always done.“, relativizes Fleetwood. As far as Rory McIlroy is concerned, he will try to follow in the footsteps of his compatriot North Irishman Darren Clarke, the eventual winner of the British Open at Royal St. George ten years ago. McIlroy only 32 years old But he is already looking forward to his fifth Major for seven years, since 2014 when he won the British Open and the PGA Championship. His latest results are anything but encouraging: 59th at the Irish Open, missed the Scottish Open went.

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