Time To Genuflect To Golf’s New King!
The world of professional golf has just anointed a new leader and he is none other than the newly crowned U.S. Open Champion, Jon Rahm.
The 26-year-old has risen again to reign supreme at the top of the Official World Golf Ranking.
In the process, the Spaniard bumped Dustin Johnson from the top of the pedestal and the American is now in the second spot, ending his streak of 43 consecutive weeks in the lead position.
This is the latest top rankings:
1 (3). Jon Rahm
2 (1). Dustin Johnson
3 (2). Justin Thomas
4 (4). Collin Morikawa
5 (6). Xander Schauffele
6 (5). Bryson DeChambeau
7 (7). Patrick Cantlay
8 (10). Brooks Koepka
9 (8). Patrick Reed
10 (11). Rory McIlroyRead More
Vamoose! “Rambo” Rahm Destroys The Cabbage Patch!
The young and steady nerves of a 26-year old displayed no fear for the overgrown cabbage patch and devilishly deceptive and grease-lightning fast greens of the fabled Torrey Pines Golf Course.
Spaniard Jon “Rambo” Rahm showed no respect for the course that simply caught and gobbled up some of the world’s best golfers as they struggled to find their way to survive during the just concluded 121st U.S. Open.
Rahm, after a recent tournament mishap finally got to win after being forced out of The Memorial with a six-shot lead after three rounds because of Covid-19 tracing.
That is all history now as Rahm created history by winning the U.S. Open, his first career major. While most of the players in contention crashed and burned, Rahm hung tough and sauntered home to finish the tournament at 6-under par – the world No. 3 hit a 4-under 67 in the final round to finish 6-under 278 and held off Louis Oosthuizen to claim victory at Torrey Pines, just ahead of the 38-year old South African Louis Oosthuizen, who now has six second-place finishes in his career.
The win was worth US$2.25 million for Rahm.
Oosthuizen shot even par on the first nine, and then made a birdie on 10 to bring him to 6-under. However, a bogey on 11 brought him right back to 5-under, where he remained with a one-shot lead over Rahm for several holes.
The high drama of the tournament was the collapse of the defending champion, Bryson DeChambeau who was in a four-way tie for first place. But all of a sudden, everything went awry on the back nine when DeChambeau made bogey on 11 and 12, then a double bogey on 13 to put him at 1-under par for the tournament, tied for seventh at the time. He triple-bogeyed the 17th hole to put him at 3-over par for the tournament.
Americans Harris English (-3) and Brooks Koepka (-2) finished their final round.Read More
Saso Delivers The KO Punch!
Create a cocktail blended with cool nerves, youthful spirit and a dash of good luck and what do you get? The perfect concoction to pull off a spectacular win at the 76th US Women’s Open!
The kid who whipped up this cocktail was none other than Asia’s new super-star, the 19-year old Yuka Saso, the Filipino-Japanese sensation who won the coveted major title in a sudden death play-off at the Olympic Golf Course in San Francisco.
And the phenom claimed the big win without even being a member of the LPGA Tour!
The youngster, who showed a lot of promise during the first two days of the tournament, lost the lead to the hard-driving American Lexi Thompson who lead for most of the final round only to crumble and crash in the finishing stages of the tournament.
Unlike Thompson, Saso kept her cool and fought back to finish tied for the lead with Japanese ace Nasa Hataoka on the final hole. Both the Asian youngsters started the play-off all square at 4-under par.
After the first two holes, the duo head to the sudden death stage of the play-off and all it took was for Hataoka to make one mistake that led to Saso delivering the killer blow to become the youngest player to win the major along with the South Korean legend, Inbee Park.
For the victory, Saso took home a check for US$1 million from a total purse of US$5 million.
A huge win for the Philippines and Japan and another feather in Asia’s winning cap!Read More