NASSAU – Two months after beating Tiger Woods at the Ryder Cup, Jon Rahm won his hero’s golf tournament on Sunday, surging to a fourstroke win at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas.
Rahm started the final round tied with Tony Finau and Henrik Stenson but turned it into a one-horse race with a seven-birdie sevenunder-par 65 at Albany on the island of New Providence.
He finished at 20-under 268, while American Finau (69) birdied the last to claim second place on 16 under.
Englishman Justin Rose (65) was another shot back in third. Swede Stenson faded with a 71 to finish six shots back in fourth place in the elite 18-man field.
Rahm’s victory is unofficial on the PGA Tour, though the tournament awarded world ranking points.
Tournament host Woods finished second-last, a distant 19 strokes behind Rahm.