Weekend Winners: John Rahm at Farmers, Brittany Lincicome and Jeunghun Wang
John Rahm took the Farmers Open in dominant fashion on Sunday’s back nine after a weekend where the top of the leader board was clustered within 2-3 strokes. A final tally of seven under, Rahm finished with -6 on the back nine alone after two eagles and two birdies left little chance for Howell III and C.T. Pan who were both three shots back. The Spaniard captured his first win on tour in an aggressive Ballasteros-esque fashion at Torrey Pines and this wasn’t a surprise to fellow competitor Phil Mickleson who said: “Jon doesn’t have weaknesses,” Phil said. “Every part of his game is a strength. I think he’s one of the best players in the world. There’s an intangible that some guys have, where they want to have the pressure put on them, they want to be in that tough position. They want to have everything fall on their shoulders. He has that.” To many more Rahmmer!
On the LPGA Tour, Brittany Lincicome (lin-ci-cum) captured the Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic on Sunday edging fellow American Lexi Thompson with a birdie on the first playoff hole. A cold front rolled into Nassau on the final holes which made play difficult for the players but the Florida native hit an incredible second shot on the first, and only, playoff hole to hit the green in two on the par 5 and make birdie for the win. This is Lexi’s seventh victory on the LPGA Tour since getting her card in 2005. Congrats Brit!
On the European Tour, Jeunghun Wang earned his third Euro-Tour event on the first playoff hole against Joakim Lagergren and Jaco Van Zyl at the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters. Wang, who’s caddy sported the most incredible lid in tour history, got up and down on the playoff hole to take the Oyster Trophy on Sunday.