Jon Rahm has won The Dubai Duty Free Irish Open for the second time in three years. The number 11 in the world shot a 62 in the final round on Sunday to take the title at Lahinch. The 24 – year old trailed leader Robert Rock by five shots heading into the final round. Rahm made four birdies on the front nine then shot five under on the back nine, flying high to the finish with four birdies and an eagle.
Seve Ballesteros is the only Spanish golfer to have won three Irish Opens and Jon Rahm has confirmed he will be back to try and emulate the late champion. The Spaniard is now looking forward to heading back to the North Coast and to The Open Championship at Royal Portrush in two weeks time.
Ardglass golfer Cormac Sharvin finished seven shots behind Spain’s Jon Rahm.
taking home the biggest cheque of his career €85,000.
“To be top Irishman this week is an honor for me. There’s some of the best players, like Shane Lowry is top-50 in the world and there’s a lot of good players from Ireland, so to be top Irishman is great,” he said.
“Obviously to compete with the best in the world is going to give me confidence going forward. In terms of my mindset, it’s something that I’ve worked really hard on the last year or so, and to see it hold up on the biggest stage is great.”
Waterford’s Robin Dawson was just three shots adrift, with a birdie at the last capping a memorable week which included a 64 on Saturday.
The 23-year-old claimed a top-30 finish and a cheque for approximately €65,000
“I thought I played really nice today. A couple of things didn’t go right; my second shot on 10 went the only place on the whole golf course where I couldn’t actually hit it, but I’m happy overall and it’s been a really good week.
“It has given me a lot of confidence and shows I can play with the top lads.”