Spanish golfer Jon Rahm received his third PGA Tour title in six begins with a shocking comeback to overturn a seven-shot deficit on the Tournament 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 photographs.
Morikawa went into Sunday’s remaining 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 needed to play good and he needed to make a couple mistakes,” Rahm stated, per the BBC.
“If you told me at the beginning of the round after that bogey I was going to do what I did, I don’t know if I would 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.
Many of the remaining designated tournaments may have whole purses of a minimum of $20 million, with the PLAYERS Championship boasting an eye-watering $25 million purse.
Whereas Sunday proved to be a day of pleasure for Rahm, Morikawa was left disillusioned and pissed off together with his remaining spherical efficiency, regardless of scooping up $1.5 million for his second-place end.
“You work so hard and you give yourself these opportunities,” 2021 Open winner Morikawa stated, per the BBC.
“I simply made three poor swings, actually, on the improper occasions. It’s by no means a superb 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 learn from this week, but it just didn’t seem like it was that far off. It really wasn’t. Yeah, it sucks.”