Make that three titles this year for Jon Rahm…
The 28-year-old Spanish professional golfer claimed the trophy at the DP World Tour Championship, taking his third title of the season and third DP World Tour Championship in the last six editions of the event.
After a 70-66-65 start, Rahm shot 67 on Sunday while playing alongside U.S. Open champion Matt Fitzpatrick. Combined, those two have now won five of the last seven DP World Tour Championships.
After going out in 33, Rahm came home in 34 for the trophy. At 20 under, he beat Tyrrell Hatton and Alex Noren by two and Roy McIlroy by four.
“Because of COVID I never got a chance to defend my 2019 title, and even though I decided not to come last year, I came with the mentality that, well, nobody beat me in the last two years, so they are going to have to beat me again,” Rahm said.
Rahm has won this tournament now in three of the last four times he’s competed. He is 72 under and has defeated 212 of 217 competitors in those four starts. As referenced, he did not play it in 2020 as the defending champion nor did he make it over last year for the 2021 edition.