Jon Rahm claimed the top spot in the world on Sunday afternoon, cruising to a three-shot win at the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village. The win helped Rahm jump ahead of Rory McIlroy to claim the No. 1 spot in the World Golf Rankings for the first time in his career.
The win marked the fourth in Rahm’s PGA Tour career, and his first since the Zurich Classic of New Orleans last season. Sunday’s outing was the first in which he’s finished inside the top 25 since play resumed last month after the COVID-19 hiatus. The 25-year-old Rahm is now just the second Spaniard to claim the top spot in the rankings, the first since Seve Ballesteros did so in 1989, and the fifth-youngest ever to do so.
Ryan Palmer, who was in second headed into the final round with Tony Finau, finished the week in second at 6-under. Finau shot a 6-over on Friday, dropping him to eighth. Matthew Fitzpatrick came in third at 5-under.
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