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If you don’t know about the U.S. Open, it’s basically the Super Bowl of the golf world. This year, the U.S. Open was held from June 17 to June 20 at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego, California. If you don’t know about who won 2021’s U.S. Open, learn below to read what you’ve missed.
Who won the U.S. Open?
26-year-old Jon Rahm, who was formerly the world’s third-ranked professional golfer, is a major champion for the first time after defeating his opponent Louis Oosthuizen. Rahm became the first Spanish golfer to win. His success at the U.S. Open made him the first-ranked professional golfer in the world.
What happened in the final U.S. Open game?
Rahm went four under in the final round and finished at six under for the tournament, which was one shot better than Oosthuizen. Rahm won after he buried a left-to-right birdie putt while being 18 feet away from the final hole for a four-under 67.
Was Rahm expected to win?
Many sports commentators and golf lovers predicted that, among many the contenders who played in the U.S. Open, Rahm would win. He won his first PGA title in 2017.
Approximately two weeks ago, Rahm was on the verge of having another big win. He had a six-shot lead at the Memorial Tournament after 54 holes. However, he had to withdraw and walk off the 18th green at Muirfield Village after he was alerted that had a positive COVID-19 test.
Who else played well in the U.S. Open?
Several golf players performed well under the tournament’s immense pressure. Oosthuizen played well and was on his way to score his second career major win, but his tee shot went wayward on the 17th hole.
Harris English finished in third place with three-under 68, making his 2021 U.S. Open performance his new best finish at a major championship. Two-time U.S. Open winner Brooks Koepka finished at 2-under, as did Collin Morikawa and Guido Migliozzi.
What’s next in the professional golf world?
The follow-up event to the U.S. Open will be the Travelers Championship, taking place from June 24 to June 27. The tournament will be held at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut. Golf experts have already shared their predictions for who will win, and the popular picks are Bryson DeChambeau, Brooks Koepka, and Dustin Johnson.
Golf Channel will broadcast the Travelers Championship on Thursday and Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. ET. You can also find Saturday and Sunday’s broadcasts from 1 to 3 p.m. ET on the Golf Channel. On CBS, you can watch the Travelers Championship on Saturday and Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. ET.
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