Everyone thought the 2020 Memorial tournament would have a thrilling final day but it was not to be the case. And Jon Rahm played the best golf to win the cup at the 2020 Memorial golf tournament. This is the way the game folded up in Dublin, as Rahm won his first tournament of the year in spite of a late penalty, and in the process, he became world number 1.
How did it finish?
Rahm was on a four-shot lead, in a final round and he had scored twice as many points when the leaders had their turns. But it was certainly not a cakewalk as Rahm stumbled, which helped Palmer close within 3 shots and four holes were remaining. But on the 16th hole a chip in proved pivotal but it was a controversial one, as Rahm finished with a 3 shot victory. The win is the 1st one for Rahm as an individual from the beginning of 2018 on the tour of PGA. This win will take him past Rory Mcllroy to the no. 1 spot in the world. The rankings will be released for the 1st time on Monday. Mackenzie and Palmier both with top 10 finishes have qualified for the 2020 U. S. Open but on the other hand, Tiger Woods finished at the T-40 with a score of 4- over 76.
Round of the final day.
The Muirfield village had scorching high temperatures and on the second successive day, it was not easy to get low scores. But it was Fitzpatrick who made the biggest move of the day with a 4 under 68, he came from outside the top 15 to a solo 3rd place. He then scored 3 birdies on an opening day and dropped his shot of the day.
It was not the lowest score, but the 3 over 75 by Rahm got him the much-needed advantage to turn into a win on a challenging golf course. For Rahm it looked like a 3rd birdie but after a 2 shot penalty it was a bogey, but it hardly matters in the final standings.
Tony Finau was the biggest disappointment of the day. He looked like scoring well but it was the case as he faded away. But it would be kind of weird to play a golf tournament while trying to hold to the lead. It would be even weird to have a 7 or 8 shot lead when you are playing on one of the most challenging golf courses, but Rahm has done it.