On this week’s episode of PGA Tour designated events, Max Homa and Jon Rahm set up for a showdown worthy of the bright lights of Hollywood.
From a field that boasted 23 of the world’s top 25 players – including the return of Tiger Woods – two of the hottest players in the game emerged for an exciting final round of the 2023 Genesis Invitational on Sunday afternoon. In the end it was Rahm who came away with the win, his third of the year and 10th of his PGA Tour career.
The 28-year-old big man from Barrika, Spain, shot a 2-under 69 in the final round at Riviera Country Club near Los Angeles to finish at 17 under, two shots clear of the runner-up Homa (68) who nearly holed out for birdie on the 18th. Patrick Cantlay (67) finished third at 14 under. Will Zalatoris fired the low round of the day with a 7-under 64 to finish fourth.
Rahm will leave California with not only the trophy, but the elevated top prize of $3.6 million and the title of world No. 1. So far this PGA Tour season, Rahm hasn’t finished worse than T-7 in six starts.