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Spain’s Jon Rahm pays tribute to Seve Ballesteros after his second Masters win | World News

Jon Rahm of Spain wins the 87th Masters at Augusta National.

On his 66th birthday, 40 years after the late Seve Ballesteros won his second Masters title, Rahm became the fourth Spanish winner of the Augusta National after Ballesteros, José María Olazábal and Sergio Garcia. I was.

The 2021 US Open champion eventually finished 12-under par with a 69, finishing four shots behind Phil Mickelson and longtime leader Brooks Koepka.

“The history of the game is a big part of why I play, one of the reasons I play and Seve is one of them. At Valderrama.

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“If it wasn’t for the ’97 Ryder Cup, my father and I talk about it all the time, but I didn’t know where I would be and where we would be as a family.

“To make it on his birthday on Easter Sunday, the 40th anniversary of his victory, means incredibly much to me.

He continued: [unintentionally] A testament to him and I know he was pulling for me today.

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“This is for Seve. I knew he was there to help.”

Rahm was held behind the 18th green by two-time Masters champion José María Olazábal, who also won on April 9 as the fourth Spanish champion, who won in August 2017, Sergio Garcia.

Spain's John Rahm celebrates on the 18th green after winning the Masters Golf Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, Sunday, April 9, 2023. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
(Photo: AP)

“He said he hopes it will be the first of many more,” Rahm added.

“We both talked about Seve and I think if we had talked for 10 more seconds we would both have been crying.

“When Ollie won the Masters for the second time in ’99, Sergio was still in the doldrums, so I like to see history repeat itself. The first start was the year Sergio won.”

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