Rahm, Willett battling loaded leaderboard at BMW PGA Championship
As he tends to do, Jon Rahm is en route to another victory on the European Tour. The 24-year-old Spaniard is tied for the lead at the BMW PGA Championship with Danny Willett with just 18 holes to play.
Rahm and Willett began the day tied and finished the day similarly after both shot 4-under 68s at Wentworth. Chasing behind them is a loaded leaderboard, with the likes of major winners Justin Rose (12 under), Patrick Reed (9 under) and Francesco Molinari (8 under).
Even further back is Rory McIlroy (6 under), who shot a 65 Saturday to reenter the conversation. Will it be enough? McIlroy likely needs another great round Sunday to make it interesting.
Also on the leaderboard was Ross Fisher, who made an albatross on the par-5 18th to polish off a 66 of his own. It earned him a nice little walk-off for the round, as well as a brand new BMW i8 Roadster. Nice haul for him.
“It was the best shot I’ve ever hit by a long way,” Fisher said. “It was 200 yards to the front, 225 to the pin. Just the perfect 4-iron.”
Yeah, perfect is the appropriate word.
Rahm and Willett will form the final pairing Sunday at Wentworth, three shots clear of the rest of the field. One of them is trying to add to a legendary start to his career, the other is trying to bag his first victory of the year.