After two perfect days, the one reserved for the assault on positions, the ‘moving day’, failed in Rahm’s accounts. In the same game, Johnson started packed, with an ‘eagle’ and three ‘birdies’ in seven holes, breaking Rahm’s harmony. The Spanish was forced to attack and paid it off against Augusta.

A ‘double-bogey’ on hole 8 made him lose positions and perhaps concentration, but he returned to the attack with birdies on 14 and 15. However, the Spanish reaction took a jug of cold water with a ‘ bogey ‘on 18, to finish his card even and -9 on the total. With -16 finished Dustin Johnson, with a 65 without failure.

In addition, the worst possible leader, Rahm has a lot of contender who is still on the loose, waiting for Johnson to screw it up again on a Sunday leading in a ‘major’. With less name but a great game, South Korean Sungjae Im, Mexican Abraham Ancer and Australian Cameron Smith are four strokes behind the leader, in second place.

Meanwhile, with more stripes, Justin Thomas, Patrick Reed, Rory McIlroy or Brooks Koepka are on the prowl like Rahm, waiting for the stumble of number one or the rebellion of Augusta. The ‘major’ that this season closes the ‘Grand Slam’, when it opens normally, was unknown in November, at the moment friendly with the players waiting for a Sunday of surprises.