Rahm wins Irish Open again, in the last round

SPAIN’S Jon Rahm won the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open for a second time following his round of 62 at Lahinch Golf Club last Sunday in Co Clare.

Rahm finished on 16-under, two shots ahead of England’s Andy Sullivan and Austria’s Bernd Wiesberger, to lift the crystal trophy.

Best of the Irish was Waterford’s Robin Dawson, who finished on six-under following a final round of 71.

Jubilant Rahm said: “I keep saying I love this tournament, I love the county, I love the people… it feels like home.

“It’s special… one of my favourite trophies at home. My game is in great form, but I didn’t show it the first two days as I couldn’t hole the putts. But the weekend was the complete opposite. Putts started rolling in from everywhere. I felt really confident and I knew I could do something.”

Rahm overturned a five-shot deficit with a brilliant 62 to claim his second Irish Open title in three years, firing an eagle, eight birdies and two bogeys. with overnight leader Robert Rock, Eddie Pepperell and Rafa Cabrera Bello three strokes further back.

Wiesberger, Rock and Paul Waring will join Rahm in the field for the year’s final major at Royal Portrush, after securing the three qualifying places on offer, Waring making a crucial birdie on the 18th to finish joint seventh and edge out former world No.1 Martin Kaymer.

Rahm, who stayed in Portrush when he won the 2017 Irish Open at nearby Portstewart, said: “I’m going to Portrush with a lot of good memories and good vibes. I’ll have huge support from the crowd, and, hopefully, I can keep my good golf going into Northern Ireland.”


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