The Masters: Jon Rahm tops ball then hits tree in ugly double-bogey | Golf News


first_imgJon Rahm made two mistakes on the same hole on his way to a costly double-bogey at The Masters Jon Rahm saw his Masters hopes dealt an almighty blow after two uncharacteristic errors in consecutive shots during the third round at Augusta National. The Spaniard held a share of the lead at the halfway stage but had slipped four behind playing partner Dustin Johnson by the time they reached the par-five eighth, where Rahm hit a glorious drive down the right side of the fairway and had a great opportunity to reach the green in two.Few could have predicted what was to follow, as Rahm inexplicably topped his second shot with a fairway wood and seeing his ball barely get airborne, with his approach racing along the ground and over into the pines on the opposite side of the fairway. – Advertisement – – Advertisement – Get Sky Sports Golf for just £10 a month All four days of The Masters exclusively live. Get our £10 golf offer. Find out more here. – Advertisement – Jon Rahm looking for his first major victory at The Masters and aiming to become the fourth Spaniard to win at Augusta National; Rahm topped an approach shot and then hit a tree on his way to a double-bogey seven at par-five eighth By Sky Sports GolfLast Updated: 14/11/20 8:22pm Rahm is looking to become the fourth Spanish winner of The Masters, following on from Jose Maria Olazabal, Seve Ballesteros and Sergio Garcia Rahm is looking to become the fourth Spanish winner of The Masters, following on from Jose Maria Olazabal, Seve Ballesteros and Sergio Garcia

Ravindra Jadeja elated after India thrash Sri Lanka in Colombo Test


first_imgRavindra Jadeja picked up his ninth five-wicket haul to help India thrash Sri Lanka by an innings and 53 runs in the second Test and secure the three-match series 2-0 at Colombo.Batting first, India declared their first innings on 622 for nine and dismissed Sri Lanka for 183 and enforced the follow-on, commanding a 439-run lead. Sri Lanka performed better in the second innings but couldn’t prevent an innings defeat when they were bowled out for 386.WATCH FULL VIDEOJadeja, who was named Man of the Match, finished with 5/152 and collected seven wickets in the match.”In the first innings, the ball wasn’t turning when we were batting. But then it started turning from the middle part of the wicket,” Jadeja said at the post match presentation ceremony.Dimuth Karunaratne (141) and Kusal Mendis (110) scored centuries for Sri Lanka in their second innings.Jadeja was all praise for Mendis but credited teammates for playing “good cricket”.”(Kusal) Mendis played very well, played some brilliant shots. As a team, I think we also played good cricket. If the batsman is playing sweep regularly, it’s always a challenge. We have to change the line and lengths,” he said.Jadeja on Saturday became the second fastest Indian to reach 150 Test wickets, behind teammate Ravichandran Ashwin, when he bowled Dhananjay de Silva in Sri Lanka’s first innings.Ashwin had reached the milestone in 29 Tests while Jadeja managed it in 32 games.Former spin greats Erapalli Prasanna and Anil Kumble had taken 150 wickets in 34 Tests while Harbhajan Singh reached there in 35 Tests.advertisementHe also became the fastest Indian left-arm spinner to reach 150 wickets, ahead of Vinoo Mankad (40 Tests), Bishan Bedi (41 Tests) and Ravi Shastri (78 Tests).last_img read more