La Quinta, California – Jon Rahm started the day two shots off the lead, but his 67 for a 22 under par total (266) was enough to reach a playoff with Andrew Landry (68). Landry made an 11ft birdie at the last to force the extra session, but it was Rahm who prevailed in the four holes of extended play.
In the playoff, Rahm had a clear opportunity on the first to end it, but his 9 footer refused to drop. three holes later, as the sun made it’s way on the horizon, Rahm buried a 12 footer to end it – and get the win.
“I would like to win one on the PGA Tour the old-fasioned way, and not stress out on the last few holes,” Rahm said. To be honest I couldn’t have dreamed of a better way to do it. Tournaments like this build character. I did not want to come back the next day and play. After Andrew hit his shot, I had a good angle and a good lie in the rough, so I decided to take dead aim and hope for the best.”
The win vaulted Rahm into 2nd in the Official World Golf Ranking (just ahead of Jordan Spieth).