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Jon Rahm (T-4) puts up a fight while ‘battling swing thoughts’ at CJ Cup

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This was not what John Ram was looking for.

One shot behind Rory McIlroy after 54 holes of the CJ Cup at Congaree, Ram is aiming for his second victory in as many world starts (he won the Spanish Open on the DP World Tour two weeks ago).

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The 27-year-old Spaniard was stuck with McIlroy, breaking through 2 of the 9 first gates on Sunday. However, at the end of 72 holes, Ram finished T-4, four shots behind his Ryder Cup teammate, the new world No. 1.

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Although it was a disappointing finish for Ram, it turned out to be better than he had originally envisioned.

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“Look how bad I felt on Thursday morning, if you told me that I would shoot 14 less, I would not believe you, I will not lie,” Ram said after the final round. “The 9-under-par round (on Friday) was something I never expected. The other three rounds are pretty much the same as how I felt… struggled to hit a pair under par because the swing wasn’t quite there. It was good. from the target, but my iron game was not very good.


The final round of the CJ Cup is not what Ram was looking for

The final round of the CJ Cup is not what Ram was looking for

Full field score at the CJ Cup in South Carolina


Why wasn’t he confident in his swing this week?

“I struggled with swing thoughts,” Ram said. “I don’t like having too many swinging thoughts when approaching a game and I’m definitely thinking more than I’d like about some of the shots that were made today. I could still perform and play golf well, it’s just not an easy golf course out there. If I can shoot below par inconveniently, handle a couple of mistakes, I’ll still have a shot at winning.”

How did Ram manage to control his sweeping thoughts and almost snatch victory?

“It’s not really a fight, I’m just uncomfortable,” he said. “I don’t want to think about my backswing in the middle of the round because I can’t hit 10 balls to fix it, right? So I’m just trying to play and hit and hit. I’ve done really good work with some of them, it’s just not a simple golf course. On any other golf course that is not as slippery as this, I would have a good chance, but here you have to be very precise.”

Now, however, Ram won’t have to think about anything to do with golf for a while.

“Looking forward to the break,” he said. “I won’t touch the club for the foreseeable future, it’s very necessary.”



Source: www.golfchannel.com

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