Dubai Duty Free Irish Open R4

Rahm claims Rolex Series hat-trick at Lahinch

July 04-07
Lahinch GC, Lahinch, Co. Clare, Republic of Ireland
$7,000,000
Live leaderboard
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3

Jon Rahm carded a sizzling 62 in the final round of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open to become the first player to win three Rolex Series titles in front of sell-out crowds at the famed Lahinch Golf Club.

Irish Open R4 - Rahm claims Rolex Series hat-trick at Lahinch
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“I keep saying, I love is this tournament. I love this country. I love the people and feel like I’m at home every time I come. My game was in great form, it just didn’t show the first two days. I couldn’t hole the putts, and the weekend was the complete opposite. Putts started rolling in from everywhere, I felt really confident and I knew I could do something.”

The Spaniard entered the final day five strokes behind leader Robert Rock but stormed to the top of the leaderboard after carding an eagle and eight birdies to get to 16 under and win this event for the second time in front of capacity crowds.

“I knew I had to do it today to have a chance, and man, I kept looking at the leaderboard and looking up, and after ten, I’m like okay, let’s get a good run and that eagle on 12 just completely got me going. Even though I had the little mistake on 13, I just knew that my target number was 15 under.


“Definitely thrilled with the back nine I had. Me and Adam (caddie) did a lot of work over the weekend to polish the mistakes over the first few days. Excited to repeat. I think Seve (Ballesteros) was the only Spanish player to win more than one and to join my name to that trophy again, it’s special. It’s probably one of my favourite trophies that I have at home, and to have another one, it’s definitely a special moment. I don’t know how to explain it.”

It was two years ago that Rahm lifted this trophy in his rookie season for a maiden European Tour win and he now has four titles to his name – with three of those coming in the prestigious Rolex Series – after just his 34th appearance.

The victory moves the 24-year-old to the top of the Race to Dubai Rankings Presented by Rolex and also takes him back into the top ten on the Official World Golf Ranking.

Austrian Bernd Wiesberger and England’s Andy Sullivan finished two off the lead, a shot clear of two more Englishmen in Eddie Pepperell and Robert Rock, and Spain’s Rafa Cabrera Bello.


“Just managed to get it around a number really,” said Sullivan. “Stuck in there well. Mentally was very good today. I chipped and putted it around nicely. Not my best, but I was really happy to come up with the score I did and finish my round.

“It is getting better, I must admit. It’s starting to come back to when I was playing my best in 2015. Hopefully more of the same trending that way and I can get my hands on the trophy.”

Wiesberger and Rock earned places in the field at The Open Championship at Royal Portrush Golf Club with their top ten performances, as did England’s Paul Waring, who finished at 12 under along with another Spaniard in Jorge Campillo.

“I had a lot of time to reflect and work on some things on my game,” said Wiesberger. “A lot on the mental state I want to be out on the golf course and it’s a lot better. It’s just nice to see it pay off every now and then and getting to play a couple rounds in the 60s, seeing myself on the leaderboard again, it’s very nice. We’ve done a lot of good things out there this week and hopefully we can get do well next week in Scotland and then in Ireland.

“That was the goal. It was lovely to get a sniff at it again at Pebble Beach for the qualifier, and it’s great to be in position to play with all these guys in the biggest events, and there’s no bigger than The Open Championship and the Majors. I was really relaxed all week and enjoyed my time out there and took advantage of my good shots and really happy to be going to Portrush.”

The event reached capacity weekend crowds at Lahinch Golf Club, emulating the 2012 edition at Royal Portrush Golf Club, by selling out both Saturday and Sunday as a total of 86,793 came through the gates at the famous Old Course links.


Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1
Jon Rahm
ESP
-16
67
71
64
62
264
T2
Andy Sullivan
ENG
-14
68
66
66
66
266
T2
Bernd Wiesberger
AUT
-14
69
66
65
66
266
T4
Eddie Pepperell
ENG
-13
65
67
66
69
267
T4
Rafael Cabrera Bello
ESP
-13
68
67
63
69
267
T4
Robert Rock
ENG
-13
67
70
60
70
267
T7
Jorge Campillo
ESP
-12
69
64
69
66
268
T7
Paul Waring
ENG
-12
67
68
67
66
268
T9
Martin Kaymer
GER
-11
66
70
68
65
269
T9
Edoardo Molinari
ITA
-11
68
68
67
66
269
T9
Gavin Green
MAS
-11
66
72
65
66
269
T9
Michael Lorenzo-Vera
FRA
-11
65
70
66
68
269
T9
Zander Lombard
RSA
-11
64
67
68
70
269
14
Grant Forrest
SCO
-10
71
66
65
68
270
T15
Adria Arnaus
ESP
-9
68
68
70
65
271
T15
Haotong Li
CHN
-9
68
68
69
66
271
T15
Thorbjorn Olesen
DEN
-9
65
69
69
68
271
T15
Cormac Sharvin
NIR
-9
66
69
66
70
271
T19
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
ESP
-8
69
70
69
64
272
T19
Abraham Ancer
USA
-8
66
67
71
68
272
T19
Wade Ormsby
AUS
-8
65
69
69
69
272
T19
Oliver Wilson
ENG
-8
66
69
67
70
272
T23
Thomas Detry
BEL
-7
70
68
69
66
273
T23
Tommy Fleetwood
ENG
-7
67
69
70
67
273
T23
Andres Romero
ARG
-7
68
70
68
67
273
T23
Lee Westwood
ENG
-7
66
67
71
69
273
T27
Lee Slattery
ENG
-6
65
74
70
65
274
T27
Nino Bertasio
ITA
-6
70
68
69
67
274
T27
Robert Karlsson
SWE
-6
68
70
69
67
274
T27
Robin Dawson
IRL
-6
68
71
64
71
274
T31
Alejandro Canizares
ESP
-5
68
69
70
68
275
T31
Russell Knox
SCO
-5
67
68
70
70
275
T31
Joakim Lagergren
SWE
-5
67
71
67
70
275
T34
Jacques Kruyswijk
RSA
-4
67
72
72
65
276
T34
Richard Sterne
RSA
-4
72
67
70
67
276
T34
Shane Lowry
IRL
-4
66
72
70
68
276
T34
Oliver Fisher
ENG
-4
67
69
69
71
276
T34
Brandon Stone
RSA
-4
67
67
69
73
276
T34
Niklas Lemke
SWE
-4
68
66
69
73
276
T34
George Coetzee
RSA
-4
70
67
66
73
276
T41
Ian Poulter
ENG
-3
66
73
69
69
277
T41
Robert MacIntyre
SCO
-3
66
69
72
70
277
T41
Sebastian Soederberg
SWE
-3
67
68
72
70
277
T41
Chris Paisley
ENG
-3
65
72
70
70
277
T41
Max Schmitt
GER
-3
70
68
69
70
277
T46
Masahiro Kawamura
JPN
-2
69
68
71
70
278
T46
Louis Oosthuizen
RSA
-2
71
67
70
70
278
T46
Anton Karlsson
SWE
-2
67
72
69
70
278
T46
Hyo-Won Park
KOR
-2
65
69
72
72
278
T50
Alexander Bjoerk
SWE
-1
72
67
72
68
279
T50
Jack Singh-Brar
ENG
-1
70
69
72
68
279
T50
Padraig Harrington
IRL
-1
63
73
73
70
279
T50
Sam Brazel
AUS
-1
68
71
70
70
279
T50
Bradley Dredge
WAL
-1
72
67
69
71
279
T55
Lucas Herbert
AUS
Par
70
68
77
65
280
T55
Matt Wallace
ENG
Par
68
68
73
71
280
T55
Benjamin Hebert
FRA
Par
71
67
71
71
280
T55
Clement Sordet
FRA
Par
71
68
70
71
280
T55
Lorenzo Gagli
ITA
Par
68
70
70
72
280
60
Seamus Power
IRL
1
70
66
73
72
281
T61
Marcus Kinhult
SWE
2
67
70
77
68
282
T61
Tom Lewis
ENG
2
68
68
76
70
282
T61
Victor Perez
FRA
2
70
68
73
71
282
T64
Liam Johnston
SCO
5
68
70
76
71
285
T64
Jeff Winther
SWE
5
72
67
73
73
285
T64
Richard McEvoy
ENG
5
71
68
69
77
285
CUT
Aaron Rai
ENG
Par
71
69
140
CUT
Adrian Otaegui
ESP
Par
69
71
140
CUT
Andrea Pavan
ITA
Par
70
70
140
CUT
David Howell
ENG
Par
69
71
140
CUT
Justin Harding
RSA
Par
72
68
140
CUT
Louis De Jager
RSA
Par
72
68
140
CUT
Paul Dunne
IRL
Par
71
69
140
CUT
Paul McBride
IRL
Par
70
70
140
CUT
Ben Evans
ENG
1
71
70
141
CUT
Darren Fichardt
RSA
1
73
68
141
CUT
David Horsey
ENG
1
69
72
141
CUT
David Law
SCO
1
68
73
141
CUT
Eduardo De La Riva
ESP
1
72
69
141
CUT
Erik Van Rooyen
RSA
1
70
71
141
CUT
Haydn Porteous
RSA
1
68
73
141
CUT
Jake McLeod
AUS
1
73
68
141
CUT
Matthew Southgate
ENG
1
69
72
141
CUT
Matthias Schwab
AUT
1
71
70
141
CUT
Maximilian Kieffer
GER
1
72
69
141
CUT
Nicolas Colsaerts
BEL
1
69
72
141
CUT
Pedro Figueiredo
POR
1
68
73
141
CUT
Romain Langasque
FRA
1
69
72
141
CUT
Sam Horsfield
ENG
1
72
69
141
CUT
Tapio Pulkkanen
FIN
1
72
69
141
CUT
Alvaro Quiros
ESP
2
71
71
142
CUT
Brian Casey
IRL
2
70
72
142
CUT
Danny Willett
ENG
2
68
74
142
CUT
David Drysdale
SCO
2
70
72
142
CUT
Fabrizio Zanotti
PAR
2
70
72
142
CUT
Gaganjeet Bhullar
IND
2
67
75
142
CUT
James Morrison
ENG
2
71
71
142
CUT
Justin Walters
RSA
2
70
72
142
CUT
Kristoffer Reitan
NOR
2
74
68
142
CUT
Pablo Larrazabal
ESP
2
69
73
142
CUT
Raphael Jacquelin
FRA
2
72
70
142
CUT
Ricardo Melo Gouveia
POR
2
71
71
142
CUT
Romain Wattel
FRA
2
71
71
142
CUT
Soren Kjeldsen
DEN
2
70
72
142
CUT
Stephen Gallacher
SCO
2
71
71
142
CUT
Tyrrell Hatton
ENG
2
73
69
142
CUT
Victor Dubuisson
FRA
2
70
72
142
CUT
Alexander Levy
FRA
3
73
70
143
CUT
Conor O’Rourke
IRL
3
71
72
143
CUT
Joachim B. Hansen
DEN
3
69
74
143
CUT
Lucas Bjerregaard
DNK
3
72
71
143
CUT
Richie Ramsay
SCO
3
69
74
143
CUT
Sang-Hyun Park
KOR
3
68
75
143
CUT
Shiv Chawrasia
IND
3
72
71
143
CUT
Shubhankar Sharma
IND
3
72
71
143
CUT
Thomas Pieters
BEL
3
73
70
143
CUT
Dean Burmester
RSA
4
70
74
144
CUT
Graeme McDowell
NIR
4
72
72
144
CUT
Julian Suri
USA
4
72
72
144
CUT
Matthieu Pavon
FRA
4
73
71
144
CUT
Renato Paratore
ITA
4
70
74
144
CUT
Scott Hend
AUS
4
73
71
144
CUT
Steven Brown
ENG
4
68
76
144
CUT
Thomas Aiken
RSA
4
71
73
144
CUT
Ashley Chesters
ENG
5
75
70
145
CUT
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
RSA
5
74
71
145
CUT
Hideto Tanihara
JPN
5
73
72
145
CUT
Nacho Elvira
ESP
5
73
72
145
CUT
Jordan Smith
ENG
5
73
72
145
CUT
Michael McGeady
IRL
5
71
74
145
CUT
Ross Fisher
ENG
5
71
74
145
CUT
Stuart Manley
WAL
5
69
76
145
CUT
Thongchai Jaidee
THA
5
70
75
145
CUT
Ashun Wu
CHI
6
73
73
146
CUT
Chris Wood
ENG
6
70
76
146
CUT
Gavin Moynihan
IRL
6
72
74
146
CUT
Guido Migliozzi
ITA
6
68
78
146
CUT
Jaco Van Zyl
RSA
6
71
75
146
CUT
Jamie Donaldson
WAL
6
71
75
146
CUT
Jason Scrivener
AUS
6
76
70
146
CUT
Jens Dantorp
SWE
6
71
75
146
CUT
Joost Luiten
NED
6
70
76
146
CUT
Kim Koivu
FIN
6
72
74
146
CUT
Kurt Kitayama
USA
6
73
73
146
CUT
Sean Crocker
USA
6
74
72
146
CUT
Andrew Johnston
ENG
7
71
76
147
CUT
Darren Clarke
NIR
7
71
76
147
CUT
Pelle Edberg
SWE
7
75
72
147
CUT
Trevor Immelman
RSA
7
78
69
147
CUT
Ryan Fox
NZL
10
73
77
150
CUT
Scott Jamieson
SCO
10
73
77
150
CUT
Kalle Samooja
FIN
11
75
76
151
CUT
Thomas Bjorn
DEN
11
71
80
151
CUT
David Lipsky
USA
12
75
77
152
CUT
Jeung-Hun Wang
KOR
12
73
79
152
CUT
Yusaku Miyazato
JPN
12
74
78
152