Jon Rahm wins Hero World Challenge

Rahm, the first Spanish golfer in the 20-year history of the event, posted a closing round of 65 for four-shot 20-under par victory on the Albany course.

other sports Updated: Dec 03, 2018 09:45 IST
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Jon Rahm Spain walks off the 18th green with fiancee Kelley Cahill after winning the Hero World Challenge in Bahamas.(AFP)

Spaniard Jon Rahm ended his season on a winning note, while Justin Rose was dramatically denied returning to World No. 1 at the close of the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas on Sunday.

Rahm, the first Spanish golfer in the 20-year history of the event, posted a closing round of 65 for four-shot 20-under par victory on the Albany course.

American Tony Finau holed a dramatic 15-foot birdie putt in a round of 68 to finish second on 16-under par.

Finau’s birdie at the 18 saw the American finish second as Rose fired a 65 to place third.

Had Finau not holed the putt Rose would have shared second place and thus ensured he returned to World No. 1.

A tired-looking tournament host Tiger Woods posted a last day 73 to finish 17th in the elite 18-player field.

First Published: Dec 03, 2018 09:44 IST