Spanish golfer Jon Rahm gained his third PGA Tour title in six begins with a surprising comeback to overturn a seven-shot deficit on the Event of Champions in Hawaii.
The world No. 5 even bogeyed Sunday’s first gap however went on a outstanding run to complete the ultimate spherical with a 10-under-par 63.
Rahm ended the event 27-under-par to beat two-time main winner Collin Morikawa by two pictures.
Morikawa went into Sunday’s last spherical with a six-shot lead over the chasing pack, however three bogeys on the again 9 gave him a one-under-par 72 and allowed Rahm to claw again the deficit.
“I wanted to play good and he wanted to make a pair errors,” Rahm mentioned, per the BBC.
“In the event you instructed me at first of the spherical after that bogey I used to be going to do what I did, I don’t know if I might have believed you.”
It was the eighth PGA Tour win of Rahm’s profession and the 28-year-old will go down because the winner of the Tour’s first “designated” occasion with an elevated purse, launched in a bid to compete with LIV Golf’s rise.
It’s the first of 17 occasions this season – together with the 4 majors – that may have the designated occasion tag, with a complete purse of $15 million and Rahm incomes $2.7 million for his victory.
A lot of the remaining designated tournaments can have whole purses of not less than $20 million, with the PLAYERS Championship boasting an eye-watering $25 million purse.
Whereas Sunday proved to be a day of enjoyment for Rahm, Morikawa was left disenchanted and annoyed along with his last spherical efficiency, regardless of scooping up $1.5 million for his second-place end.
“You’re employed so onerous and also you give your self these alternatives,” 2021 Open winner Morikawa mentioned, per the BBC.
“I simply made three poor swings, actually, on the fallacious instances. It’s by no means a great time to place a poor swing on it, however typically, it really works out and these by no means labored out.
“I don’t know what I’m going to be taught from this week, but it surely simply didn’t appear to be it was that far off. It actually wasn’t. Yeah, it sucks.”