The australian Cameron Smith managed to surpass the Biscayan Jon Rahm after an exciting and very tight duel, to take the Kapalua Golf Tournament of Champions (Hawaii) with 258 strokes (34 under par), one less than the number one in the world and two of his compatriot Matt Jones, which finished today with 61 hits after a great performance.
A championship played masterfully by the two golfers, who reached this last round tied and in which one surpassed and equaled the other the record for strokes under par in the history of the PGA Tour, held since January 2009 by the American Pat Pérez when he won at the Bob Hope Classic with 327 hits (-33 under par -72-).
Rahm continues to lead
Jon Rahm continues to lead the world golf rankings, in the first week of the newly released 2022, which implies that the American Collin Morikawa, second, will have to continue waiting to fulfill his dream.
Before starting the Champions tournament, which was played at the Kapalua Plantation Course, Morikawa expressed his desire to “be number one in the world”, which could have happened with his victory and a poor performance by the Biscayan golfer after almost three months without playing an official tournament.