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3 Best Shots: Final Round, Farmers Insurance Open

Jon Rahm fired a lights-out 7-under 65 on Sunday, highlighted by a 60-foot eagle putt on the 18th and final hole, to win his first PGA Tour title.

 
The 22-year-old finished the tournament at 13-under-par – three strokes clear of Charles Howell III and Cheng Tsung Pan, who both tied for second at 10-under.

A group of five players tied for 4th place at -9, including 36-hole leader Justin Rose, and 54-hole leader Patrick Rodgers.

With the win, Rahm pockets 500 FedEx Cup points, which moves him all the way up to the No. 6 spot in the FedEx Cup race.

To close out coverage from Torrey Pines, let’s recap the three best shots from Sunday’s final round.

Charles Howell’s Eagle Putt

Charles Howell III arrived at the 614-yard par-5 13th at 7-under-par, and two-strokes back of leader (at the time) Keegan Bradley.

After this long bomb putt dropped, the former Oklahoma State star walked off the green at -9, and atop the leaderboard.


Brandt Snedeker’s Hole-Out Bunker Shot

Brandt Snedeker under-performed on Sunday, to say the least. The two-time winner at the Farmers was tied for the 54-hole lead, and many expected he’d pull away on the final day. But the Nashville native started off, on hole 1, with a bogey and never seemed to get anything going – finishing at 1-over for the round, and tied for 9th.

One bright spot for Snedeker on Sunday, however, was on the par-3 11th hole. After landing his tee shot in the green-side bunker, Snedeker proceeded to hole it out for a birdie to move to 9-under par.


Jon Rahm’s Epic 60-Foot Money Maker

This shot by Jon Rahm has been analysed and re-published so many times in the last 12 hours, that there’s not much to add. But here’s a quick recap. Rahm arrived at the par-5 18th hole with a one-shot lead, at 11-under-par. His approach to the green went a bit long, leaving him with a downhill 60-footer for eagle. The pre-shot analysis on TV had the rookie laying it up for a tap-in type birdie, and a 2-shot lead.

Well, the rest is history!


Sources/Credits: Getty Images, PGA Tour, CBS Sports


Jeff Smith

Jeff is a writer and content producer for Pro Golf Weekly. He is working on a book, documenting the 2017 and 2018 seasons on the major golf tours.

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