The Spanish Jon Rahm is crowned in the Mexico Open

Jon Rahm has been reunited with victory in the Mxico Open, something that has not happened since the US Open nine months ago. The Basque battled during the final day in Vallarta to win his seventh win on the PGA Tour. Dream week for Spanish golf, which scored the triumph in the DP World Tour thanks to Adri Arnaus and on the American circuit with the number two in the world. Chance has wanted that two great friends can share happiness on the same day.

In Mexican lands, ‘Rahmbo’ arrived as a favorite and proved it by being the leader from the first day, although his 69 in the final round (267 total) was not easy to achieve at all. With four holes to go, Jon was in the lead, a shot ahead of Brandon Wu (63) and his good friend Tony Finau (63), who were waiting for him at the clubhouse with a total of 268. Kurt Kitayama was the one to unsettle, two strokes away at the time and playing Rahm.

In the end, Jon solved the 17th very well, although he didn’t get the birdie, and he finished off the 18th with a par. At the beginning of the round, the Basque saved two essential par putts for what later came, on 4 and 5. He then birdied at 6 and 7, which put him on the road to victory. The one from Barrika played well on a windy day, making hardly any mistakes, well off the tee and with good approaches. With the putt he was better than in previous tournaments, which is great news.

Rahm is the third Spaniard to win the Mexican Open, after Ángel Miguel did previously in 1959 and Ángel Gallardo in 1971.

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