Jon Rahm hangs on to win Genesis Invitational despite Homa's efforts
Jon Rahm hangs on to win the Genesis Invitational despite a spirited challenge from Max Homa… as Tiger Woods falls out of contention early
Max Homa’s chip shot from the rough near the green on the 18th hole was on-line to fall into the cup.
But instead of falling in to put pressure on the leader Jon Rahm, it bounced over the hole – much to the dismay of both Homa and the gallery.
It meant that Rahm was able to card a final round 69 to win the Genesis Invitational at -17 by two strokes over Homa.
Rahm continues his magical run to start the PGA Tour season – having won five of his last nine starts this campaign. The Spaniard also now passes countryman Seve Ballesteros for all-time wins – with Rahm now entering the double digits with ten.
This tournament also marked a return to the PGA Tour for Tiger Woods – whose foundation hosts this event. After barely making the cut, he finished Sunday shooting +2, carding a 73 to finish T-45 for the event.
Jon Rahm didn’t crack under pressure – carding birdies in two of his final five holes to win
Max Homa’s birdie chip at the 18th hole just bounced over the cup – sending him to his knees
Rahm grabbed crucial birdies at 14 and 16 to break away from Homa & Patrick Cantlay to win
Patrick Cantlay (-14), Will Zalatoris (-13), and Keith Mitchell (-12) rounded out the top-five
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