Jon Ram did something he didn’t do in 34 rounds

Jon Ram will be looking to start a new streak of equal or better this weekend at the Riviera Country Club.

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Pacific Islands, California – The cheering crowd at the Riviera Country Club were thrilled when Jon Ram set his 6-foot-tall at 18 p.m. Friday. They erupted when the knockout hit fell, largely because it’s also been a while since they’ve seen any result fall.

It was a tough cut, guaranteeing Ram two rounds in the weekend. All good, right? What the crowd surrounding the 18th didn’t know was that in the end, this was the culmination of Ram’s disappointment. For the first time in seven months, he launched an above par on the PGA Tour.

Ram’s No. 73 is his first below-par turn since the first round of the 2021 Open. Flag the world of golf with this consistency sign Thanks to Justin Ray, expert golf statistics. Ram’s two-way round finished a 34-round streak on par or better, the longest such streak in the past 19 years, per Ray.

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Only Charles Howell (34), Vijay Singh (34), David O’Gren (35), Fred Funk (38) and Tiger Woods (52) have equal or better streaks on the PGA Tour. It came as no surprise that Woods came during his epic period of 2000-2001, when he won all four of the Grand Slams.

As for Ram, the 27-year-old Spaniard has been a similar bastion of consistency in the past few years, winning all kinds of courses around the world, but rarely holding back along the way. His results starting in 2022 – 2, T14, T3, T10 – are just a continuation of what he did in 2021, when he competed for the PGA Tour Player of the Year title and finished in the top 25 18 times in 22 starts. .

If there is reason to blame, Ram’s racket is this week’s main opponent. By two rounds, he’s second to last in Strokes Gained: a lay of 75 players who have cut. This 6-foot-tall clutch made at 18 followed only the miserable touch he showed off the sidelines. There is something wrong with his situation, but he has not committed to speaking with the press about it. Add to that his 74th ranking in Strokes Gained: Around the Green, a massive discount for a great driving week.

As daylight approached, Ram climbed the ladder behind the eighteenth. Minutes later, after signing his scorecard, he’s back down the stairs, and straight to the training range.