Jon Rahm Blows Away Field, Wins Irish Open

Jon Rahm closed with a 7-under 65 on Sunday at Portstewart Golf Club to capture the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open by six strokes over Richie Ramsay (65) and Matthew Southgate (66).

 
Rahm posted two eagles and five birdies during his final round to finish at 24-under-par, a new tournament record.

It is the young Spaniards second win in just his 25th start as a Tour professional. In February the former world No. 1 amateur won the PGA Tour’s Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines.

David Drysdale posted a course-record 63 to finish at 17-under-par, tied for fourth, alongside Justin Rose (68), Ryan Fox (68) and Daniel Im (72).

As part of the Open qualifying series, Drysdale, Ramsay, and Fox secured the the three invites available for next week’s British Open at Royal Birkdale.

The win netted Rahm $1.166 million and will reportedly move the former ASU star to No. 8 in next week’s world rankings.


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Top 10

1 Jon Rahm -24
T2 Matthew Southgate -18
T2 Richie Ramsay -18
T4 Justin Rose -17
T4 David Drysdale -17
T4 Daniel Im -17
T4 Ryan Fox -17
T8 Julien Quesne -16
T8 Benjamin Hebert -16
T10 Tommy Fleetwood -15
T10 Oliver Fisher -15
T10 Hideto Tanihara -15
13 Bradley Dredge -14
T14 Peter Uihlein -13


Rahm’s Winning Scorecard


Rahm’s Record-Setting Highlights


The Interview


Quotable

“Well, it’s really hard to explain right now. I know the trophy is right next to me and my name is going to be there for ever now, but it seems hard to believe that it’s happened. It’s kind of somewhat surreal. It’s hard to explain. I just look at it and I see Nick Faldo, I see Jose Maria Olazabal, I see Nick Faldo again, I see Colin Montgomerie, Ian Woosnam, Seve. That’s a great list of great — and greatest European Tour players ever, and to have my name next to it, and the last one, Rory McIlroy, it’s so special. Not just to win this event but to win it at the place I just won it, Portstewart, great golf course, with the fans supporting me better than I’ve ever seen anybody support me. It’s been unbelievable.”
Jon Rahm


Final Scores

Dubai Duty Free Irish Open
Portstewart Golf Club | Londonderry, Northern Ireland | July 9, 2017

POSNAME-/+R4
1Jon Rahm-24-7
T2Matthew Southgate-18-6
T2Richie Ramsay-18-7
T4Justin Rose-17-4
T4David Drysdale-17-9
T4Daniel Im-17E
T4Ryan Fox-17-4
T8Julien Quesne-16-2
T8Benjamin Hebert-16E
T10Tommy Fleetwood-15-4
T10Oliver Fisher-15-2
T10Hideto Tanihara-15E
13Bradley Dredge-14-2
T14Peter Uihlein-13-2
T14Scott Jamieson-13-2
T14Peter Hanson-13-2
T14Hideki Matsuyama-13-4
T14Wade Ormsby-13-4
T14Gavin Moynihan-13-8
T20Anthony Wall-12-2
T20Shane Lowry-12-6
T20Andy Sullivan-12-4
T20Scott Hend-121
T20Duncan Stewart-12-7
T20Jordan Smith-12-3
T20Ashley Chesters (a)-12-3
T20Sam Walker-12-3
T20Andrew Dodt-12-2
T20Adrian Otaegui-12-1
T30Robert Karlsson-11-3
T30Michael Hoey-11-5
T30Fabrizio Zanotti-11-3
T30Gregory Bourdy-11-3
T30Callum Shinkwin-11-1
T30Lee Slattery-11-2
T36Stephen Gallacher-10-2
T36Haydn Porteous-10-3
T36Chris Hanson-10-6
T36Marcus Fraser-10-1
T36Haotong Li-10-2
T36Marcus Armitage-10-3
T42Andres Romero-9-2
T42Miguel Jimenez-9-5
T42Padraig Harrington-9-1
T42Matthieu Pavon-9-2
T42Ian Poulter-9-4
T42Eduardo De La Riva-9-5
T48Matteo Manassero-8-3
T48David Horsey-8-6
T48Paul Peterson-83
T48Thorbjorn Olesen-8-5
T48Felipe Aguilar-8E
T48Thomas Detry-8E
T54Paul Dunne (a)-7-1
T54Joost Luiten-7E
T54Matthew Fitzpatrick-7-1
T54Rikard Karlberg-7-1
T58Nathan Kimsey-6E
T58Dean Burmester-6-1
T58Soomin Lee-6-2
T58Romain Langasque (a)-6-2
T62Sam Brazel-5E
T62Soren Kjeldsen-53
64Simon Dyson-3-2
T65Pablo Larrazabal-3-
T65Alexander Knappe-3-
T65Daniel Brooks-3-
T65Paul Waring-3-
T65Richard Sterne-3-
T65Marcel Siem-3-
T65Stuart Manley-3-
T65Joel Stalter-3-
T65Alejandro Canizares-3-
T65Thongchai Jaidee-3-
T65Richard Bland-3-
T65Ricardo Gouveia-3-
T65Gary Stal-3-
T65Damien Perrier-3-
T65David Higgins-3-
T80David Lipsky-2-
T80Brandon Stone-2-
T80Rafael Cabrera Bello-2-
T80Graeme McDowell-2-
T80Thomas Bjorn-2-
T80Renato Paratore-2-
T80Dylan Frittelli-2-
T80Lasse Jensen-2-
T80Jens Fahrbring-2-
T80Maximilian Kieffer-2-
T80Victor Dubuisson-2-
T80Hennie Otto-2-
T80Paul Lawrie-2-
T93Mark Foster-1-
T93Raphael Jacquelin-1-
T93Chris Paisley-1-
T93Simon Khan-1-
T93Joakim Lagergren-1-
T93Jorge Campillo-1-
T93Florian Fritsch-1-
T93Richard Finch-1-
T93Lucas Bjerregaard-1-
T93Alexander Levy-1-
T93A-Shun Wu-1-
T104Alexander BjorkE-
T104David HowellE-
T104Robert RockE-
T104Jose Maria OlazabalE-
T104Marc WarrenE-
T104Bernd RitthammerE-
T104Magnus CarlssonE-
T104Thomas AikenE-
T104Neil O'briainE-
T104Matt WallaceE-
T104James MorrisonE-
T104Nacho ElviraE-
T104Dermot McelroyE-
T117Mikko Ilonen1-
T117Edoardo Molinari1-
T117Simon Thornton1-
T117Romain Wattel1-
T117Tyrrell Hatton1-
T117Rory McIlroy1-
T117Andrew Johnston1-
T117Graeme Storm1-
T117Gary Hurley1-
T117Johan Carlsson1-
T117Damien McGrane1-
T128Richard Kilpatrick2-
T128Thomas Pieters2-
T128Justin Walters2-
T128Niclas Fasth2-
T128S.s.p Chawrasia2-
T128George Coetzee2-
T134Nino Bertasio3-
T134Kristoffer Broberg3-
T134Sebastian Heisele3-
T134Jason Scrivener3-
T138Brett Rumford4-
T138Colm Moriarty4-
T138Gregory Havret4-
T138Pep Angles4-
T142Trevor Immelman5-
T142Alvaro Quiros5-
T142Jeunghun Wang5-
T142Kiradech Aphibarnrat5-
T142Chan Shih-chang5-
T142Darren Fichardt5-
T142Nicolas Colsaerts5-
T142Lee Westwood5-
150Jose Filipe Lima6-
T151Paul McGinley8-
T151Darren Clarke8-
153Sebastien Gros10-
-Jamie DonaldsonWD-
-Danny WillettWD-
-Jaco Van ZylWD-

Jeff Smith

Jeff is a Producer for Pro Golf Weekly. He is producing a digital documentary on the 2016-17 PGA Tour season.



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