Jon Rahm returns to No. 1 after pretty incredible victory

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LOS ANGELES — Jon RahmNo. The Genesis Invitational was won by No. 1 in the world on Sunday, proving that no one can doubt who is playing the best.

You are caught in a fight with your hometown favorite Max HomaRiviera: Rahm had two great moments. He made a 45-foot birdie from the fringe on 14th, and then he hit a tee shot of 2 feet to birdie on 16th.

He finished with a 2-under 69 to win by two over Homa.

Rahm declared, Pretty unbelievable. [To win]At a golf club with this history, this history, and hosted by Tiger Woods

This week will be the 44th week that Rahm will be No. 1, which ties Nick Price for the 11th-most all-time, according to ESPN Stats & Information research. Only Woods (683) is among active PGA Tour players. Rory McIlroy(122) Jason Day(51) have spent more time at the top of the rankings.

Rahm stated, I don’t need a ranking in order to validate anything. Having the best season in my life, and hopefully I can keep it up.

Patrick CantlayHe was within one shot of the back nine, until he made two bogeys. He finished third with a 67, which moved him to No. 4 in the world.

Woods had four bogeys on an eight-hole stretch. He shot 73 to tie for 45th.

Woods smiled and said, Unfortunately, My Streak Continues , referring to his 12 appearances at Riviera as an amateur without ever winning.

His success was measured in his progress. Woods was playing 72 holes for the first-time since Aprils Masters. Since then, he has only played twice as he tries hard to recover from leg and back injuries that will make PGA Tour appearances very rare. He was not sure if he would return to the Masters.

The spectators quickly focused their attention on a thrilling duel between Rahm & Homa which each won two PGA Tour victories this season.

Rahm has now won five of his nine international starts, dating back to his win at the Spanish Open. He has never finished in the top 10 of his 10 tournaments. He was celebrating his third win in five starts on PGA Tour this season, and he has already earned more that $9 million in the last two month.

This was not as simple as it appeared at the end.

Rahm stated, That was a difficult week and a difficult Sunday.

Homa, who was victorious at Riviera two years back, started the final round three shots back. He quickly closed within one shot and the Spaniard was within inches of holing out at No. 8 for a tapin birdie, and Homa made bogey behind the green to slip three shots behind again.

Then, it was rapid.

After Homa birdied 9th from 15 feet, he drove to 10th greens far edge and got down in two for birdie. Rahm was well left. His pitch was short and rolled down behind a bunker. He pitched onto the green, then over it into another bunker.

Two holes later, Homa was in the lead when Rahm three-putted to make bogey. Homa, however, regained the lead with a bogey on a bad tee shot.

Rahm won the par-3s with his puttering and full swing. He finished at 17-under 267. He also earned $3.6million from a $20 million purse. This was the second straight elevated event of the PGA Tour.

I wanted him to push me. Homa said that he is a remarkable golfer. He got choked up twice when he spoke to the media about how important his hometown event is to him. I have known him since college, and hes always been like this since then — No. 1 amateur in all of the world, No. 1 player in the entire world, all the accolades. I wanted to beat him and I think I succeeded.

Rahm has won just $9.4 million on the PGA Tour in the past two months — wins at Kapalua (the California desert) and Riviera (famous Sunset Boulevard). He was third in Phoenix, and tied for seventh at Torrey Pines.

This is Rahms fifth time being ranked No. Rahm is currently ranked No. 1 in the world and it seems that he may stay there for a while.

McIlroy, who started the year at No. McIlroy, who began the year at No. McIlroy was tied for 29th with a 73-71 weekend.

This report was compiled by the Associated Press.

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