Jon Rahm goes wire-to-wire to win Mexico Open Golf; ; Lahiri at T-15

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Jon Rahm moved into the lead with a birdie on the 14th gap on Sunday and saved pars the remainder of the best way to hold on and win the Mexico Open in Vallarta, Mexico.

The Spaniard posted a 2-under-par 69 to complete at 17-under 267, one shot higher than Brandon Wu, Tony Finau and Kurt Kitayama.

Wu and Finau shot matching rounds of 8-under 63 early within the day at Vidanta Vallarta to shoot up the leaderboard and put strain on Rahm. The world no. 2 had one bogey and three birdies on the day, the final approaching a left-to-right 11-foot putt on the par-5 14th.

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Rahm held no less than a share of the lead in any case 4 rounds. He has now received no less than one occasion in six straight seasons.

Although Rahm entered the week because the heavy favourite, his victory broke a virtually 11-month title drought courting to the U.S. Open final June.

Rahm had a scare on the par-5 18th when his drive missed left and he needed to punch out. Confronted with 143 yards to the opening on his third shot, he landed it on the perimeter and two-putted for par.

Kitayama performed with Rahm and posted three birdies on a bogey-free entrance 9 to make a push. However bogeys at Nos. 10 and 14 held him again, and a birdie on the final gap gave him a 3-under 68 to land within the tie for second.

Finau carded a blazing 31 on the again 9 with a birdie-eagle-birdie stretch at Nos. 13-15. His second shot on the par-5 14th was simply wanting the inexperienced, however his downhill lag putt hit the again of the cup and dropped.

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Like Finau, Wu prevented bogey on Sunday and carded one eagle with six birdies. His eagle got here on the par-3 sixth on a 14-foot putt. It was Wu’s career-low spherical and greatest end on the PGA Tour.

It marked the primary season that Mexico’s nationwide open was a PGA Tour-level occasion. Abraham Ancer and Alvaro Ortiz posted the perfect finishes amongst Mexican gamers at 6-under 278. Carlos Ortiz signed for a 5-under 279.

Lahiri lifts his sport on closing day to finish T-15

Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri carded a bogey-free 5-under 67 on the ultimate day to complete T-15 on the Mexico Open.

He completed 20 locations greater than the place he was after three rounds.

Together with his third High-15 end in final 4 begins, Lahiri has begun to maneuver in the correct path and his sport has been exhibiting an excellent upward development. Lahiri was second on the Gamers Championship and T-13 at Texas Open.

Lahiri began with 5 pars, two of which may have been birdies from 11 and 10 toes. Lastly a birdie got here his approach on the sixth when he nearly chipped in for an eagle from 87 toes.

He tapped in for a birdie from 4 inches. On the very subsequent gap, he once more missed a six-footer for birdie and got here out with only a par. So, in first seven holes, he had one birdie and two different near-birdies and one close to chip-in. He received his second birdie on ninth and turned in 2-under.

On the again 9, he continued to provide himself nice possibilities and transformed three of them, although it may have been extra. He did a giant putt from 35 toes for a birdie on Par-4 fifteenth.

Lahiri strikes up three locations to fifty fifth on the FedExCup standings however stays eighty fifth on the World Rankings.

(With inputs from PTI)

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