The Memorial Tournament R4

Jon Rahm overtakes Rory McIlroy for No 1 ranking

July 16-19
Muirfield Village GC, Dublin, Ohio
$9,300,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3


The Memorial Tournament R4 - Rahm new No.1
Jon Rahm, of Spain, poses with the trophy after winning the Memorial golf tournament (Darron Cummings/AP)


Spain’s Jon Rahm won the Memorial golf tournament in Dublin, Ohio on Monday, dethroning Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy as world No 1 in the process.


Despite shooting a three-over 75 on Sunday, the 25-year-old did just enough to hang on and finish three shots ahead of American Ryan Palmer.

Rahm had a four-stroke lead heading into the final round, and it appeared through the front nine that he was cruising to his fourth PGA Tour victory.



However, a bogey on the 10th signalled a change of momentum, and Rahm suffered a double bogey on the 11th before losing another stroke on the 14th.

The biggest moment of the day came on the par-three 16th, when an up-and-down birdie was overturned when PGA Tour officials reviewed the chip and deemed the ball slightly moved when Rahm placed his wedge behind it.


Despite receiving a two-stroke penalty, with challengers failing to take advantage of his stumbles, back-to-back pars on the final two holes ensured Rahm stayed clear of Palmer at the top of the leaderboard.

“I stay on competition mode for a little longer than I would like sometimes, and I process things so much later. I’ll probably wake up tomorrow morning and still not have it processed,” Rahm told reporters.

“I’m incredibly proud to sit here and be the Memorial tournament champion, win an event on the PGA Tour four years in a row, number one in the world.


“There’s a lot of accomplishments today that are hard to believe I’ve done so early in my career.”

The best performer of the day was England’s Matthew Fitzpatrick, whose four-under 68 secured third place.

Fellow Briton Matt Wallace finished close behind in fourth place after shooting an even 72.





Meanwhile McIlroy, who was well off the pace headed into Sunday’s final round, saved his worst for last.

The Northern Irishman picked up five bogeys and a double bogey as he ended the day six-over par and finished the tournament tied for 32nd.

He had been at the top of the world golf rankings since February 9, however he is yet to record a top 10 finish following the resumption of the tour.




Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1
Jon Rahm
-9
69
67
68
75
279
2
Ryan Palmer
-6
67
68
73
74
282
3
Matthew Fitzpatrick
-5
75
66
74
68
283
T4
Matt Wallace
-4
72
70
70
72
284
T4
Jason Day
-4
73
66
72
73
284
T6
Mackenzie Hughes
-3
74
66
73
72
285
T6
Henrik Norlander
-3
74
66
71
74
285
8
Tony Finau
-2
66
69
73
78
286
9
Kevin Na
-1
74
69
71
73
287
T10
Luke List
E
70
68
79
71
288
T10
Patrick Reed
E
71
76
70
71
288
T10
Xinjun Zhang
E
72
73
70
73
288
T13
Xander Schauffele
1
78
69
72
70
289
T13
Harris English
1
70
73
74
72
289
T13
Billy Horschel
1
76
71
70
72
289
T13
Jordan Spieth
1
70
70
74
75
289
T13
Brendan Steele
1
68
75
71
75
289
T18
Steve Stricker
2
73
67
77
73
290
T18
Justin Thomas
2
74
67
75
74
290
T18
Si Woo Kim
2
73
73
70
74
290
T18
Patrick Rodgers
2
70
72
71
77
290
T22
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
3
72
69
78
72
291
T22
Corey Conners
3
73
74
72
72
291
T22
Erik van Rooyen
3
76
69
73
73
291
T22
Keith Mitchell
3
74
71
73
73
291
T22
Dylan Frittelli
3
73
68
74
76
291
T22
Matthew Wolff
3
77
68
70
76
291
T22
Gary Woodland
3
68
70
76
77
291
T22
Brendon Todd
3
75
72
68
76
291
T22
Scottie Scheffler
3
71
73
70
77
291
T22
Chez Reavie
3
71
67
74
79
291
T32
Matt Kuchar
4
76
67
76
73
292
T32
Sergio Garcia
4
72
73
73
74
292
T32
Bubba Watson
4
78
68
70
76
292
T32
Rory McIlroy
4
70
72
72
78
292
T32
Patrick Cantlay
4
70
70
73
79
292
T32
Danny Willett
4
74
66
70
82
292
T38
Carl Pettersson
5
72
72
79
70
293
T38
Lucas Glover
5
69
72
74
78
293
T40
Ryan Moore
6
70
75
75
74
294
T40
Scott Harrington
6
74
69
76
75
294
T40
Tiger Woods
6
71
76
71
76
294
T40
Marc Leishman
6
72
75
71
76
294
T44
Lanto Griffin
7
72
73
76
74
295
T44
C.T. Pan
7
72
74
75
74
295
T44
Bud Cauley
7
75
71
73
76
295
T44
Jason Dufner
7
72
73
73
77
295
T48
Jim Furyk
8
72
68
79
77
296
T48
Collin Morikawa
8
76
70
73
77
296
T48
Charles Howell III
8
69
77
73
77
296
T48
Sebastián Muñoz
8
75
70
72
79
296
T48
Viktor Hovland
8
74
66
77
79
296
T48
Carlos Ortiz
8
74
72
70
80
296
T54
Kevin Streelman
9
75
71
78
73
297
T54
Phil Mickelson
9
72
74
73
78
297
T54
Louis Oosthuizen
9
72
73
73
79
297
T54
Adam Hadwin
9
76
70
70
81
297
T58
Denny McCarthy
10
75
71
76
76
298
T58
Zach Johnson
10
76
70
75
77
298
T58
Abraham Ancer
10
72
75
72
79
298
61
Sepp Straka
11
73
72
79
75
299
T62
Jimmy Walker
12
70
72
81
77
300
T62
Vijay Singh
12
71
74
78
77
300
T62
Scott Piercy
12
72
73
77
78
300
T62
Bo Hoag
12
75
67
79
79
300
T62
Stewart Cink
12
73
74
74
79
300
T62
Brooks Koepka
12
72
75
73
80
300
T68
Keegan Bradley
13
73
73
77
78
301
T68
Cameron Smith
13
74
72
76
79
301
T68
William McGirt
13
76
69
73
83
301
T68
Tyler Duncan
13
75
71
71
84
301
72
Mark Hubbard
14
70
76
76
80
302
73
Sung Kang
16
74
72
78
80
304
74
Joel Dahmen
18
75
72
78
81
306
CUT
Sungjae Im
4
78
70
148
CUT
Paul Casey
4
71
77
148
CUT
Shane Lowry
4
73
75
148
CUT
Adam Long
4
73
75
148
CUT
Daniel Berger
4
73
75
148
CUT
Talor Gooch
4
78
70
148
CUT
Max Homa
4
70
78
148
CUT
Kevin Kisner
4
74
74
148
CUT
Joaquin Niemann
4
73
75
148
CUT
Rory Sabbatini
5
73
76
149
CUT
Rafa Cabrera Bello
5
74
75
149
CUT
Harold Varner III
5
77
72
149
CUT
Ernie Els
5
72
77
149
CUT
Rickie Fowler
5
81
68
149
CUT
Justin Rose
5
73
76
149
CUT
Nick Taylor
5
74
75
149
CUT
Brian Harman
5
74
75
149
CUT
Charl Schwartzel
5
75
74
149
CUT
Tom Hoge
5
76
73
149
CUT
Branden Grace
5
74
75
149
CUT
Ian Poulter
5
76
73
149
CUT
Bryson DeChambeau
5
73
76
149
CUT
Brian Stuard
6
75
75
150
CUT
Webb Simpson
6
76
74
150
CUT
Peter Kuest
6
77
73
150
CUT
Alex Noren
6
73
77
150
CUT
J.T. Poston
6
76
74
150
CUT
Jim Herman
6
73
77
150
CUT
Vaughn Taylor
6
76
74
150
CUT
Wyndham Clark
7
72
79
151
CUT
Bernd Wiesberger
7
75
76
151
CUT
Haotong Li
7
74
77
151
CUT
Doc Redman
8
76
76
152
CUT
Cameron Champ
8
75
77
152
CUT
Troy Merritt
8
75
77
152
CUT
Harry Higgs
8
74
78
152
CUT
Jason Scrivener
8
74
78
152
CUT
Matthew NeSmith
9
74
79
153
CUT
Byeong Hun An
9
71
82
153
CUT
Matthias Schwab
9
74
79
153
CUT
Emiliano Grillo
10
79
75
154
CUT
Zac Blair
10
76
78
154
CUT
Andrew Landry
10
79
75
154
CUT
Hideki Matsuyama
10
75
79
154
CUT
Victor Perez
11
77
78
155
CUT
Graeme McDowell
11
79
76
155
CUT
Andrew Putnam
12
76
80
156
CUT
Kevin Tway
13
78
79
157
CUT
Jazz Janewattananond
13
79
78
157
CUT
Maverick McNealy
14
81
77
158
CUT
Andy Ogletree (a)
14
77
81
158
CUT
K.J. Choi
16
79
81
160
CUT
Dustin Johnson
16
80
80
160
CUT
David Lingmerth
20
82
82
164
WD
Jason Kokrak
E
79
79
WD
Danny Lee
E
80
42
122
WD
Nate Lashley
E
58
58
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