Nassau, Bahamas – Jon Rahm turned a potential final round shootout into a four stroke drubbing of the field after his final round 65 (20 under par total) at Albany Golf Club for the Hero World Challenge.
Starting Sunday’s final round tied with Tony Finau and Henrik Stenson, Rahm continued his domination on the par-5’s, making birdie on all five at the Hero World Challenge (he finished 13 under par for the week on the par-5’s alone). The biggest momentum shift of the final round came at the 291 yard drivable par-4 fourteenth. Finau pulled his 3 wood tee shot into the sand, making a mess of a very get-able hole (double-bogey), meanwhile Rahm capitalized, making birdie for a three-stroke swing. He never looked back, it was Rahm’s 3rd career PGA Tour win and his sixth global victory.
After a sloppy front nine 40, Hero World Challenge host Tiger Woods righted the ship slightly to shoot a final round 73 (finishing in 17th, one shot ahead of last place finisher Hideki Matsuyama).
When Tony Finau’s birdie putt at the last dropped to reach -16, it kept Justin Rose from finishing tied for 2nd (and re-capturing the No.1 ranking) after his 65 tied Rahm for the low round of the day.