Jon Rahm surges to victory at the Hero World Challenge

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Anyway, more unedifying about the Hero World Challenge was that the victor, Spaniard Jon Rahm, picked up the same World Ranking points - 48 - as the victor of the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open and Dubai Desert
Classic.

"That Sunday with Tiger is one of the most emotional, most important moments in my Golf career", said Rahm.

Justin Rose was denied a chance to return to the top of the world rankings by Tony Finau, who holed a 10-footer to birdie the last hole for a 69 and a 272 total to finish second.

Rose, who eagled 15 in a last round 65, had been sharing second place in 15-under par and the assurance of again becoming World No. 1 only for Finau to pull the rug out from under the Englishman.

The 2018 season had been "incredible", Tiger Woods said on Sunday after completing his final round of the year. You know, I'm not the best, I grew up on poa annua-bentgrass.

"Tiger kind of laughed and said "it's all about feel out there". And today out there with the trophy, he said, "That's a pretty good performance for somebody who can't put putt on Bermuda greens", Rahm smiled. "A couple months later to win his event, this is really special". He said: "It's not a huge goal for me to be No. 1 but, when you have these opportunities, you want to take them".

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And Woods rounded-off his full-season return to competition with a tired-looking 73 to finish 17th in the 18-player field.

"To come from where I came from, to play and compete again and do it consistently is quite incredible".

"Today is Jon's day", Woods, the tournament host, said at the presentation ceremony, before graciously adding: "He showed us all how the game of golf should be played".

"The desire hasn't changed".

"The entire year has been fantastic and I've just been so blessed to have the opportunity", said the 14-time Major champion, who turns 43 on Dec 30.

"That's just part of the injuries I've had and the ageing process and trying to deal with that and compete".

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