Rahm romps home to victory in Irish Open

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By Simon Hunter

It's been a sensational week for Spanish golfer Jon Rahm.

Widely tipped to become a superstar, he's returned a score of 24-under-par at Portstewart Golf Club to win the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open by six shots.

His score of 264 was made up of rounds of 65, 67,67 and 65 as his technique was put to the test in the links conditions.

Rahm told reporters he enjoyed the typically cool Northern Irish weather!

He began the final day level on 17-under, as did American Daniel Im, who had been relatively unknown before his quick start to the top of the leaderboard earlier in the week.

Im finished without advancing his score in round 4, while Scotland's Richie Ramsay was runner-up on 18-under.

Defending Champion Rory McIlroy missed the cut on Friday, and wasn't involved in the weekend rounds- the same fate which met local US Open Champion Graeme McDowell, and former Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke.

The next edition of this European Tour event will be held at Ballyliffin Golf Club in County Donegal.

As with this year's schedule, it will take place a fortnight before the Open Championship.

It will run from 5-8 July; having never been held there before.

Officials made the announcement as this year's event entered its final day at Portstewart Golf Club.


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