Jon Rahm is the new World No. 1 after winning in Ohio


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Jon Rahm is the new World No. 1 after winning in Ohio

The Spaniard was consecrated in the Memorial Tournament with a wide advantage over his pursuers and will unseat Rory McIlroy from the top of the ranking.

Jon Rahm He lived a dream day and made history for the Spanish sport after having become the new number 1 in the golf ranking with his title in the Memorial Tournament, disputed in the city of Dublin, in Ohio.

The key to the crowning of the world so far 2, and who will appear at the top with the update of the list this Monday in place of Rory McIlroy, was the distance he took from his opponents in the first three laps.

With cards of 69, 67, 68 and 73 strokes, the Barrika-born 25 years ago achieved a cumulative 277 (-11), with which he left behind the American Ryan Palmer (-6) and the English Matthew Fitzpatrick (-5 ). The top 5 was made up of another Briton, Matt Wallace, and the Australian Jason Day (both at -4).

In turn, Tiger Woods, former king of the PGA Tour, had to settle for 40th place (+6) overall, in which his tournament was back after a five-month inactivity. While the Colombian Sebastián Muñoz was the best-placed South American: 48º (+8).

For Rahm it was the fourth title on the PGA and the 10th total of his career, if you look at the six obtained on the European Tour.

Golf has a new leader and is from Spain, a country that did not enjoy a number 1 since Severiano Ballesteros, between 1986 and 1989.

Photo: Andy Lyons / Getty Images


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