Undeniably one of the most talented golfers in the world, Jon Rahm had a mildly disappointing full second season on the PGA Tour.
His first two events of the 2017-18 season included a runner-up at the Sentry Tournament of Champions followed by a victory at the CareerBuilder Challenge, but from there he had just three top 10s in 17 events, slowly tumbling down the top 10 in the World Rankings in the process.
Regardless of how Rahm feels about those results, one thing that cannot be debated: Rahm is finishing 2018 as a champion.
The 24-year-old Spanish prodigy shot a 7-under 65 on the final day of the Hero World Challenge in The Bahamas, reaching 20-under for the week and winning by four strokes over perennial bridesmaid Tony Finau.
The victory at the tournament hosted by Tiger Woods comes just months after Rahm defeated Woods in Sunday Singles at the Ryder Cup, a key victory for the winning European team in a match that Rahm himself called the most important moment of his career.
FINAL TOP 5
Pos-Player-To Par (Final Round)
1. Jon Rahm -20 (-7)
2. Tony Finau -16 (-3)
3. Justin Rose -15 (-7)
4. Henrik Stenson -14 (-1)
5. Patrick Cantlay -13 (-8)
5. Rickie Fowler -13 (-3)