Jon Rahm notched up his third win on the PGA Tour following an impressive four stroke win at the Hero World Challenge on Sunday.
The Spaniard was flawless in the final round at a breezy Albany, signing for a seven under 65 to finish top of the leaderboard on 20 under, four shots ahead of Tony Finau.
Finau was in touch with a rampaging Rahm on the back nine until an errant drive on the drivable par four 14th left him in the natural beach sand, which lead to him carding a double bogey. On the same hole, Rahm rolled in a five footer for birdie, extending his lead to four shots. Rahm kept the chasers at bay by closing with a string of pars.
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Henrik Stenson started the day tied with Finau and Rahm, but his putter failed to come to the party. A closing 71 was good enough for a solo fourth finish, one stroke behind Justin Rose who was just one shot away from regaining his world number one ranking from Brooks Koepka.
Patrick Cantlay, co-leader of the first round, took advantage of his hot putter and played the back nine in six under to post 64 – the low round of the day – leaving him on 13 under for the event in T5 with former winner Rickie Fowler.
Tournament host Tiger Woods endured a disastrous opening nine, finding himself four over at the turn. However, the 14-time major winner went on a birdie streak to get back to even par with three to play. A final bogey on the par three 17th saw him card a 73, finishing one under overall.
Only Japanese star Hideki Matsuyama was worse, with a closing 75 bringing an end to a lacklustre week where he finished even par.
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