Apr 29th, 2019
Zurich Classic Final
Rahm wins battle of the golfistas
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The unlikely pairing of John Rahm of Spain and the America’s Ryan Palmer saw off the challenge of Rahm’s countryman Segio Garcia and Britain’ Tommy Fleetwood to lift the Zurich Classic trophy. The pairing that came together after Palmer’s original partner Jordan Speith pulled out and Rahm’s would be partner, Wesley Bryan, was out with a shoulder injury.
A round of 69 in the final day foursomes (alternate shot) left Rahm and Palmer 3 clear of Gracia and Fleetwood who carded a 68 to finish on 23 under. This was the 42 year-old Palmer’s first win on tour for almost a decade and the third win in 3 years for the 24 year-old Rahm.
The odd couple of Rahm and Palmer, who walked on the first tee to the gentle tones of Metallica (Not in GolfPunk’s Top 5), picked up just over $1 million each for their efforts. A pretty good pay day, particularly as the field was lacking most of the World’s Top 10. The jury is still out on the team format and the event is clearly suffering from the lack of world-ranking points or a free ticket in to a major. However, there were still some big names on show and reasonable crowds.
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