Husky Spaniard Jon Rahm, the budding superstar and 2021 U.S. Open champion, lead wire-to-wire this week and today won the PGA Tour’s Mexico Open at Vindanta at the Vidanta Vallarta Golf Course in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. He shot a 2-under par 69 today to win by one stroke over three players: Kurt Kitayama, Brandon Wu, and Tony Finau. Rahm said when he was handed the trophy, “Today was a battle, but I got it done.”
Jon Rahm has been moving back and forth between 1st and 2nd in World Rankings. This was the seventh win for the big guy on the big Tour. The next major, the PGA Championship at famed Southern Hills in Tulsa, Oklahoma, will be later this month. That’s a narrow golf course with some thick Bermuda grass for the rough. Tiger Woods, who played his first PGA Tour golf tournament at the first major this year, The Masters, after a near fatal car accident, has not said if he will play the PGA. But like at Augusta, he flew into Tulsa this week and played Southern Hills, apparently as a tune-up to play in the PGA.