Rahm was one of the favourites heading into the third Major of the year with seven top tens to his name In 2021 prior to arriving In San Diego, where rounds of 69-70-72-67 led to a six under par total and enough for a one shot victory over Louis Oosthuizen.
The Spaniard’s round was topped off by two emphatic birdies on the last two holes, with his closing effort similar to that of Tiger Woods’ famous putt at the 2008 U.S. Open.
Marcus Armitage finished second in the Golfer of the Month contest, courtesy of his maiden emotional victory at the Porsche European Open. Armitage, who lost his mother in his teenage years, posted a best of the day final round 65 to win by two strokes.
Norwegian superstar Viktor Hovland came in third following his win at the BMW International Open. Hovland’s victory was his first in Europe and saw him jump to ninth on the Race to Dubai Rankings, as well as sitting in a strong position to secure a place on the 2021 European Ryder Cup Team.
Rounding off the voting was another first-time winner in Jonathan Caldwell, who won the Scandinavian Mixed hosted by Henrik and Annika.