Rahm Shoulders Enormous Weight Of Home Crowd To Win Spanish Open At A First Attempt.

Jon Rahm has spoke of the emotion of carrying the enormous weight of a hometown crowd to win the Spanish Open at his first attempt.

Rahm came from two shots back at the start of the day in signing for a five-under par 67 and also playing the final hole in five-under for the four days for his 20-under par tally in Madrid.

Jon Rahm shows his pride in capturing the Spanish Open at his first attempt. (Photo – European Tour/Gettys)

Rahm joins the likes of Spanish greats Seve Ballesteros, Sergio Garcia, Alvaro Quiros and Miguel Angel Jimenez as winner of the Spanish Open.

The feisty Spaniard has now captured four European Tour events, including last year’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, from just 17 starts.

Rahm, however, admitted it was one of the hardest Sunday’s he has had to face in his short pro career.

“It’s hard to describe the pride I have right now to be Spanish national champion having been a Spanish amateur champion many times with the Spanish Golf Federation, and to be able to win as a pro and do this for them and for the Spanish people, it feels great and hard to describe”, he said to Sky’s Andrew Coltart.

“It was by far the hardest Sunday I’ve ever had to play and the weight of the crowd I was carrying and I saw the willingness and the feelings as everybody wanted me to win.

“They were pushing so hard and I felt that and as a golfer it is hard to deal with your emotions sometimes, and while I tried to isolate myself I could feel the emotion and used the crowd emotion”.


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