Golf betting fans of Spanish player Jon Rahm could not fight for the win at the Farmers Insurance Open, the tournament in which he opened his professional track record in 2017 and where on Sunday he aspired to achieve his seventh win. It was Justin Rose, who started the day in the lead and three ahead, gave no option to his contenders and secured the victory with a lap of 69 strokes (-3) that took him to the -21 overall.
Justin Rose’s Moment
It is the twenty-fourth win of the current number 1 in the major international circuits of golf betting and the third win that he adds in the last twelve months, which also accumulates another 11 Top 10 positions. At 38, the Olympic champion in Rio 2016 is going through the best moment of his career and the odds at the sportbook reflect it.
Rose led Adam Scott by two strokes, his best result since his victory at the WGC Cadillac in 2016. The Australian took a long time to settle and the four consecutive birdies at the end came late. Hideki Matsuyama and Talor Gooch from Midwest City, Oklahoma, shared the third place. The Japanese did not end that high since 2017.
But things were not as easy for Justin Rose as it might seem. He made three bogeys in the first five holes and in the sixth he saw how Rahm’s birdie put him in a single stroke.
The Spaniard came to chain five pairs in a row and it seemed that his lap could take off, but it was not like that. Successful from tee to green, the putter denied him the birdie again and again and the player and all his golf betting followers ended up desperate.
In any case, the Basque is going home with a new Top 10 position, the fifth consecutive, and after having arrived, one more week, to the final round with serious victory options. Very few golfers in the world can compete with the Spaniard in consistency.
New Competition Ahead
This week he will return fully charged with new hopes at the Phoenix Open, the tournament that is played a few kilometers from his home and where in 2015 he amazed the world with a fifth place being still an amateur in the world of golf.
Tiger Woods, who played his first tournament of the year, climbed to 20th position with a turn of 67 strokes (-5), with six birdies and a single bogey. Today the ex-number 1 of the world reminded everyone of that player who brilliantly finished last season, much finer with the irons and especially on the greens.