Jon Rahm finished off the European Tour season with a magnificent fourth place in the DP World Tour Championship, the Race to Dubai grand finale.
The golfer from Barrika defended his title valiantly on the Earth Course at Jumeirah.
Jon played another great week of golf, very solid from tee to green. The stats don’t lie. He was third on the regulation greens and twelfth on number of fairways caught. He was only lacking a bit more finesse on the greens to be able to fight for the win. Even so, he had possibilities up until the very end, especially with extraordinary attack he unleashed on the last nine holes.
Rahm did not fold under pressure. He shot three birdies between the 13th and 16th holes, and he got himself knee-deep in the fight for the win. He still would have had one foot in the door if he would have finished with a birdie-eagle on the 17th and 18th, although Danny Willett, tournament winner, didn’t leave much room to work with in the final sprint to the finish line.
Be that as it may, it was a very solid week. Great play and excellent results. He played all four days under par, three of which he broke the 70-shot barrier. Impeccable.
Jon finished the season in eleventh place in the Race to Dubai, having participated in only twelve tournaments. Another great success. He’s the highest-ranking Spanish golfer in the European Tour, and it’s not even his main focus. He even finished out the season with a win in the Open de España, the third on his track record in the European Tour.
And thus, Jon ended the year and the European Tour season in Dubai. Now, Rahm will finish off with Tiger Woods’ Hero World Challenge, held in the Bahamas the last week of November.