Jon Rahm wins in Ireland with a colossal comeback

The Barrika signed a vueltón of -8 and took the second Irish Open of his career after having won the 2017. It is his eighth professional title.

Jon Rahm always wants to play in Ireland. He has a special relationship with the island and in his calendar he points out the Irish Open with a red dot, like cyclists who set special stages. The Barrika won the tournament in 2017 overwhelmingly and has returned to prevail this Sunday in another way. With a colossal comeback in the last 18 holes. The Vizcaya, 24, went to the tee of 1 of Lahinch field at -8, with a disadvantage of five strokes with the leader Robert Rock (-13). Firmed a vueltón of 62 strokes and triumph alone.

Rahm, which came from being second in Valderrama, was five games ahead of Robert Rock and the Gran Canaria Rafa Cabrera Bello, the first who took the initiative in the standings. Rahm's movement was slow to arrive. He signed first a birdie on 2 and bogey on 3. He got stuck, but little. From hole 5 his game was unleashed. Based on more birdies and the eagle of the 12th, Rahm came to equalize in the table with Cabrera Bello, who in the 10th hole began to waver, until saying goodbye to the fight ... "I knew that making such a move was my chance to win" said the Basque.

Jon already left alone, none of his rivals took the game to neutralize his attack that was finished with -3 in the last five holes. At Casa Club he entered -16 and, although Rock and Cabrera Bello were still to arrive, the one in charge of recording the trophy already wrote the name: Jon Rahm. He was not wrong. The Biscayan, who was waiting in the hot seat next to Kelley Cahill, his future wife, won at Lahinch the Irish Open two years after he did it at Porstewarth in 2017 (and in 2018 it was fourth). "This one of my favorite tournaments, I keep the trophy with a lot of love and I like Ireland a lot," said Jon, who is already the second Spaniard with the most triumphs in Ireland after Seve, who won three times: "To join my name to him is special".

This is the eighth title of Rahm in his three years as a professional. Four in the USA and in Europa has played only 11 regular tournaments and has won four. In 2019, he has played two and is already leader of the Race to Dubai. The number seven or eight of the world ranking will be placed ... and, most importantly, it will land full of morale in the British Open that is held within two weeks in Portrush, near the Giant's Causeway, in Northern Ireland ... where Jon Rahm always wants to play. And he does it very well. "I'm going to the Open with very good vibrations."

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