Jon Rahm Won the US Open
Golf continues to offer big surprises. One of them is undoubtedly Jon Rahm’s victory at the US Open. The Spaniard secured victory at the Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla and won his first major tournament. The decisive factor was an intense round of 67 with spectacular putts on the last two holes. So Rahm distanced the South African Louis Oosthuizen by just one stroke. That is the first time a Spanish athlete has won this title in the USA.
The 121st edition of the US Open ended with a surprise. At the beginning of the month, Rahm had to break off a tournament due to illness. Now he displayed his top form with the win. He scored birdie putts on the 17th and 18th holes on the California coast. After the four days, Rahm remained a total of six strokes under par. The drama at the finale of the tournament was enormous. With his first birdie putt, Jon Rahm took it out of the hands of Louis Oosthuizen, who had been in the lead up until then. Then, with his last birdie putt, he finally fixed victory in the last meters.
Incredible Last Tow Putts
He was surprised after his victory. He couldn’t quite explain to himself how he had done those incredible last two putts. But of course, the joy was enormous. He dedicated his victory to his compatriot Severiano Ballesteros, who had always been a great role model for him. However, the golf star had died around ten years ago.
The win of Rahm at the same time prolonged a kind of a negative streak of his opponent. Oosthuizen still has to wait for some significant success. After all, he landed for the sixth time in a Grand Slam tournament in the unsatisfactory second place. This time his placement was particularly bitter, as Rahm caught him shortly before the finish line. Rahm has now also taken the lead in the world golf rankings. The winner attributed his success to the power of positive thinking.
Before the final round, Rahm was three shots behind in sixth place among prominent participants. But then he overtook the leaders Oosthuizen and Mackenzie Hughes. Russel Henley and the four-time winner Rory McIlroy was left behind, as was Bryson Dechambeau. Rahm was unstoppable that day. His assault to the top concealed the fact that the places back were also swirled around vigorously.
The American Harris English took third place, Ex-Aequo Guido Migliozzi, Brooks Koepka and Collin Marikawa came in fourth. Hughes and Henley moved back from number one to number 13 and 15. McIlroy only reached the 26th place. The fans experienced a turbulent final round that has never been seen before. The par-71 course at Torrey Pines is north of San Diego and is exceptionally long, reaching 7,135 meters. It is the second largest course in the history of major golf tournaments. With Jon Rahm, a new face has now entered the prominent list of winners.