Jon Rahm is on top of the world. The Spanish golfer won the Genesis Invitational, hosted by Tiger Woods at the famous Riviera course, making it his fifth win in nine tournaments worldwide. Despite his impressive form, Rahm felt that he didn't need the Official World Golf Ranking to tell him that he was the No. 1 player in golf. In a tense final round, Rahm recovered from a one-shot deficit to beat Max Homa by two strokes.
Rahm has not finished out of the top 10 in his last 10 tournaments, winning three out of five starts on the PGA Tour this year. He has already earned more than $9 million in the last two months. With his latest win, Rahm reclaims the world No. 1 ranking, replacing Scottie Scheffler, who won the Phoenix Open last week.
Rahm's victory at the Genesis Invitational was hard-earned, with the golfer going from a three-shot lead to a one-shot deficit at one point. However, Rahm's pivotal recovery for par, a 45-foot birdie putt, and an 8-iron to 2 feet on the par-3 16th helped him secure his win.
Rahm's win wasn't the only highlight of the event. Tiger Woods finished the 72-hole event for the first time since the Masters last April. Although he didn't win, Woods still drew the largest gallery to the end, with thousands of fans packed on the hill over the 18th green to watch him close out with a par in his familiar red shirt under a black vest.
With Rahm's impressive form, it's no surprise that he has reclaimed the world No. 1 ranking. The golfer's success has been consistent and well-deserved, and he doesn't need a ranking to validate his achievements. Rahm has proven himself on the course, and he hopes to keep his winning streak going.