Jon Rahm not ‘firing on all cylinders’ despite leading Arnold Palmer Invitational

Jon Rahm stated he’s still not “firing on all cylinders” despite holding a two-shot lead at the 2023 Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Rahm, who has won five events in his last nine starts, recently said nobody can beat him when he’s playing his best.

The 28-year-old fired an opening 65 at Bay Hill which included six birdies and an eagle to sit two ahead of America’s Chris Kirk.

When asked after his round if he was now ‘firing on all cylinders’, the 2021 U.S. Open Champion still responded: “No.

“If you go through the round, you’ll see plenty of mistakes. I just took advantage of minimising mistakes and converted a couple situations into really good scores.

“It can always be better, but it’s the first day. Ask me that on Sunday if I keep playing like this and I’ll probably change my answer.”

Rahm is set to tee off in round two at 4.38pm UAE time time alongside Xander Schauffele and Collin Morikawa.

If he was to triumph this week, he would become the first Spaniard to ever win the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

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