Jon Rahm wins the Irish Open again
LONDON: from Spain Jon Rahm He got five shots from the lead to win the Irish Open for the second time in three years with an excellent final round of 62 on Sunday.
Rahm was in supreme form in Lahinch, since it produced an eagle and eight birds to finish 16 under par, two shots over Andy Sullivan of England and Bernd Wiesberger of Austria, who had the consolation of qualifying for the next British Open.
Leader of the night Robert Rock He also secured a place in the British Open by tying for fourth place with his English compatriot Eddie Pepperell and Spaniard Rafa Cabrera Bello.
Paul Waring took the last position in Royal Portrush with a birdie in the last 66.
Cabrera Bello reached an advantage of three shots with three birdies in the first five holes, but started the back nine with four bogeys in six holes while Rahm accumulated the pressure.
After covering the front nine in 31, Rahm birdied the 10 and sank in 25 feet for an eagle on the 12th, before recovering from a bogey in the next with birdies on 14, 15 and 17.
I keep saying that I love this tournament, I love the country, I love the people. I feel at home every time I come here, said Rahm.
I knew I had to do something amazing today to have a chance and that eagle of the 12th made me continue.
My goal was 15 low and I never thought I would get to 16 low without a little bird in the last, but I'm definitely delighted with the last nine.
I think Seve (Ballesteros) is the only Spanish player who has won this event twice, so it's very special to add my name to the trophy again.