Rahm makes it look easy

20 August 2021 19:54:47 GMTPlus11
Jon Rahm has started off strongly in New Jersey

Jon Rahm said there was nothing easy about his opening round at the Northern Trust despite shooting an eight-under 63 to secure a share of the lead.

Rahm is 4001.00 to win the first event of the FedEx Cup playoffs after his strong start, while Justin Thomas is 4001.00 after matching the Spaniard's score to join him at the top of the leaderboard, the duo sitting three shots clear of the field.

Rahm keeps momentum going

World No.1 Rahm, playing in his first event since last month's Open Championship, picked up four shots on the front and another at the 13th after making the turn.

The US Open champion then produced a strong finish as he birdied the final three holes to complete a blemish-free round at Liberty National.

I felt like I played great.

Jon Rahm

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The Spaniard made light work of the New Jersey course but denied it had been as straightforward as it seemed due to the blustery conditions.

"The fact that me and Justin shot a low score like that, it shows it's possible, but we both play really, really good golf. I'm assuming he did as well. I felt like I played great," Rahm told Sky Sports.

"If the wind stays up like this, let's not expect everybody or all of us to be shooting 8-under every single day because that's just not going to happen. Scores are out there. I think we just showed it. That's mainly due to the fact of the softness of the greens."

Thomas makes fast start

Thomas signed for a round featuring nine birdies and a single bogey as he also finished strongly, moving him clear of Harold Varner III, who claimed sole possession of third with a 66.

Adam Scott and Tony Finau are part of a six-man group a shot further back, while current FedEx Cup leader Collin Morikawa has his work cut out to make the weekend after shooting a three-over 74.

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