Rahm wins Farmers Insurance Open

Spain's Jon Rahm seals elusive PGA Tour title in just his 12th start.

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Mon, 30 Jan 2017

Spain's John Rahm finished birdie-eagle at the Farmers Insurance Open to land his maiden PGA Tour title in just his 12th start. 

Rahm, 22, fired a blistering final-round 65 at Torrey Pines, highlighted by a stunning 60-foot eagle the length of the 18th green, to sprint through the pack and run out a three-shot victory on 13-under.

The newly-promoted world number 46, who moved to the United States in 2012 where he learned English by listening to rap music, only turned professional seven months ago. And now he's headed to the Masters among others.  

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"It does a lot for me," said Rahm. "I get to the play the Players Championship, I am likely going to the Fed Ex Cup, I am going to the majors, it is amazing.

"I really don't know how it is going to work, I will have to look at my schedule."

Five-time major winner Phil Mickelson said: "I think Rahm's more than just a good young player.

"I think he's one of the top players in the world. I think there's an intangible that some guys have where they want to have the pressure, they want to be in that tough position, they want to have everything fall on their shoulders. And he has that."

Rahm used a full bag of new TaylorMade equipment, including the new M2 driver, M1 fairway woods, P750 irons, Milled Grind wedges, Spider Limited putter and TP5x golf ball.

JON RAHM: IN THE BAG

Driver: TaylorMade M2 2017 (10.5 degrees, Aldila Tour Green 75TX)

3-wood: TaylorMade M1 2017 (15 degrees)

5-wood: TaylorMade M1 2017 (19 degrees)

Irons (4): TaylorMade RSi TP UDI; (5-PW): TaylorMade P750

Wedges: TaylorMade Milled Grind (52, 56, 60 degrees)

Putter: TaylorMade Spider Limited

Ball: TaylorMade TP5x

 

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