Even the 25-year-old Spaniard success gained him $ 5 million with Rahm taking home $ 3 million for winning the World Tour Championship and $ 2 million for the Rush to the leading prize of Dubai.
The Race to Dubai is really a season-long contest to ascertain the European Tours No. 1 player. According to prize money gained across 47 tournaments, points are accumulated, together with the top five players.
The Seve Ballesteros is your only Spaniard to have clinched the European Tours best place — and that was back in 1991.
Its really so tough to think that some of the greatest champions in European Spanish and golf golf have not managed to achieve what I have in only three years, Rahm advised the European Tour website after his triumph at the Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai.
Sergio (Garcia) was a fantastic Spanish champion for years, Major winner. Ollie (Jos?? Mar??a Olaz??bal), two-time Major Championship winner. Miguel ??ngel (Jim??nez) has done a excellent job also. Alvaro Quiros has won this function.
So many excellent players throughout the history of Spain who have had an opportunity and they did not do it. Its just difficult to put this in perspective to understand that I am the one. It does not feel like it is true although I can set the words. Its hard to believe.
Seve was not the calmest out there, he had some passion. Did Olliethey do and theres not anything wrong with that.
Some of the most important winners in sports are passionate people that show frustration once they get it and they also show their joy when they really do possess it, also. I dont think that its a bad thing.
In actuality, I believe its a good thing since thats what got me through today on the last couple of holes.
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Rahm created five birdies in his first seven holes on Sunday, however a nervy back nine and Fleetwoods late charge — that the Briton sunk five birdies in his last seven holes — ensured the Spaniard needed to make par on the 18th hole simply to guarantee a playoff.
However, Rahm went one better than this, sinking a birdie putt after a super sonic shot to complete at par and 269 to the championship.