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Jon Rahm wins 121st US Open

After what can only be described as rollercoaster of emotions over the past month for Jon Rahm, he came out victorious at the US Open winning by one shot ahead of Louis Oosthuizen.

The Spaniard was in the form of his life when he was six strokes ahead at the Memorial golf tournament at Muirfield Village. However he had to withdraw from the tournament due to a positive coronavirus test after 54 holes. His period of self-isolation limited his preparations for the US Open, however that seemed to not have any affect on his performance, as 15 days later he lifted the US Open trophy.

On Sunday, the 26 year-old became the first Spaniard to claim America’s national championship with a pair of back to back breathtaking birdies on the 17th and 18th hole. By winning his first major title, Rahm will return to world number 1 when next week’s world rankings are revealed.

The golf course that hosted this years US Open, Torrey Pines, has always been a special one for Rahm, as his first PGA Tour win came there back in 2017. Where he also had to come back from three shots behind in the final round in order to win Torrey Pines is also the place where he asked his now-wife to marry him.

Jon Rahm finished the final round 4-under 67, tying the lowest round of the week, and finishing the tournament with a 6-under 278.

 

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