Jon Rahm is the first Spaniard to win the US Open. Two monumental birdie putts landed him.
Rahm birdied his last two holes to shoot a score under 67 and win the US Open with a shot against Luis Oosthuizen.
After Oosthuizen with a shot when he passed to the 17th tee, Rahm equalized the lead with a 24ft putt on par 4. He hit his second shot on the 18th par 5 hole in a bunker to the right of the green. and detonated it at 18 feet.
Rahm buckled the putt in the hole and pumped his fist as the crowd roared. He becomes a great champion for the first time on his first Father’s Day since his son Kepa was born before the Masters.
The victory comes three weeks after Rahm tested positive for COVID-19 and had to withdraw from the Memorial with a six-shot lead.
Oosthuizen still had a chance after Rahm’s closing birdie, but missed number 17 after firing his tee shot left into the canyon. He birdieed at No.18 to shoot a 70 and finish 5 under.
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