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Jon Rahm aka Young GRahm has never made a bogey on the PGA Tour as a professional golfer. Well, today was his first round as a professional golfer on tour and, well, he didn’t make a bogey. In fact, he made seven birdies to go with – shooting a 64 for the opening round lead of the #QuickenLoansNational. “Hello World!” OK we’ve heard that before. Maybe, “¡Hola Mundo!” (Because he’s Spanis- so anyway he just came off low am honors at the U.S. Open (he was the only am to make the cut) and tied for 23rd. We can go ahead and venture to say he’s in good form. Even though he just turned pro, this kid has experience in the Major League. He T-5th at Waste Mgmt. in 2015; T-10th at Mayakoba earlier in the season; and did his thing last week at the Open. A good or great week for him wouldn’t be out of the question at all.
Wesley Bryan, who doesn’t have as much PGA Tour experience as Rahm, is playing in his 2nd Tour event of the season after a made cut in Memphis just before the Open. He already has two wins on Web this year and has secured his card for next season. He is off to a running start this week in T-3rd pos. with a 5-under 66.
The Big Easy, who won the 1997 U.S. Open at Congressional, is also hot out the gates with a 5-under 66.
Rors and GMAC have pulled out of the Olympic running citing concerns over the Zika virus. That puts Padraig and U.S. Open runner-up Shane Lowry on the team next. Still a formidable squad.