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Winner’s Circle: Jon Rahm Secures Victory at Hero World Challenge

Jon Rahm shot a final-round 65 to secure a four-shot win over Tony Fianu at the 2018 Hero World Challenge at Albany Golf Course.

Jon Rahm Wins Hero World Challenge
Jon Rahm poses with the trophy and tournament host Tiger Woods after winning the Hero World Challenge at Albany GC on December 2, 2018 in Nassau, Bahamas. Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images

The 24-year old Spaniard finished his final day in the Bahamas with a bogey-free round comprised of 11 pars and seven birdies, including tournament-clinching gains on Nos. 14 and 15 to reach 20-under par.


PRO-FILE

Nationality Spain
Height: 6′ 2″
Weight: 220 lb
Birthdate: November 10, 1994 (age 24)
Native: Barrika, Spain
Residence: Phoenix, Arizona
College: Arizona State University


FINAL TOP 5

Pos-Players-To Par (Final Round)
1. Jon Rahm -20 (-7)
2. Tony Finau -16 (-3)
3. Justin Rose -15 (-7)
3. Henrik Stenson -14 (-1)
5. Patrick Cantlay -13 (-8)
5. Rickie Fowler -13 (-3)


WINNER’S STATS

Fairways: 75.0% (39/52) (3rd)
Greens: 72.2% (52/72) (4th)
Putting/GIR: 1.673 (11th)
Scores: 25 Birdies, 43 Pars, 3 Bogeys, 1 Double


2018 YEAR

Starts: 24
Cuts Made: 21
Wins: 3 (CareerBuilder, Open de Espana, Hero World)
Additional Top 10s: 7
Money: $3,924,178 (17 PGA), $1,207,993 (4 EURO)
World Rank Start/Finish: 3rd/6th


CAREER VICTORIES

PGA Tour: 3
2018 Hero World Challenge
2018 CareerBuilder Challenge
2017 Farmers Insurance Open

European Tour: 3
2018 Spain Open
2017 DP World Tour Championship
2017 Irish Open


JON RAHM’S FINAL-ROUND HIGHLIGHTS


MONEY

The win earned Rahm $1,000,000, good for his second million-dollar payday of the year. It was also Rahm’s third worldwide win of the year, and the second-consecutive year (of his two-year career) he’s won three times.


WORLD RANKING

Rahm received 48 OWGR points, and is projected to No. 6, from a current ranking position of 8.


Credits: Getty Images, PGA Tour Media


Kevin Reid

Kevin Reid is a Pro Golf Weekly producer and contributor.

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