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Jon Rahm comes from behind to win The Masters: Golf world celebrates

AUGUSTA, GEORGIA – APRIL 09: Jon Rahm of Spain celebrates on the 18th green after winning the 2023 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 09, 2023 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Jon Rahm started the final round at The Masters down two strokes to Brooks Koepka, but fought back to win his first Green Jacket.

On Thursday in the first round of The Masters, Jon Rahm walked off of the first green at Augusta National Golf Club at 2-over par as the 2021 U.S. Open champion four-putted uncharacteristically and looked all out of sorts to start the first major of the 2023 calendar year.

Rahm then proceeded to play the remaining holes in 9-under and have a share of the lead after the first round. And really, that was a premonition for what was to come the rest of the week at Augusta National, particularly on Sunday.

Brooks Koepka held the 54-hole lead by two strokes after the third round finished on Sunday morning with Rahm gaining ground, but the Spaniard quickly hunted him down in totality as he went out at 1-under 35 with Koepka shooting 3-over on the first nine. Then, it was all about smart golf, which Rahm knows all about.

He did so beautifully, adding to his lead with smart, cautious play, and eventually sinking this putt on the 18th hole to win The Masters.

Jon Rahm wins the Green Jacket. #themasters pic.twitter.com/WZ2P2ehDP7

— The Masters (@TheMasters) April 9, 2023


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