Wednesday, 10 January 2018
Jon Rahm  (European Tour)
Jon Rahm (European Tour)

Jon Rahm put in a dominant, record-breaking performance to win the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation.

The Spaniard entered the final day at Portstewart Golf Club with a share of the lead, but produced a brilliant closing 65 to get to 24 under and romp home by six shots.

His total to par is the lowest in the event's history by three shots and was also the lowest of the season, beating Brandon Stone's 22 under par total at the Alfred Dunhill Championship.


The victory moved Rahm back into the top ten in the Official World Golf Ranking and he joined Seve Ballesteros, José María Olazábal and Sergio Garcia on an illustrious list of Spanish winners of Ireland's Open.

"It's such a great honour now just to be part of the history of this event," said Rahm, who took home 1,166,660 dollars. "Such a great country, such a great history in the tournament and such a great golf course. To me it's such a great week, it really is special for me to share it with three of my heroes.

"I've been saying, I haven't played my best golf and today, for 15 holes, I played the best golf I can ever play on the golf course with the weather that we had. Obviously the bonus of holing out on four was great.

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