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How Jon Rahm can overtake Rory McIlroy for world No. 1 this week?  

The Spaniard could reclaim the world No. 1 spot without a win this week.

Won 4 of the last 6 appearances, in just 2 weeks won 2 PGA Tour championships. It can be said that Jon Rahm's performance is rising like a kite in the wind. And the world No. 1 position seems to be within reach of the 28-year-old golfer.

Rahm is competing at the 2023 Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines from January 25 to 28. Of course, the 3rd consecutive victory at the PGA Tour 2023 will be the best result for Rahmbo in golf. However, he doesn't even need to win to return to the top of the OWGR this week.

Jon Rahm breaks out spectacularly at Farmers Insurance Open 2023

Rahm last held the world number one spot last March at the WGC-Dell Match Play, after which Scottie Scheffler took it from him. Scheffler then won the Masters and held on to the top until Rory McIlroy won the CJ Cup in South Carolina in October and usurped the number one spot so far.

There are three scenarios that can help the Spaniard regain his lost throne this week. First the best situation, 3rd win for Jon Rahm. The second scenario where he finished solo second at the Farmers Insurance Open and McIlroy finished under third solo at the DP World Tour Hero Dubai Desert Classic event. The third scenario calls for Rahm to finish third solo at Torrey Pines and McIlroy to finish below 27th solo in Dubai.

On the second day of the Farmers Insurance Open, Rahm made a spectacular breakthrough when he jumped from the risk of being eliminated to T14.

The event takes place on two courses North and South, both par72, the Torrey Pines golf complex. Round 1, Rahm hit the South court, finished with 73 strokes and stood at T116 (point +1) while the average achievement was at 72,217 strokes.

In the second round on the North field, Rahm entered from the 10th hole, through 13 holes still +1 while the expected cut line was even par. Even so, the Spaniard made a spectacular jump in the last five holes, starting with an eagle on the 5th, adding a three-bird streak and then holding a par on the last hole to close 67 for the second game. Summarizing this stage recorded Rahm and Tano Goya, the Argentines achieved the best results, while the North field cost the players an average of 73,179 strokes.

After two rounds, Rahm stood at T14 (-4), two strokes behind T4, and the top of the table at -12, belonged to Sam Ryder. Behind Ryder on the leaderboard is Brendan Steele with -9 strokes.

Meanwhile Rory McIlroy is playing in bad weather in Dubai

Meanwhile, McIlroy is sharing 4th place with Louis de Jager and Patrick Reed at the Hero Dubai Desert Classic. The weather on the Emirates Golf Club in Dubai is not favoring the golfers with heavy rain and strong winds. The second round was supposed to take place on the same day (January 27), but was paused because it was too dark.

With what Rahmbo is showing, we can completely hope that he will soon regain the world No.

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