Jon Rahm becomes world No 1 after winning the Genesis Invitational

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Jon Rahm has returned to the top of the world rankings with his third victory of the year in the Genesis Invitational. The Spaniard carded a closing 69 at Riviera to finish 17 under par, two shots ahead of the American Max Homa, with Patrick Cantlay another stroke back in third.

The victory is Rahm’s fifth in his last nine worldwide starts and his 10th PGA Tour title, one more than his compatriot and idol Seve Ballesteros. “That was a tough week and a tough Sunday,” Rahm told CBS. “Max battled out there and Patrick kind of gave us a scare and I’m just glad I could come through at the end.

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