Jon Rahm wins 2023 American Categorical to proceed stellar run of kind to begin 2023

5 gamers have been inside only one shot of the lead down the stretch on the again 9 throughout Sunday’s last spherical of the 2023 American Categorical, establishing for an exciting end within the desert.

After being deadlocked with Davis Thompson for many of the afternoon, Jon Rahm took the late lead with a birdie on the par-5 16th and in the end held on for the win at 27 underneath at PGA West’s Pete Dye Stadium Course. Rahm shot a 4-under 68 within the last spherical to earn his ninth PGA Tour win and fourth win in his final six begins.

In three begins this season on Tour, Rahm has completed T-4, T-8 and first on the season-opening Sentry Match of Champions two weeks in the past in Hawaii. The 2018 American Categorical champion additionally now has seven straight top-8 finishes.

Thompson, a PGA Tour rookie by way of the Korn Ferry Tour, completed second at 26 underneath. In six begins to this point this season, the Georgia grad has made 5 cuts and completed inside the highest 25 twice on the Fortinet Championship and Shriners Youngsters’s Open. Xander Schauffele, who made a rare albatross on Sunday, shot a final-round 10-under 62 to complete third at 25 underneath with Chris Kirk.

Story originally appeared on GolfWeek

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