Via rain, fallen timber and prolonged Sunday play, Jon Rahm used a powerful last spherical to win the 87th Masters at Augusta Nationwide Golf Membership.
That is Rahm’s first profession Masters win, including the second of 4 majors to his profession victories listing. He gained the U.S. Open in 2021. He’s additionally the second participant from Spain to win two completely different majors, becoming a member of legend Seve Ballesteros.
Rahm shot a last spherical 69, which included 4 birdies, to complete at 12-under.
In the meantime, Brooks Koepka fell aside on this lengthy Sunday.
He owned a four-stroke lead on the remainder of the sphere when he returned to Augusta Nationwide to complete his third spherical that was suspended because of inclement climate on Saturday.
Koepka shot a 73 for his third spherical, however Rahm shot the identical rating to stay 4 strokes behind him. Nevertheless, Rahm remained in line with all points of his recreation, whereas Koepka began to see inconsistencies in his last spherical.
He shot 3-over on the entrance 9, bogeying Holes 4, 6 and 9. His again 9 was affected by birdies and bogeys alike, as he completed with a last spherical 75 to complete 8-under on the week.
Phil Mickelson ended up capturing a 65 (7-under) to complete his week at 8-under, transferring up 18 spots on the leaderboard Sunday.
Mickelson was all smiles when he birdied 5 of his 9 back-nine holes for a 31, and that got here after posting a 34 entrance with three birdies and a bogey.
Mickelson, together with Koepka, is among the huge faces of LIV Golf, which was an enormous speaking level heading into the Masters. The civil battle between the PGA Tour and LIV Golf didn’t have an effect on Masters invites, and there have been others like Patrick Reed (T-4th) who completed excessive on the leaderboard when all was stated and carried out.
Jordan Spieth additionally made a last spherical push on Sunday, as he jumped 16 spots from his third spherical with a 66 in his last 18 holes. This got here after Spieth shot a 76 to drop his standing on the leaderboard following the third spherical, however he was decided to seek out his means again within the working.
Spieth had a complete of 9 birdies in his last spherical, however his three bogeys have been additionally discovered on the scorecard. That features one on the 18th gap to complete off his event.
Apart from the large names, newbie Sam Bennett was a feel-good story all through the week after he posted back-to-back rounds of 68 to not simply make the minimize, however be within the working for the inexperienced jacket.
Bennett’s run took a tumble when he shot 76 within the third spherical, however regardless of placing dwelling a bogey on the 18th gap for a last spherical 74, he was overwhelmed with emotion when the gang gave him a roaring ovation.
Bennett completed tied 14th after capturing 2-under for the week of his life.
In the long run, a busy Masters week ended with the No. 3 golfer on the World Golf Rating in Rahm transferring again into first with a win he’ll always remember on Magnolia Lane.