Jon Rahm is golf’s new world number one after winning the Memorial tournament in Ohio

The 25 year old shot a final round of 75

Spain’s Jon Rahm is golf’s new world number one, after winning impressively at the Memorial tournament in Ohio last night.

The 25-year-old shot a final round of 75, which was enough for him to win by three shots on nine-under par, ahead of American Ryan Palmer.

Rahm is the second Spaniard, after Seve Ballesteros, to top the global rankings.

He replaces Rory McIlroy, who finished back on four-over, after a 78 yesterday.

Masters champion Tiger Woods ended up with a four-over 76 to leave him six-over par total in his first tournament in five months.

Meanwhile, Jack Nicklaus has revealed he and his wife Barbara were stricken with positive Covid-19 diagnoses in March, but have since been given the all-clear.

Stephen Byrne

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