Jon Rahm’s win at the DP World Tour Championships saw the Spaniard rise to #4 in the world, his highest ranking yet.
“It’s hard to sum it up,” said Rahm. “An incredible week, I could not be more proud of what I’ve done this week. It could be very easy to just be content with getting the award and just being here and trying to play the best. Having the weekend that I’ve had, actually shooting 12 under on the last 36 holes, bogey-free round today, it’s really special. I didn’t plan on being here at the beginning of the year and I sure didn’t plan on winning it so it’s an incredible feeling.”
Rahm is one of five players not in the top 10 at the end of 2016 to inhabit the space. Rahm is the most amazing of their stories, rising from 137th to fourth. He is averaging 8.6345 points per tournament, within striking distance of #3 Justin Thomas’s 8.9034.
Rahm switched places with Hideki Matsuyama. In other top 10 news, Rory McIlroy idle with an injury, fell two spots to No. 10 in the world.