SAN DIEGO — Jon Rahm on Sunday received the 121st U.S. Open, America’s nationwide golf championship. The victory is Rahm’s first in a significant championship and makes him the primary Spaniard to win the occasion. It additionally ends a six-year streak of American winners within the occasion. Rahm began the ultimate spherical at Torrey Pines Golf Course three strokes off the lead held by Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa, Russell Henley of the United States and Mackenzie Hughes of Canada.
For Rahm, 26, it was his sixth profession victory in a PGA Tour-sanctioned occasion. Last month, he was main the Memorial Tournament in Ohio by a commanding six strokes with one spherical remaining however was forced to withdraw when he examined constructive for the coronavirus. Rahm, third within the males’s world rankings, has critically contended in a number of latest main championships, with seven top-10 finishes within the final three years. Rahm received twice on the PGA Tour in 2020, at the Memorial and on the BMW Championship.
Rahm turned professional in 2016 after taking part in at Arizona State, the place he received 11 tournaments, second in class historical past behind Phil Mickelson’s 16.
The U.S. Open returned to Torrey Pines this yr for the primary time since 2008, when Tiger Woods received the championship after a dramatic 19-hole playoff. Recovering from severe leg accidents sustained in a harrowing February automotive crash, Woods was not on this yr’s area. He not too long ago mentioned his major purpose was to study to as soon as once more stroll on his personal.
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