Monday, December 03, 2018

Rahm wins Tiger's event in Bahamas
                                    
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Tiger Woods presents Jon Rahm with the Hero World Challenge trophy. (Getty Images)

Teeing Off

RAHM SUPER AT HERO WORLD CHALLENGE

When Tiger Woods invites you to his limited-field event in the Bahamas, you go. And then you look away from the fruity drinks, the white sand and the free fishing charters. Hey, you’re Jon Rahm. You’re one of Tiger’s best buddies. Take it seriously. Go win the darn thing. Welp, he did. Rahm claimed the Hero World Challenge by four shots over Tony Finau on Sunday at Albany Golf Club. The Spaniard shot 7-under 65 in the final round and defeated the likes of reigning FedExCup champion Justin Rose, defending Hero champion Rickie Fowler, Dustin Johnson and Justin Thomas. As for Tiger, he finished 17th in the 18-man field. But hey, it’s tough hosting during the holiday season. Just ask Clark Griswold.
 
GEORGE H.W. BUSH’S LEGACY
The passing of George H.W. Bush hit the golf world hard. The 41st President of the United States was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2011 through the Lifetime Achievement category, and was the first Honorary Chairman of The First Tee.
 “Golf has meant a lot to me,” Bush said in 2008. “It means friendship, integrity and character. I grew up in a family that was lucky enough to have golf at the heart of it for a while. My father was a scratch player, and my mother was also a good golfer. It’s a very special game.”
Tiger is among the numerous PGA TOUR players who had close relationships with Bush. He recently recalled how quickly Bush played: 18 holes in less than three hours. Tiger called him “one of the smartest people I’ve ever been around, and so down to earth.”

Video Of The Week

The Turn

MIC CHECK

“He (Tiger) said once he got in the lead, his goal was to never go back to the field, to have the field catch him. That's the same thing I thought today.” - Jon Rahm on words of wisdom from Tiger at the Hero World Challenge
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BY THE NUMBERS

70 - Gibby Gilbert III from way downtown with a 70-foot birdie putt on the final hole of PGA TOUR Champions Q-School to secure his card.

25 - Jon Rahm ended the week with 25 birdies. More importantly that means a $12,500 donation to California Strong that goes directly to those affected by recent California wildfires. Patrick Cantlay also made a donation of $11,000.

2 - The final-round 65 from Rahm was his second bogey-free round of the week. The same amount as the rest of the field had combined.

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