Rahm wins Irish Open title in Portstewart

Taylor Byrd
July 10, 2017

Frenchman Benjamin Hebert, who shared the lead with Im for the first two days, bounced back from a ninth-hole double bogey to birdie three of his last nine holes in a 69 and trail one shot behind. Rahm was referring to the eagle from 150 yards which gave him the cushion he was never to lose.

The victor is now due a payout worth $1,166,669 of the $7,000,000 prize money, according to the European Tour's prize money distribution chart (h/t GolfNewsNet), which also details all the payouts from this tournament. We can't take it for granted and it should be a bid deal up in Ballyliffen, you know, for the golf course so hopefully it will be what we want in an Irish Open and have that festival, that event feeling to it and not just a golf tournament. "To me it's such a great week, it really is special for me to share it with three of my heroes". They were joined on 17-under by Justin Rose and overnight leader Im.

However, by that time Rahm had already done more than enough to get his hands on the title in only his second start in Europe since joining the European Tour which will also place him back into the top ten in the world rankings. When four clear on the 13th hole, there was a query about how the Spaniard had marked his ball on the 6th green.

"I'm just going to enjoy every moment of it tomorrow", Im said.

2 - It was a good week for Scottish players Richie Ramsay and David Drysdale.

"Looking ahead to the Open at Royal Birkdale in two weeks time he said: I'm in good stead".

New Zealander Ryan Fox and English duo Matthew Southgate and Oliver Fisher are well in contention on 11 under, with American Paul Peterson also challenging strongly on 10 under. The Englishman played four under-par rounds to end the week tied fourth.

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