Jon Ram continued to struggle at home on Thursday, shooting 78 shots, the second-worst of his career, and 11 shots behind the lead at the Andalusia Masters.
He also shot 78 in the second round of the 2018 British Open. The worst result was an 82 in the third round of the 2017 Players Championship.
The number one player needs to play well on Friday to advance.
“This is a difficult round. I never feel comfortable,” he said. “I don’t want to go home on Saturday. If anyone can overcome this problem, it is me. But I have no more room for error.”
At the Valderrama Royal Club in southern Spain, Ram swallowed four bogeys and a double bogey on the first nine holes, and another bogey on the back nine holes.
“It’s frustrating because this is a course I like,” he said. “In this windy situation, the course becomes very difficult.”
Ram ended the game in a tie for 108th, with only 10 players scoring higher than him.
Last week, Ram won a disappointing 17th place at the Spanish Open, and he returned home nearly two years later. He started with a 63, but he was mediocre in the next few rounds and did not compete for the defending championship on Sunday.
The US Open champion did not participate in the Andalusian Masters last year.Game by John Catlin, An American, started with 2 strokes of 73 and started his road to defending the title.
Julian WarriorTied for third place at the Spanish Open and became the leader after hitting a 4 under-par 67.
“It’s really complicated,” the Frenchman said. “My putts are very good. We know that these solid greens are very fast and very difficult in this wind. But I put in a few long putts in the first and third, and then in After I hit a lot of greens, I supervise. This is the key.”
Spanish Rafa Cabrera BelloThe winner of the Spanish Open was one shot behind.
“In the absence of wind, this is already a daunting process,” he said. “It will be tough, the wind will change, and you will eventually encounter some tricky places. You know this is a different type of tournament. Three consecutive pars equals a bird. This is what you think, this is me Trying to deal with this course in a way.”
The Spanish swing tournament will end with the Majorca Open next week.