Jon Rahm wins in Bahamas, ends year with 3 titles

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Noren was two-over par after 10 holes and then after a birdie on 12 he completed his closing five holes in freaky manner - birdie (14), eagle (15), triple-bogey (16), ace (17) and birdie (18) in a score of 70 that put him tied for eighth on eight-under.

And now this Sunday, Rahm round off 2018 with yet another incredible year.

Stenson and Finau are going for their first victory of the year, even though this holiday event is not attached to any tour and is considered unofficial except for the world ranking points, which are more than four of the domestic events in the fall on the PGA Tour. Rahm, making his first trip to the Bahamas for this event, figured out early that the key to scoring at Albany were the five par fives and two reachable par fours.

Jon Rahm (right) accepts his trophy from Tiger Woods (left) after winning the 2018 Hero World Challenge.

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Finau hung within striking distance of Rahm until a poor tee shot at the 14th led to a double bogey and pretty much sealed the deal for the Spaniard.

Stenson finished in fourth, with Patrick Cantlay in fifth alongside Rickie Fowler, but Sunday brought another 18 holes of frustration for tournament host Tiger Woods.

Behind Rahm, Tony Finau birdied his final hole of the day to finish in solo second, one shot clear of Justin Rose - who fired a final round 65 to end up third. "That's the next big step for myself, to get myself in there and get myself in a lot of situations where I can win golf tournaments". "I just haven't played clean". You can't say that this is a small tournament given the field. "I think I made one putt outside 10 feet, and I didn't miss a shot the last three days, it's as simple as that". I've kept saying it the same way. "Under slow-motion and high def you can see the ball did hit the clubface twice, but in real time I didn't feel that at all".

Rahm shot a bogey-free round, collecting seven birdies along the way.

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"I somehow turned it around and got rolling a little bit to get to even par for the day somehow". "Overall it was a long week".

"I'm not going to play as many as I did this year", he confirmed on pgatour.com. I'm just trying to do the best I can and keeping a good attitude.

Jon Rahm shot a nine-under-par 63 to share the lead with Henrik Stenson at the halfway mark of the Hero World Challenge on Friday while Tiger Woods' round came undone at the last where he avoided a penalty for a double hit but still carded a double-bogey. Beating Woods in the Ryder Cup singles was one of the greatest moments of his career, he said.

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