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SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 20: Jon Rahm of Spain celebrates making a putt for birdie on the 18th green during the final round of the 2021 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course (South Course) on June 20, 2021 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

With the leaderboard being as tight as it was heading into Sunday at Torrey Pines, it felt like anyone could’ve won the 121st U.S. Open.

What it came down to was John Rahm putting on a clinic from the dance floor.

The 26-year-old perfectly read the left-to-right break on this mesmerizing birdie putt from 25 feet that he sunk on the 17th hole to tie for the lead.

He then closed his weekend with another birdie putt on 18 to give him a four under par 67 for the day and -6 for the tournament.

Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa finished at -5 after a valiant effort to try to catch the leader Rahm who would win his first major championship of his career.

This weekend wasn’t John Rahm’s first love affair with the gorgeous cliffs that overlook the Pacific Ocean.

Not only did he capture his first win on the PGA Tour at Torrey Pines at the 2017 Farmers Insurance Open; the Spaniard also proposed to his wife, Kelley, on a trail in Torrey Pines State Reserve.

On the flip side, Bryson DeChambeau had an absolute meltdown on the back nine that was capsulized by this lousy chip shot on the 17th.

Last year’s U.S. Open champion finished the tournament tied for 26th at three over par after a rough final round.

Hopefully the “scientist” will put on a show alongside NFL legend and mustache Hall of Famer Aaron Rodgers on July 6 when they face off against Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady in The Match.

The next scheduled major of the season is The Open Championship at Royal St. George’s Golf Club.

Round one of that begins on July 15.

Written by Felipe Alvarez

Born and raised in the 305, I try the best I can everyday to remain unbiased and not just another delusional Miami sports fan.