San Diego, CA – From five groups ahead of the leaders Jon Rahm hawked down the field with a Birdie, eagle finish to win the 2017 Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course on Sunday.
Going into the back nine there were at least eight to ten golfers who could try to stake claim in this year trophy but Rahm finished with a 30 on which was 6-under par for those holes.
He was the first timer since 1991 at Torrey Pines, which make this win even more remarkable. During the trophy presentation Rahm was excited that his dad was able to be here and see this win on tour.
” I didn’t expect it but it was one of my goals. ” said Jon Rahm, ” I tried to be really in control of my emotions and my thoughts and just make sure that I didn’t take anything for granted. ”
Rahm did just that he played his game and didn’t worry about the field and it paid off big winning $1,206,000.00.
Toni Finau did his work on Saturday by coming in strong to be able to play in final group with the leaders. He came up four strokes short but still managed $252,590.00 for this week hard work.
” I gave myself an opportunity to win going to the back nine on Sunday. ” said Tony Finau, ” It’s what you prepare for and what you play for. ”
With this win for Rahm he is now exempt for two years on the Tour and the rest of this year with opportunity to play in the majors.
“…it’s amazing!” Said Jon Rahm the season has just began for him now.