From sick stomach to sick with his play: World No. 1 Jon Rahm misses cut at Fortinet Championship

Jon Rahm has a rare weekend off after struggling on the greens at the Fortinet Championship.

From sick stomach to sick with his play: World No. 1 Jon Rahm misses cut at Fortinet Championship

NAPA, Calif. – Jon Rahm will enter next week’s Ryder Cup after having a rare weekend off.

The World No. 1 missed the cut at the Fortinet Championship, the season-opening event on the PGA Tour’s 2021-22 season. Rahm posted 1-under 71 at Silverado Resort & Spa’s North Course, missing the 36-hole cut by two strokes and 11 strokes behind Maverick McNealy, the leader at the midway point. It marked Rahm’s first missed cut since the Wells Fargo Championship in May, just his second of the calendar year and 13th in 113 career starts.

“It’s very simple, not my best ball-striking-wise,” said Rahm, who hit just 11 of 28 greens in regulation through 36 holes. “Still wasn’t bad. Could have been better on the greens, you know. Feel like I might have made a couple of mistakes mentally on some approach shots, maybe I could have focused a little more, visualized better, but I think I left a lot of shots on the greens.”

Rahm ranked 113th out of 156 in Strokes Gained: Putting, losing slightly more than a stroke and a half to the field on the greens. He barely cracked 100 feet of putts made for 36 holes.

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“The back nine, starting on 10, I hit a lot of good putts, 10, 11, 13, 15, 17. Maybe I didn’t have the speed, but a lot of them were very close and they just didn’t go in. And yesterday I didn’t make enough putts, I feel like I left a lot of them inside 10 feet,” he said. “Make a couple others and at least I’m making the cut, maybe a momentum change and I finish a little better. It’s unfortunate to start the year with basically one of my worst Tour rounds in a while. It’s what it is. Course was tough out there today and just need to be better.”

Rahm’s week began inauspiciously with a stomach ailment on Wednesday that kept him from competing in the pro-am.

“I feel like with having those stomach issues early, I wasn’t nearly as rested as I could have been, my body got a little bit tight, but I’m feeling good today,” he said.

Rahm said part of the reason he came to the Napa tournament was to get out of the heat of his hometown of Scottsdale, Arizona, where the courses are heavily watered. But he was scheduled to head there before joining Team Europe on Monday for the 43rd Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin.

“If anything, I get to rest a couple extra days and be able to figure out what’s going on with my swing, which technically is not really anything bad,” he said. “It’s just I think a lot of those swings were made to look worse because of how tough it is out there. It’s firm, it’s fast, the fairways are hard to hit. I just maybe didn’t hit the shot sometimes. I just feel I could have been rewarded a little bit more, that’s about it.”

Other notables to miss the cut included: Brandt Snedeker, Kevin Na and 2019 winner Cameron Champ.

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Fortinet Championship tee times, TV info for Saturday's third round

We head to the weekend in Napa, California, and Maverick McNealy leads by two after 36 holes.

Fortinet Championship tee times, TV info for Saturday's third round

We head to the weekend in Napa, California, and Maverick McNealy leads after 36 holes.

On Friday, he followed up a 4-under 68 with an 8-under 64 to grab a two-stroke lead at the Fortinet Championship over Beau Hossler and Mito Pereira with a 36-hole total of 12-under 132.

On Friday, Phil Mickelson cracked his 2-wood and drove it left into the trees at the par-5 16th hole at Silverado Resort & Spa’s North Course, but as he’s done so many times before, he pulled a rabbit out of his hat and circled a birdie on the scorecard en route to shooting 3-under 69.

Jon Rahm, who withdrew from his pro-am round Wednesday with stomach issues, shot 72-71 and missed the cut by two strokes, giving him the weekend off before he heads to Wisconsin for the Ryder Cup.

From tee times to TV and streaming info, here’s what you need to know for the third round of the Fortinet Championship. All times listed are ET.

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Tee times

1st tee

Tee time Players
11:05 a.m. David Skinns, Paul Barjon
11:15 a.m. Nick Hardy, Justin Suh
11:25 a.m. Nick Watney, Luke List
11:35 a.m. Sung Kang, Peter Uihlein
11:45 a.m. Brendon Todd, Lanto Griffin
11:55 a.m. Michael Thompson, Webb Simpson
12:05 p.m. Andrew Putnam, Sean O’Hair
12:15 p.m. Michael Gligic, Quade Cummins
12:25 p.m. Matthew NeSmith, Vaughn Taylor
12:40 p.m. Nick Taylor, Adam Schenk
12:50 p.m. Brendan Steele, Jim Herman
1 p.m. Adam Svensson, Dylan Wu
1:10 p.m. Chez Reavie, Chase Seiffert
1:20 p.m. Joseph Bramlett, Greyson Sigg
1:30 p.m. Marc Leishman, Ryan Armour
1:40 p.m. Cameron Percy, Charley Hoffman
1:50 p.m. Scott Gutschewski, Sam Ryder
2 p.m. Kevin Tway, Wyndham Clark
2:15 p.m. Max Homa, Phil Mickelson
2:25 p.m. Taylor Pendrith, Talor Gooch
2:35 p.m. Austin Smotherman, Sahith Theegala
2:45 p.m. Aaron Baddeley, Austin Cook
2:55 p.m. C.T. Pan, Patton Kizzire
3:05 p.m. Dawie van der Walt, Jason Dufner
3:15 p.m. Si Woo Kim, Cameron Tringale
3:25 p.m. Mark Hubbard, Patrick Rodgers
3:35 p.m. Hideki Matsuyama, Scott Piercy
3:50 p.m. Scott Stallings, John Augenstein
4 p.m. Peter Malnati, Nate Lashley
4:10 p.m. Jim Knous, David Lipsky
4:20 p.m. Russell Knox, Tom Hoge
4:30 p.m. Harold Varner III, Matt Kuchar
4:40 p.m. Will Zalatoris, Bronson Burgoon
4:50 p.m. Mito Pereira, Troy Merritt
5 p.m. Maverick McNealy, Beau Hossler

TV, streaming, radio information

You can watch Golf Channel for free on fuboTV. All times ET.

Saturday, Sept. 18

TV

Golf Channel: 6-9 p.m.

RADIO

PGA Tour Radio on SiriusXM: 4-9 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 19

TV

Golf Channel: 6-9 p.m.

RADIO

PGA Tour Radio on SiriusXM: 4-9 p.m.

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