Jon Rahm wins the Spanish Open and equals Seve Ballesteros


Madrid (EFE).- Jon Rahm claimed victory at Club de Campo Villa in Madrid after keeping the lead on the final day with a total of 259 strokes (25 under par) and winning his third Spanish Open, a figure that equals his admired Severiano Ballesteros.

The 27-year-old Spanish golfer started the day with an overall of -17, one shot less than the Australian Min Woo Lee, with whom he played the four days of the tournament in Madrid.

Rahm started the final round with a par on hole one, which was followed by a birdie on hole two which Lee answered with another on hole three. Everything changed on the fourth hole, with a course full of people after their match in the sweltering heat, when the Aussie bogeyed him two shots clear of the Spaniard.

Spanish golfer Jon Rahm celebrates after winning the Spanish Open, a tournament on the European Golf Tour (DP World Tour), this Sunday at Club de Campo in Madrid. EFE/Luis weaving

Another birdie on the thirteenth hole and an eagle on the fourteenth cleared his way to victory, especially as Lee bogeyed on the third hole which even knocked him out of second place, finally occupied by Frenchman Mathieu Pavon with 268 strokes (nineteen under par). ).

The final hole, with an invasion of the pitch by the hundreds of fans who attended Madrid’s Club de Campo Villa, was enjoyed by Rahm, who was seen smiling as he walked from the tee to the final shot.

Rahm Goal: Severiano Ballesteros Match

Rahm’s objective was to equal the three titles of the legendary Severiano Ballesteros, winner in 1981, 1985 and 1995, but also to unite his name with that of Ángel de la Torre, winner three times in 1916, 1917 and 1919 -the 1918 edition did not take place -, at a time when the format of this sport was radically different from the current one.

Later, during the four-year period from 1946 to 1949, Marcelino Morcillo continuously etched his name in the history of Spanish Open winners, although in 1947 the lowest result was obtained by the amateur Mario González, in front of the aforementioned professional. Morcillo.


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