Jon Rahm outlasts rookie Davis Thompson to win American Express by one stroke

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The Spaniard will now move up one spot in the world rankings to number three.
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January 23, 2023
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Jon Rahm held off rookie Davis Thompson to win his second PGA Tour title this year at The American Express in California.

The Spaniard will move up one spot in the world rankings to number three after he closed with a 4-under 68 to win by one stroke on Sunday at La Quinta.

Rahm and 23-year-old Thompson were tied with three holes to play when Thompson, who led through 36 holes and shared the lead with Rahm going into Sunday, pulled his drive into a deep fairway bunker on the par-five 16th and wound up with par. Rahm made birdie to take the lead.

American Express Golf
Jon Rahm hits from a bunker off the fairway on the 18th hole during the final round on the Pete Dye Stadium Course at PGA West on Sunday (Mark J Terrill/AP)

On the par-3 17th, the American chose to leave the pin in for his 50-foot birdie putt on the island green, and the ball squarely hit the pin and rolled away.

The Georgia native showed visible frustration as he walked to the 18th tee after tapping in for par.

Rahm finished 27-under 261 and won for the ninth time on the PGA Tour.

The Spaniard has also now has won four of his last six starts — he won twice on the European tour at end of last year.

Scottie Scheffler closed with a 67 and tied for 11th. He narrowly missed a birdie putt on the final hole that would have allowed him to return to number one by a fraction of a point over Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy.

The Briton and current world number one will make his 2023 debut in Dubai on the European tour next week.

Pos.PlayerTo ParR1R2R3R4Total
1Jon Rahm (SC)-2764646568261
2Davis Thompson (SC)-2662646769262
T3Xander Schauffele (SC)-2565686862263
T3Chris Kirk (SC)-2569676364263
5Taylor Montgomery (SC)-2464696566264
T6Erik van Rooyen (SC)-2365726662265
T6Matti Schmid (SC)-2364726564265
T6Robby Shelton (SC)-2366686566265
T6Tom Kim (SC)-2369626767265
T6J.T. Poston (SC)-2365666668265
T11Garrick Higgo (SC)-2267686863266
T11Scottie Scheffler (SC)-2268656667266
T11Patton Kizzire (SC)-2269636767266
T11Sam Burns (SC)-2264706468266
T11Christiaan Bezuidenhout (SC)-2268676269266
T16Danny Lee (SC)-2167686765267
T16Tony Finau (SC)-2169676566267
T18Adam Hadwin (SC)-2068696467268
T18Jason Day (SC)-2067647067268
T18Sungjae Im (SC)-2065666869268
T18Harry Higgs (SC)-2070666270268
T22Harrison Endycott (SC)-1965716766269
T22Si Woo Kim (SC)-1970646966269
T22Keith Mitchell (SC)-1966706667269
T22Alex Smalley (SC)-1967687163269
T26Cameron Young (SC)-1868706567270
T26Thomas Detry (SC)-1869666768270
T26Justin Rose (SC)-1866677265270
T26Matthias Schwab (SC)-1866716865270
T26Patrick Cantlay (SC)-1868667165270
T26Tano Goya (SC)-1866716964270
T32Ben Griffin (SC)-1773676467271
T32Tom Hoge (SC)-1771666866271
T32Brendan Steele (SC)-1768736466271
T32Dylan Wu (SC)-1769696172271
T36Austin Cook (SC)-1668706668272
T36Andrew Putnam (SC)-1669696569272
T36Eric Cole (SC)-1665706968272
T36Stephan Jaeger (SC)-1668696570272
T36Will Zalatoris (SC)-1669696767272
T41Byeong Hun An (SC)-1567746369273
T41Trevor Werbylo (SC)-1566696969273
T41Tyler Duncan (SC)-1564677171273
T41Scott Piercy (SC)-1566676971273
T41Zach Johnson (SC)-1567687068273
T41Sebastián Muñoz (SC)-1571676273273
T41Stewart Cink (SC)-1567687068273
T41Justin Lower (SC)-1571686767273
T41Harry Hall (SC)-1572656967273
T50Denny McCarthy (SC)-1465716870274
T50Aaron Baddeley (SC)-1471686570274
T50Beau Hossler (SC)-1468667169274
T50Wyndham Clark (SC)-1470716469274
T54Kevin Tway (SC)-1367676972275
T54Sahith Theegala (SC)-1366706871275
T54Dean Burmester (SC)-1365716772275
T54Rickie Fowler (SC)-1368686871275
T54Justin Suh (SC)-1372656672275
T54Russell Knox (SC)-1366696971275
T54Joseph Bramlett (SC)-1366706871275
T54Vincent Norrman (SC)-1370696670275
T62Martin Laird (SC)-1271696571276
T62Zecheng Dou (SC)-1270686870276
T62Anders Albertson (SC)-1268726670276
T65Ryan Armour (SC)-1169686872277
T65Davis Riley (SC)-1170676971277
67Sam Stevens (SC)-1070686674278
68Andrew Landry (SC)-568667079283
69Paul Haley II (SC)-372676779285
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CUTDoug Ghim-9697266-207
CUTHarris English-9687168-207
CUTKevin Roy-9706869-207
CUTAdam Long-9717165-207
CUTEmiliano Grillo-9697365-207
CUTNico Echavarria-9707166-207
CUTBrandon Wu-9756864-207
CUTMark Hubbard-9677169-207
CUTTaylor Moore-8686971-208
CUTCallum Tarren-8716770-208
CUTRyan Brehm-8676873-208
CUTMatthew NeSmith-8756865-208
CUTLuke List-8736768-208
CUTBrian Harman-8717067-208
CUTGreyson Sigg-8666973-208
CUTJhonattan Vegas-8736669-208
CUTErik Barnes-8736966-208
CUTChesson Hadley-8737065-208
CUTKramer Hickok-8717067-208
CUTTaylor Pendrith-8716770-208
CUTAaron Wise-8707068-208
CUTBrendon Todd-8687070-208
CUTWill Gordon-8687070-208
CUTDavid Lingmerth-7716870-209
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CUTCarson Young-7676874-209
CUTCaleb Surratt (a)-7716969-209
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CUTKevin Yu-5716773-211
CUTPeter Malnati-5687271-211
CUTKyle Westmoreland-5766768-211
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CUTTaiga Semikawa-5707566-211
CUTMichael Kim-4677075-212
CUTS.Y. Noh-4677471-212
CUTLee Hodges-4766868-212
CUTZac Blair-4697172-212
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The American Express 2023

Date: January 19th - 22nd 2023

Location: La Quinta / Nicklaus Tournament Course / Pete Dye Stadium Course, La Quinta, California

Purse: $8,000,000

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