Rahm Rallies, Beats DJ in Dramatic Playoff at BMW PDF Print E-mail


Jon Rahm celebrates after his dramatic win at Olympia Fields


Chicago - Jon Rahm incurred a penalty on Saturday for forgetting to

mark his ball on the 5th green, it was his only bogey over the weekend

at Olympia Fields, and thanks to a 65 foot bomb on the first hole of

the sudden death playoff with Dustin Johnson - that one stroke penalty

didn't come back to haunt him.

The putt came moments after Johnson drained a 45 footer of his own

on the 72nd hole to shoot 67 and tie Rahm at 4 under par to force the playoff.

It was a dramatic ending to an event that resembled a U.S Open more

than the BMW Championship - a Fedex Cup Playoff event.


Rahm's final round 64 was the latest stellar Sunday to eclipse the World

no.1. (Johnson also finished solo second a few weeks back at the PGA

Championship at Harding Park after Collin Morikowa also fired a blistering

final round 64), but in typical DJ fashion he brushed off another tough defeat,

"I played an unbelievable putt, got in the playoff and then Jon made an even

more ridiculous putt on top of me."


Johnson's final round 67 did ensure that he'd remain atop the OWGR and the

Fedex Cup standings heading into East Lake for the Tour Championship.

Only five players finished under par at the BMW Championship - Joaquin

Niemann and Hideki Matsuyama tied for third at -2, while Tony Finau

closed with a 65 to finish three shots back at 1 under par.



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