X

Sunday 08
December

Golf

Rahm not giving up on Irish hopes

6th July 2019, 17:53 by James Mason

Jon Rahm says he still has a chance of winning the Irish Open despite slipping five shots off the lead on day three.

World number 11 Rahm made five birdies, an eagle and one bogey to sign for a six-under-par round of 64 to climb into a five-way share of ninth on -8, five shots adrift of leader Robert Rock, who carded a sensational 10-under-par 60.

Despite having work to do, the 24-year-old Spaniard, who won this event back in 2017 at Portstewart, is remaining optimistic of lifting the trophy for the second time come Sunday evening.

"It seems very similar to what happened last year," he told the European Tour's website. "Last year I had a really bad first round and then I played good on Friday to make the cut and shot-12 under on the weekend to almost make it to a play-off. It seems very similar.

"A good Saturday, hopefully a good round tomorrow to give myself a chance."

Rahm, who will be hoping to break his major duck at the Open later this month, is joined on -8 by compatriot Jorge Campillo, Scotland's Grant Forrest and the English duo of Oliver Wilson and Paul Waring.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

James Mason grew up in Northumberland so is entrenched in both the football and golf scenes. A low handicap golfer, he also follows Newcastle United and predicts big things under Rafa Benitez.

More Golf

Golf

Three stars share one-shot Mauritius lead

7th December 2019, 16:44

Thomas Detry, Antoine Rozner and Calum Hill sit on -16 and will take a one-shot lead into round four of the Mauritius Open.

Golf

Woodland climbs into Bahamas lead

7th December 2019, 09:43

Gary Woodland has moved one-shot clear at the Hero World Challenge after signing for a four-under-par 68 on day three.

Golf

Hill claims halfway lead in Mauritius

6th December 2019, 17:09

Scotland's Calum Hill continued his recent impressive form to claim the halfway lead at the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open.

Golf

Happy Reed takes Bahamas lead

6th December 2019, 08:05

Patrick Reed says his game is in a good place as he secured a three-shot lead after the second round of the Hero World Challenge.

Golf

Hojgaard joins four at top of Mauritius leaderboard

5th December 2019, 16:43

Rasmus Hojgaard made a fast start at the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open to climb into a five-way share of first on day one.

Golf

Reed and Woodland share Bahamas lead

5th December 2019, 05:26

Gary Woodland and Patrick Reed shot opening rounds of 66 to share the lead at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas.

Recent Sport Headlines

Boxing

Hearn full of praise for two-time champion Joshua

8th December 2019, 10:35

Eddie Hearn claims Anthony Joshua deserves more respect after he produced a superb display to beat Andy Ruiz Jr on Saturday night.

Everton

Would Niko Kovac be the right appointment for Toffees?

8th December 2019, 09:55

Niko Kovac could be in line to take the Everton job, but is he the right man to get the Toffees back on track?

Liverpool

Klopp plays down Lovren injury concerns

8th December 2019, 08:57

Jurgen Klopp has played down an injury picked up by Dejan Lovren as Liverpool picked up a 3-0 win over Bournemouth on Saturday.

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Nuno set sights on new central defender

8th December 2019, 08:29

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo says plans are afoot to bring in new players, with another central defender top of his wanted list ahead of the January window.

Manchester United

Solskjaer salutes United of old after City win

8th December 2019, 07:59

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes his side looked like the old Manchester United as they inflicted a damaging derby defeat on champions Manchester City.

Everton

Ferguson in dark over Kovac Goodison appearance

8th December 2019, 07:59

Duncan Ferguson said he has no clue why former Bayern Munich coach Niko Kovac watched Everton beat Chelsea 3-1 on Saturday afternoon.

Manchester United

Manchester City 1-2 Manchester United

7th December 2019, 20:26

Manchester United dominated at the Etihad Stadium as goals from Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial secured a 2-1 win against Manchester City.

Snooker

Rocket pulls out of Masters

7th December 2019, 19:44

Seven-time champion Ronnie O'Sullivan has cited personal reasons for pulling out of next month's Masters at Alexandra Palace.