Rahm’s Torrey Pines triumph boosts him to 46th in world

Jon Rahm’s final-round 65 including an eagle at the 72nd hole at Torrey Pines secured the 22-year-old his maiden PGA Tour title and moved him up the Official World Golf Rankings.

Rahm, who finished 13-under for a three-shot win at the Farmers Insurance Open, moved tom 137th to 46th in the latest rankings. He beat out a crowded leader board Sunday in San Diego as C.T. Pan and Charles Howell III shared second at 10-under followed by Justin Rose, Pat Perez, Keegan Bradley and Tony Finau logging T-4 efforts at 9-under.

For Rose, he moved up two spots to 11th in the rankings. He was runner-up in Hawaii just a few weeks ago and is peaking early in 2017. The Top 10 remained mostly unchanged headlined by Jason Day, who missed the cut at Torrey Pines. Hideki Matsuyama moved up to No. 5 switching places with former World No. 1 Jordan Spieth.

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