Pacific Palisades, CA- Even after a tuff turn to the back 9, your 2023 Champion Jon Rahm muscled through to win the Genesis Invitational with a final round of -2 under par and -17 under for the tournament.
The top two golfers in the world paired up all day battling back and forth feeling the pull and tug from each other pushing for the chance to raise the trophy.
“It was a tough week and tough Sunday.” said Rahm
Both Max Homa and Rahm lying in the right bunker on the 17th hole, Rahm jumped out while Homa chilly dipped it as it rolled right back into the sand. Homa was able to save par and stay 15th under, while Rahm left the door open by missing his birdy attempt.
As they stood on the 18th tee box Rahm tee off knowing par wins with two shot lead. Smooth off the tee while Homa had to push to try and add the last bit of pressure on him.
Homa’s caddie wore a bib that read 2021 Champion to see the whole round. Even down to the second to last shot on 18 he hit the flagstick trying to push and add pressure to Rahm who held two shot lead on 18th.
“Well I kept telling myself after 12 it’s a difficult course to finish, and I just needed to finish under par,” said Rahm.
Just think if he didn’t dig deep after a bogey on the 10th hole that let Homa get to with in one stroke, later to give up the lead after another bogey on 12th that was a self-inflected mistake.
Tournament Host Tiger Woods had a respectable Sunday with a final round of +2 over par but -1 under par for the four days. Woods finished 45th but gave his fans some great memories and birdies over the last few days.
“It was progress, but obsessively I didn’t win,” said Woods, “Overall it was a successful weekend for the foundation and the fans.”
After today win Rahm has won 5 of the last 9 starts just being on fire on the courses he has played. Now increased Fedex Cup points leads by 426 points better then none other then Homa who is over Kegan Bradley by 568 points (994)
“It’s a tremendous amount of turnover,” said Woods “A lot of new face that will be the future of our Tour.”
The PGA Tour will now switch coast to Florida for the Honda Classic.