Jon Rahm Wins in Mexico
Vallarta, Mexico – Jon Rahm (-17) won the 2022 Mexico Open. The world number two went wire to wire for his first win since the 2021 US Open at Torrey Pines. He had to fend off several challengers, including Brandon Wu and Tony Finau, who both shot final round 63s to climb the leaderboard and finish T2, one behind Rahm, as well as Kurt Kitayama who played in the final group alongside Rahm and Cameron Champ.
Finishing one stroke behind Wu and Finau was Davis Riley in solo fifth. Champ finished in a tie for sixth at -14 with Aaron Wise, David Lipsky, Alex Smalley. While the leaderboard featured some big names like Rahm and Finau, it also featured young players looking to establish themselves. Wu, Riley, and Smalley were among those first year players looking to cement their position on the tour for years to come.
This was the inaugural playing of the event, which took place at the Greg Norman-designed golf course at the Vidanta resort. The golf course was designed for resort play but was able to defend itself with windy conditions and challenging greens. While not the strongest field of the year, there was plenty of competition right up until the end.
Other players who put in notable performances included Patrick Rodgers who finished in solo 10th at -13; Grayson Murray, who made headlines for his beef with Kevin Na early in the week and ended up playing well and finishing T13 at -11; and Martin Trainer who shot 64 on Sunday to also join the pack at -11.
Next week, the PGA Tour heads to TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm for the Wells Fargo Championship. Rory McIlroy is the defending champion there and will compete against a field that includes Tony Finau, Patrick Reed, Gary Woodland, and Jason Day.
Jon Rahm What’s In The Bag
3 Wood: Callaway Rogue ST Triple Diamond T HL 16.5° (Aldila Tour Green 85 TX)
5 Wood: Callaway Rogue ST Triple Diamond T 18° (Graphite Design Tour AD DI Black 8 X)
Wedges: Callaway Jaws Forged 52°, 56°, 60° (Project X 6.5)
Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG Rossie S