AUGUSTA, Ga. — Jon Rahm shot 69 Sunday to capture his first Masters championship by four strokes over LIV golfers Brooks Koepka and Phil Mickelson, becoming the fourth player from Spain to win a green jacket.
Rahm finished at 12-under 276, pulling away from Koepka, who entered the final round with a two-stroke lead but struggled all day with his accuracy and shot 75.
Mickelson turned back the clock again, matching his best round ever at the Masters with a 65.
Mickelson, 52, had eight birdies as the sun replaced two days of steady rains on Sunday.
Jordan Spieth made a late push with nine birdies in the final round and was 7 under,
It’s Rahm’s fourth win this season and his second major championship after winning the U.S. Open in 2021.
Rahm surged into the lead on the par-3 sixth hole after Koepka made bogey, and he didn’t let up from there. As Koepka continued to struggle, Rahm built a four-shot lead after birdies at No. 13 and 14 and cruised to the win.
Rahm becomes the first Spaniard since Sergio Garcia to win the Masters in 2017. Seve Ballesteros and Jose Maria Olazabal, also from Spain, both won twice at Augusta National.