Jake Knapp, fourth triumph as a professional

The PGA Tour golfers conclude their weekly efforts by wrapping up the fourth and final round of the Mexico Open (prize purse $8.1 million)

by Andrea Gussoni
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Jake Knapp, fourth triumph as a professional
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The PGA Tour golfers conclude their weekly efforts by wrapping up the fourth and final round of the Mexico Open (prize purse $8.1 million). The event, which originated in 1944 and is organized in collaboration with the Web.com Tour, Challenge Tour, PGA Tour Latinoamerica, and Tour de las Americas, smiles upon Jake Knapp.

The American golfer maintains his lead, finishing with a total score of -19 (265 strokes), holding off the challenge from Sami Valimaki.

Jake Knapp, results

The Finn settles for second place, just two strokes behind the winner.

In third place with a score of -14, we find the trio composed of American Justin Lower, Taipei's representative C.T. Pan, and German Stephan Jager. Jager, among the best performers of the day, climbs 17 positions thanks to a final round of -6.

American Patrick Rodgers and Scottish Robert Macintyre secure sixth place with -13. On the par 71 course at the Vidanta Vallarta Club in Vallarta, Mexico, the top ten finishers, all with a score of -12, include South African Erik van Rooyen and Americans Doug Ghim, Carson Young, Andrew Novak, and Chan Kim.

The leaderboard is tight, with 23 golfers finishing within 10 strokes of the winner. The final round witnessed several comebacks, notably American Dylan Wu and Colombian Nico Echavarria, who both climbed 26 positions to tie for 24th place with -9.

For Knapp, the 29-year-old from Costa Mesa, California, USA, the victory in Mexico marks his fourth as a professional and his first on the major circuit. Previously, the Californian had triumphed in three events on the PGA Tour Canada.

Knapp earns a prize purse of nearly one and a half million dollars and collects 500 FedEx Cup Ranking points, propelling him to 53rd place. Mexico, officially called the United Mexican States, is a representative democracy composed of thirty-two federal entities, including 31 states and Mexico City.

According to the Mexican Constitution, the capital of the state and the seat of the federation's powers is Mexico City. Located in the southern part of North America and northern Latin America, Mexico is bordered to the north by the United States of America, to the east by the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea, to the southeast by Belize and Guatemala, and to the west with the Pacific Ocean.

With an area of 1,972,550 km², Mexico is the 14th largest country in the world and with a population of over 129,976,000 inhabitants, it is the 10th most populous country in the world. It is also the most populous Spanish-speaking country and the second Catholic country after Brazil.

In Mexico, Spanish is the official language, but many indigenous languages are also recognized. Human settlement in this territory dates back to approximately eleven thousand years ago, and since then the country has seen the passage of various peoples, both farmers from Mesoamerica and nomads.

After the Spanish conquest, Mexico began its struggle for political independence in 1810. Subsequently, for nearly a century, the country was embroiled in a series of civil wars and foreign invasions that profoundly affected all aspects of Mexican life .

During much of the 20th century, especially in the first half, Mexico experienced a period of strong economic growth under a political system dominated by a single party.

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