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Rahm not distracted by potential No. 1 ranking

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SAN DIEGO – Jon Rahm is in position for a rare double dip this weekend – a title defense at the Farmers Insurance Open, and back-to-back titles on the PGA Tour.

Not that Rahm was thinking about any of that Friday, after a 6-under 66 put him one shot off the lead at the halfway point of the Farmers Insurance Open.

The 23-year-old Spaniard can move to world No. 1 with a victory this week.


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“I’m not thinking about it,” he said. “I’m just trying to keep going and try to keep playing good golf. What happens will happen, but so far I’m just trying to focus on one round at a time.”

Rahm hit only six of 14 fairways in the second round, but he toured the North Course without much trouble, shooting a bogey-free round. 

“I probably shot the lowest I could shoot today,” he said. 

Through 10 rounds on Tour this season, he has made only 17 bogeys – less than two per round.