It’s Been a Long Time Coming: Jon Rahm Wins the Masters


Jon Rahm tees off the fourth tee on Easter Sunday. Photo Courtesy of Doug Mills/New York Times

Miranda Martinez, Managing Editor

On April 9, Jon Rahm made Masters history and walked off the 18th green at Augusta National Golf Course to put on his very own green jacket.

       After a four-putt on the first hole of the tournament, Rahm had a devastating start at the 87th Masters. However, Rahm turned the tide by scoring seven birdies and one eagle, finishing 6-under par (65) in the first round.  

       During his second round, Rahm continued to dominate Augusta with five birdies. However, Rahm’s putting took a turn on the back nine which cost him two bogeys, leaving him with a score of 3-under-par (69) for the second round and an 11-under-par score overall. Just one stroke behind then-leader, Brooks Koepka.

       In his third round, Rahm would struggle to keep bogeys out of his scorecard. With four bogeys, Rahm would finish the round 1-over-par (73). This led him to enter the final round two strokes behind then-leader, Koepka.

       After a break between the third and final rounds, Rahm got back into the swing of things. Scoring four birdies and one bogey, Rahm was able to secure a four-stroke lead over Koepka and win the Masters. 

       Koepka would end his final round with a score of 3-over-par (75). His worst round at this year’s Masters. This bumped him down to second place alongside Phil Mickelson. Both of them finished the Masters with a final score of 8-under par. 

       Rahm began his golfing career in Spain and played collegiate golf at Arizona State University. Prior to his win at the Masters, Rahm won three other tournaments in the PGA tour this year: The American Express, The Genesis Invitational, and the Sentry Tournament of Champions.

       Following this win, Rahm joined three other Spaniards Masters Champions: Seve Ballesteros (1980, 1983), Jose Maria Olazabal (1994, 1999), and Sergio Garcia (2017).

       Now, Masters fans are left with the most important question after any Masters tournament. What will Jon Rahm serve at the Champions Dinner next year?