Rahm claims overdue win at Mexico Open

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World No.2 Jon Rahm has ended his trophy drought in style with a wire-to-wire victory in the the PGA Tour's inaugural Mexico Open.

Rahm, who held a share of the lead on day one and was two shots clear after 36 and 54 holes, carded a final round of 69 at Vidanta Vallarta to finish 17 under par, a shot ahead of Tony Finau, Brandon Wu and Kurt Kitayama.

Finau and Wu both shot 63 to set the clubhouse target, but Rahm made a crucial birdie on the par-five 14th and parred the last four holes to secure the win.

Rahm had not tasted victory since claiming his maiden major title in last year's US Open, a barren run which saw him replaced as world No.1 by Scottie Scheffler, whose Masters triumph was his fourth win in the space of 57 days.

A tie for 27th was the joint worst performance of Rahm's career at Augusta National after four straight top-10s, but the 27-year-old Spaniard was still made a strong favourite at the Mexico Open where he was the only player from the top 15 in the rankings.

Rahm has 14 victories worldwide. He had gone 17 starts without winning

It was a pretty stressful weekend, all the way to the end."

"I don't really look at bets or anything like that, I like to think every time I tee it up I'm the favourite because I'm out there to win and I've been playing pretty good the last few years," Rahm told CBS.

"Fortunately, I got my seventh PGA Tour win.

"It was a pretty stressful weekend all the way to the end. I didn't think having a par-five (18th) where a fade off the tee was required I would be stressing this much, but I got it done at the end.

"I was confident in what I was doing, I had faith in every part of my game. A couple of those great par putts early on helped out a lot and the one putt from outside five feet that finally went in on 14 was a huge booster."

Matt Jones was the leading Australian, tied for 59th at four under.

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