Fortunately, he is now healthy. He’s also now the U.S. Open champion.

“I’m a big believer in karma,” Rahm said after his victory Sunday. “And after what happened a couple weeks ago, I stayed really positive, knowing big things were coming. I didn’t know what it was going to be, but I knew we were coming to a special place. I got my breakthrough win here [at Torrey Pines], and it’s a special place for my family. The fact that my parents were able to come, I got out of COVID protocol early, I just felt like the stars were aligning.”

It is Rahm’s first victory at a major, and he is the first Spaniard to win the U.S. Open.

“This was definitely for Seve [Ballesteros],” Rahm said of the Spanish golf legend who won the Masters twice and the British Open three times but never won the U.S. Open.

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