Jon Rahm produces stunning comeback to win Tournament of Champions in Hawaii
the spanish the golfer Jon Rahm won his third PGA Tour title in six starts with a stunning comeback to overturn a seven-shot deficit at the Tournament of Champions in Hawaii.
The world No. 5 also bogeyed the first hole on Sunday but made an impressive run to close the final round with a 10-under-par 63.
mercy The two-time major winner finished the tournament 27-under-par Colin Morikawa By two shots.
Morikawa entered Sunday’s final round with a six-shot lead over the chasing pack, but three bogeys on the back nine gave him an under par 72 and allowed Rahm to close the deficit.
“I needed to play well and he needed to make some mistakes,” Rahm said, according to the BBC.
“If you had told me at the beginning of the round after that bogey that I was going to do what I did, I don’t know if I would have believed you.”
It was Rahm’s eighth career PGA Tour victory and the 28-year-old will go down as the winner of the tour’s first “designated” event with the elevated purse offered to compete with LIV Golf’s growth.
It is the first of 17 events this season — including four majors — that will carry the designated event tag, with a total purse of $15 million and Rahm earning $2.7 million for his win.
Most of the remaining designated tournaments will have total purses of at least $20 million, with the Players Championship carrying a purse of $25 million.
While Sunday proved to be a happy day for Rahm, Morikawa was disappointed and frustrated with his final round performance, despite the $1.5 million scoop for his second-place finish.
“You work so hard and you give yourself these opportunities,” Morikawa, the 2021 Open winner, said, according to the BBC.
“I just made three bad swings, really, at the wrong time. It’s never a good time to take a bad swing at it, but sometimes, it works and it never works.
“I don’t know what I’m going to learn this week, but it didn’t seem like it was that far off. It really wasn’t. Yes, it’s useless. ”