Louis Oosthuizen insisted he had no regrets as he finished second in a Major Championship for the sixth time at the 2021 U.S. Open.
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"I'm second again. No, look, it's frustrating. It's disappointing.
I'm playing good golf but winning a Major Championship is not just going to happen. You need to go out and play good golf. I played good today but I didn't play good enough. I definitely left a few putts or shots out there.
I took the tee shot on at 17 and I knew it was a crucial hole for me to take it on and give myself a birdie opportunity. I didn't pull it off but standing on that tee again, I'll probably do the same thing, taking a driver and taking the shot on.
I feel like I had my shots, I went for it, and that's what you have to do to win Majors. Sometimes it goes your way and other times it doesn't. I played good, just fell a little short again. It was Jon played a great round of golf, four under today on that golf course is a really good score."
In the first race after the positivity at Covid Jon Rahm in California, with a total of 278 (69 70 72 67, -6) shots and two decisive birdies in the final, he wins the 121st edition of the US Open and celebrates the first Major of his career .
Full loot for him, the fourth Spanish player to win a Grand Slam event and the first in the history of this tournament. For a success that also allows him to return to first place in the world ranking thus putting an end to a domination, that of Dustin Johnson, which lasted 43 weeks.
In La Jolla (San Diego) a result to be framed for Guido Migliozzi. At his absolute debut in a Major he closes 4 / o with 282 (71 70 73 68, -2) and enters the Top 100 of the world ranking, passing from 103 to 72 / a position (best blue).
After this milestone, the Vicenza player will stop in the United States where, from 24 to 27 June, he will play the Travelers Championship (PGA Tour) alongside, among others, Francesco Molinari. With the Turin player, 13 / o with 284 (68 76 69 71, par) returning after a back injury, he will represent Italy at the Tokyo Games.
And now Migliozzi is also dreaming of a place in the 2021 Ryder Cup in Wisconsin (he is currently in 7th place on the European Points List). In the States, a final crescendo also for Edoardo Molinari, 35 / o with 289 (70 76 72 71, +5).
At the South Course (par 71) of the Torrey Pines Golf Course, where in January 2017 (at the Farmers Insurance Open) he took his first victory on the PGA Tour, Rahm at the 20th attempt managed to make him a Major. Thanks to two feats signed on holes 17 and 18 (the last two), which relegated South African Louis Oosthuizen, king of The Open Championship in 2010 to second place with 279 (-5), Rahm entered the circle of big winners.
And at the age of 26 years, 7 months and 10 days he established himself as the first Spaniard to win the US Open and fourth, after Severiano Ballesteros (for him 5 Majors won, three Open Championships and two Masters), Josè Maria Olazabal ( twice champion of The Masters) and Sergio Garcia (The Masters), to triumph in a Grand Slam event.
In his first victory as a dad, he dedicated the victory to his family and to a journalist who died from Covid last February. The positivity at Covid last June 5 forced the 26-year-old from Barrika to retire from The Memorial Tournament (at the end of the third round) with the trophy now in his pocket.
"I really believe in karma - explained Rahm after the exploit at the US Open - and I was sure that after that event great things would come. It's a fantastic victory, which fills my heart with pride" And that allows Rahm to move from 3 / a to the first position in the world ranking (thus regaining the top for the first time since August 2020) with a total of 9.9874 points, also thanks to Johnson's setback, 19 / or with 286 (+2) at the US Open.
For Rahm also a check for $ 2,250,000 for a total prize pool of 12,500,000, and second place in the FedEx Cup. In California, Rahm emulated Ben Hogan (1953), Jack Nicklaus (1980), Tom Watson (1982). ) as the fourth golfer at the US Open to record two consecutive birdies at 71 / a and 72 / a, taking the victory