BMW Championship Recap: The Bomb Drops for Rahm

BMW Championship Recap: The Bomb Drops for Rahm

This article is part of our Weekly Recap series.

There's no getting back the three months earlier this year when there was no PGA Tour golf. But since the restart in June the Tour has been nothing short of remarkable, with heavyweight golfer after heavyweight golfer throwing haymaker after haymaker.

In the 13 tournaments after the hiatus and leading up to this week's season-ending Tour Championship, 10 of them have been won by, get this: Dustin Johnson, Collin Morikawa and now Jon Rahm twice each, plus Justin Thomas, Bryson DeChambeau, Webb Simpson and Daniel Berger. All but one is in the top 10 in the world rankings, and Berger is on the doorstep.

That is simply astounding.

The latest slugfest – and perhaps the best of the bunch – took place on Sunday in the BMW Championship at Olympia Fields, which played like a U.S. Open course. It came down to Johnson and Rahm, fittingly Nos. 1 and 2 in the world rankings, but 72 holes were not enough to settle things.

If you didn't see it live you've certainly seen it by now. Johnson drained a must-make 43-footer on 18 to force a playoff – the closest thing in golf to landing a straight right to Rahm's chin. But it barely fazed Rahm, who promptly sank a 66-footer on the very same green on the first extra hole for the win. We're not sure where all the people came from, but the screams from the gallery after both those putts were pretty dang loud.

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Len Hochberg
Hochberg covers golf for RotoWire. A veteran sports journalist, he contributes to Sports on Earth and was an editor and reporter at The Washington Post for many years.
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