Jon Rahm has officially settled the score with Valderrama. The golfer from Barrika had a brilliant performance in the Estrella Damm Andalucía Masters, which ended this past Sunday on the Sotogrande course.
Rahm fought his way to the final circle, once again, playing in the star game on Sunday alongside Christiaan Bezuidenhout, who took home the win. Jon started the tournament off strong, with an exceptional round on Thursday. He struggled a bit more on Friday, but he made a comeback on Saturday with an extraordinary round of golf, placing him in the last round on Sunday, Bezuidenhout at a five-shot advantage.
The Basque golfer knew that he needed to pull off something just short of a miracle to win in the last round, and he attempted this daunting task with the complete, unconditional love and support from his fans at Valderrama. He made it all the way to three shots from Bezuidenhout, with a key moment on the 8th hole. He made a magnificent par putt from more than two meters out. But shortly after, a double bogey on the 10th hole meant he had no shot at taking home the victory.
Despite it all, he finished in second place, spectacular results just before the start of the Irish Open this week. Rahm has clearly demonstrated that he can win at Valderrama, just in case anyone still had a shadow of a doubt after his first appearance on the Andalusian course two years ago when he missed the cut. He will be back one day on another quest to claim the title, and let’s just say, it would be a very bold move to bet against him.