Rahm runs away to win World Hero Challenge
NEW PROVIDENCE, Bahamas — Spain's Jon Rahm shot a 7-under par 65, outpacing fellow third-round co-leaders Tony Finau and Henrik Stenson, to win the Hero World Challenge at New Providence, Bahamas, on Sunday, Dec. 2.
Rahm shot a bogey-free round, collecting seven birdies along the way. Finau had seven birdies, as well, but was all over the place at the Albany course. The American twice followed up back-to-back birdies with a bogey on the front nine, then took a double-bogey six on the par-4 14th. Rahm birdied 14 to turn a two-stroke lead heading into the hole into a five-stroke margin.
Finau finished with a three-under 69 on the day. As for Stenson, the Swede was 2 under on the day after the front nine, but had bookend bogeys on the back nine and finished with a 1-under 71.
Rahm finished the tournament at 20-under 268, while Finau totaled a 16-under 272 to finish second.
It is Rahm's third victory of 2018, the second straight year in which the 24-year-old has won three events worldwide.
American Patrick Cantlay, who shared the first-round lead before back-to-back rounds in the 70s, had the round of the day on Sunday with an 8-under 64. It was the second-best round of the tournament, bettered only by Rahm's second-round 63.
England's Justin Rose shot a 65 on Sunday to finish third, one stroke behind Finau. Stenson finished fourth at 14 under while Cantlay and fellow American Rickie Fowler tied for fifth at 13 under.
Tournament host Tiger Woods shot a final-round 73 to avoid a last-place finish. His 1-under 287 was one stroke better than Japan's Hideki Matsuyama, who shot a 3-over 75 to close out his tournament.