On Father’s Day, Jon Rahm left the Torrey Pines’ 18th green cradling his baby, Kepa. Soon after that, he received the trophy of silver at the US Open after performing passionately. His flawless performance eliminates everyone from the tournament.
On the 17th hole, Rahm bent a 25-foot birdie putt to equal the score with Louis Oosthuizen. Also, left-to-right birdie putt from the height of 18 feet for a 4-under 67 and secured his victory.
Jon Rahm expressed his feelings to his baby about the weightage of the title for him on the range for practice.
With this victory Rahm, 26, wrote his name in history by becoming the first-ever Spaniard to conquer the US Open. He earned the trophy with his immense talent and massive dedication.
The Match scenario
With a one-shot deficit, Oosthuizen was driven to a canyon for the unfortunate bogey, dropping him two strokes down, and then Oosthuizen lost the chance for the fairway, which is on the par-5 18th, preventing him from going for an eagle and forcing the playoff.
Oosthuizen made a birdie along with a 71. This was the second consecutive runner-up finish in major tournaments. Also, he received the sixth silver for him after he got the victory at the St. Andrews’ Open Championship in the year 2010.
Oosthuizen stated that he is frustrated and disappointed about not winning the major tournament. He also added that he might not win any major tournament even after playing a fair golf game. He expressed his frustration through his words.
Road to victory for Jon Rahm
Rahm was about to secure another huge victory 2 weeks ago. He had to back off from the 18th green at Muirfield Village due to his COVID positive report. He was leading with 6 shots after 54 holes at the Memorial.
Another unfortunate thing happened is that he self-isolated himself, and his parents flew to Spain to meet their newborn grandson.
On June 20, his parents witnessed the great victory by a magnificent finish of Rahm at the greens of Torrey Pines.
Rahm was overwhelmed by his victory in front of his family, where three generations enjoyed the game on the field.
DeChambeau could be the number four player who got victory consecutively at the tournament after World War II. He got the lead by an 8-iron. But it stopped a few inches away. He also went for 30 back-to-back holes without any bogey.
After that, the less accuracy of DeChambeau cost him a lot. The 11th bogey. A bogey from the deep rough on No. 12. After that, on the par-5 13th, he decided to go for the deep rough than to the bunker, spreading the sand all over the site near a crate of beer, which led to a double bogey.
DeChambeau performed a quadruple-bogey 8 on hole number 17 with a shot that fell in a canyon and shank. DeChambeau shot 44 on the back nine for a 77.
He said that he also played good golf, but the time was not right for him to win. He also added that he got many chances to win, but he missed, unfortunately.
Mackenzie Hughes took a tee shot that got stuck in the tree after bouncing on the cart track. This finished his chances by leading the game to a double bogey. Collin Morikawa, the former PGA winner, hacked his way to the bottom of 13th for a double bogey. It just needed one shot to be out from the mix.
Rory McIlroy performed a very casual three-putt on the 11th, leading him to a bogey. He was behind by one shot. Soon after, he made a double bogey on No. 12. By this, he failed to achieve success in the tournament.
Big win for Jon Rahm
Rahm became the only one to finish the game without dropping a single shot among the other players.
Harris English secured the third-ranking with two birdies for a 68 to finish at 3-under 281.
Brooks Koepka was one shot away from winning the event. Then he performed a double bogey bringing in a 69. He secured the fourth position along with Morikawa and the major debutant Guido Migliozzi.
With Hideki Matsuyama at the Masters, Jon Rahm secured the tag of the player who was able to win his first major tournament this year.
It was a victory for fathers on fathers’ day. This is just the perfect timing.
The place reminds Rahm of La Jolla. That was the site of the PGA tour victory in his hometown Basque region of Spain. He also proposed to his wife at the site. Rahm shared his excitement.
Rahm said that he is a believer in Karma. He stated that he stayed calm, confident, and positive during his COVID suffering times two weeks back. Rahm added that he did not have any idea about the results of the match, but he was sure about the place.
He also said the time was perfect, and he knew that this major win would be the best performance in golf.
In the FedExCup standings, his ranking increased to No. 2 by earning 600 FedExCup points.
He finished his sixth PGA Tour victory at 5-under 278. Moreover, it all started in the same venue four years back. At that time, he holed a 50-foot eagle putt on the 18th.