Sept. 21-26, 2021 Whistling Straits, Kohler, WI
Photo Credit: (Getty Images / Harry How)

Torrey Pines and Jon Rahm might just be the best duo in golf.

From his maiden PGA TOUR victory there at the 2017 Farmers Insurance Open, to his engagement to wife Kelley along the sea-side links, the course has always held a special place in Rahm’s life.

This week, another chapter was added to the pair’s story.

Just two weeks after a positive COVID diagnosis knocked him from contention at the Memorial tournament, Jon Rahm became the comeback story of the year, earning his first major championship title as the first Spaniard to win the U.S. Open in the event’s 121-year history.

In a Sunday back nine most notable for the litany of players who fell off the top of the leaderboard, it was Rahm who remained steady under pressure, carding back-to-back birdies on the 71st and 72nd holes to finish one stroke ahead of South Africa’s Louis Oosthuizen.

On the U.S. side, it was Harris English who led the American contingent, logging his best finish in a major championship with a third-place showing to move three spots up the U.S. Team Ranking to 13th.

Brooks Koepka and Collin Morikawa finished one stroke back of English in a three-way tie for fourth alongside Italian Guido Migliozzi, making the most of his U.S. Open debut. Morikawa was the only player in the top-10 to move this week, up one spot to 3rd behind Bryson Dechambeau and Dustin Johnson.

RankName (Previous Rank)
1Dustin Johnson (1)
2Bryson DeChambeau (2)
3Collin Morikawa (4)
4Justin Thomas (3)
5Brooks Koepka (5)
6Xander Schauffele (6)
7Patrick Reed (7)
8Patrick Cantlay (8)
9Tony Finau (9)
10Jordan Spieth (10)
11Daniel Berger (11)
12Webb Simpson (12)

For a full list of the Top 100 in the U.S. Ryder Cup standings, click here. The points system for this year's American team will include the top six point earners securing spots and the remaining six will be selected by Captain Stricker following the 2021 TOUR Championship.

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