You might not know his name well yet, but Jon Rahm’s first PGA title came with one of the most stunning closing shots in tour’s history.
A 60-foot eagle putt on No. 18 secured Rahm’s first PGA win, taking the Farmers Insurance Open by three strokes.
“I never thought it was going to be for eagle from 60 feet, especially at Torrey Pines, but the fact that it went in is just incredible,” Rahm said after his three-shot victory. “The emotion just overwhelmed me. But man, that was a satisfying feeling.”
He finished 13-under, three strokes ahead of pair of Americans. He won in just his 12th start on Tour after winning NCAA Player of the Year twice at Arizona State. The win puts him into the Masters. He shot a 65 in the final round to earn $1.206 million and 500 FedExPoints.
Brandt Snedeker, who had a chance to win for the second straight year, fell off track with a 73 and finished tied for ninth.