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Cazaubón Acaba Tercero en Mazatlán

Con una ronda de dos golpes bajo par, Rodolfo Cazaubón se adjudicó el tercer puesto en el PTLA Qualifying Tournament en Mazatlán, Sinaloa. El campo del Estrella del Mar Golf & Beach Resort fue la sede del evento en el que participaron 140 golfistas.

“Rodo”, quien en el 2015 fue nombrado el mejor jugador del PGA Tour Latinoamérica y líder en ganancias del mismo circuito tuvo un 2016 casi para el olvido en el Web.Com Tour. A pesar de las dificultades, representó a México en las Olimpiadas de Río 2016.

En su paso por el Web.Com participó en 19 torneos pero solo logró superar el corte en seis de ellos. En dos ocasiones acabó dentro de los mejores 25. En el 2015, hasta ahora el año más exitoso de su carrera, logró superar el corte en 12 de los 16 torneos que jugó y ganar tres de ellos.

Ahora arranca el 2017 con brios renovados y demostrando que lo logrado en el 2015 no fue casualidad. Prueba de ello es el gran desempeño que tuvo en el torneo que acaba de concluir.

El tampiqueño de 27 años de edad arrancó en segundo lugar tras los primeros 18 hoyos, un golpe por detrás de Spencer Fletcher. Para el final del segundo día, sería Cazaubón quien se pondría al frente firmando su segunda tarjeta de 67 golpes (-5)  consecutiva.

Una baja de juego en el tercer día de competencia le costó perder el liderato al terminar cinco golpes por encima del par de campo. Así llegaría al último día empatado en la cuarta posición a tres golpes del norteamericano Blake Olson.

Cuatro birdies y dos bogeys en la ronda de este viernes le ayudaron a Rodo a escalar una posición en la tabla y con un total de 279 (-9) golpes acabar el torneo en la tercera posición. Olson acabó como primer lugar con 274 golpes y Tyler Torano en segundo con 275.

Con esto Olson asegura que puede jugar en todos los torneos que el guste del PGA Tour Latinoamérica. Cazaubón, al haber acabado entre los diez siguientes al primer lugar, tendrá una tarjeta con calidad de exento durante la primera mitad de la temporada. Dicho estatus estará sujeto a cambios para la segunda mitad.

Cabe señalar que Rodolfo fue el mejor latino de la clasificación general. Durante el torneo envocó un total de 21 birdies y 40 pares. Diez bogeys, cuatro de ellos en la tercera ronda le impidieron llevarse el torneo. Sin emabargo se le puede considerar como un buen inicio de año para el egresado de la Universidad del Norte de Texas.

Ahora si, borrón y cuenta nueva.

The Spieth Factor

Chances are you already know Jordan Spieth won The Masters at Augusta this past weekend. Not many people knew him ahead of this weekend but with his appearance at the David Letterman show, shortly after his feat, he is now the most popular golfer. Spieth, 21, is not new to success. Was not new to being in the final group on Sunday in one of golfs’ most prestigious tournaments. In his debut at one of golf’s biggest stages he finished in second.

Spieth, 21, is not new to success. Was not new to being in the final group on Sunday in one of golfs’ most prestigious tournaments. In his debut at Augusta he finished second after having the lead for almost three days and half of the last day. Many thought that would be the only chance the youngster got at wearing the Green Jacket. I personally hoped they were wrong.

Spieth was as cool as the other side of the pillow this weekend. He definitely matured over the year and showed his was no fluke at last year’s masters. He showed his talent against the best golfers in the world breaking records day by day. He knew nothing mattered the first three days if he did not end up winning on Sunday.

Spieth grabbed the lead on Day 1 and never gave it back.
Spieth grabbed the lead on Day 1 and never gave it back.

He managed to keep everyone at a safe distance behind him. He did not break down whenever he shot a bogey or even worst a double bogey on 17 on Saturday. He regrouped and saved the round with a par on 18 that same day. By then, he already had a scorecard of 16 strokes under par. That was a record already, but the question was if he would have a break down like in 2014 or finish the job this time.

The first nine holes showed he was not as strong as on the previous days, but he was able to make birdies after every almost every mistake. Spieth finished the front nine holes just one under par. A birdie on 10 gave him enough confidence to control the game moving forward.

A few wide shots from the tee here and there opened the door for Phil Mickelson and Justin Rose to plan on catching up with the Dallas native. The young man showed he wanted it really bad this time and got the job done even with a bogey on 18. With a scorecard of -18 when at one point it read -19. The best score ever at Augusta.

Spieth was able to bounce back from every mistake he made.
Spieth was able to bounce back from every mistake he made.

His game might not be solid right now, but just think of how good he can get whenever he gets more experience. He will be able to control the pressure and he is sure to rise to the occasion. He stayed calm throughout the whole weekend. Very methodical in his approach to every stroke, especially when putting from any distance.

Jordan delivered a game worthy of his talent. His achievement at Augusta now has him ranked second place in the world. He follows the steps of Rory McIlroy that failed to impress over the weekend. He is just as hungry for more just like Tiger Woods at the beginning of his career.

Spieth dropped out from the University of Texas to pursue his dream as a pro golfer. Sometimes that is a risky decision, for Spieth it seems to be the right one, otherwise golf history would not have been written the way it was this past few days at Augusta National.

He now joins a very select club of golfers who have won the Masters
He now joins a very select club of golfers who have won the Masters

The man now wears that green jacket everywhere he goes, his name joins the elite ranks of the game and at his young age, the sky is the limit for this Texan. He wants more, and if he continues to play like he did from April 9-12 he will reach higher heights tournament by tournament. The future of American golf may have found its man, and his name is Jordan Spieth.