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Jon Rahm Sinks Clutch Birdie On 18 To Win The 121st U.S Open Championship

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After a stressful final round at Torrey Pines, Jon Rahm just sank a clutch birdie on 18 to secure the U.S. Open Championship. This is Rahm’s first major championship victory, and it couldn’t have come at a better time.

This putt sent him to a six under and into full celebration mode with a narrow victory over the trailing Louis Oosthuizen.

Rahm started off in the left bunker on the par-5 18th and followed that up with a lagging flop-shot that landed roughly 15 feet from the hole. Then, Rahm nailed a tough left-to-right snapping putt.

Golf has usually been about strength and power, but this tournament was won with finesse. Luckily, Rahm was able to stay the course in a final round that was an overall struggle for the entire field.

Rahm was sent home from the memorial tournament a couple weeks back after testing positive for COVID. At the time he was dismissed, he had a solid six-stroke lead, so he more than deserved this victory at the U.S. Open. He handled the unfair disqualification with grace, so the golf gods decided to reward the Spaniard.

Congratulations to Jon Rahm on his CLUTCH victory. Well deserved!

Written by Gary Sheffield, Jr

Gary Sheffield Jr is the son of should-be MLB Hall of Famer, Gary Sheffield. He covers basketball and baseball for OutKick.com, chats with the Purple and Gold faithful on LakersNation, and shitposts on Twitter. You can follow him at GarySheffieldJr

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  1. That was fun to watch. Leaderboard changes, DeChambeau melting down, crowds getting into it. Post-Tiger and post-COVID golf with this group of guys is going to be entertaining for years to come.

  2. What a wild and crazy back nine for all of them !

    Happy for Rahm but I was sure he lost it with a much too cowardly play out of the bunker leaving himself an odds against conversion, left to right breaker. Bad move.

    A player of his caliber had plenty of room around that pin–even with a slight downhill toward water.
    Good lie, expert bunker play, and a short carry with adequate room to trickle toward the hole, with room behind and below, despite the slope. Mental mistake.

    You blew it Rahm !

    ….but no, silly me.

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