Upset Alert on Master Sunday


Colin Morley and Jamieson Hodlin

Easter Sunday, April 9th, 2023, marked an action-filled day in the world of sports. In the morning, the renowned professional golf tournament, The Masters, concluded with its final round. The tournament championship ended with a come-from-behind win from 28-year-old Spanish golfer Jon Rahm, securing his first-ever Masters’ championship.

The Masters Tournament is held at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. The tournament is widely considered the most popular of the four major golf championships that occur each year in professional golf. Additional championships include the U.S. Open, the British Open, and the PGA Championship, which occur at different points throughout the year.

The Masters Tournament begins on a Thursday, and a winner is declared at the end of the day on Sunday after four rounds. This year’s tournament began with 32-year-old American Brooks Koepka leading the charge at seven strokes under par. Koepka would retain that lead throughout the first three days of the tournament. He came into the final day at 11 strokes under par, leading second-place Jon Rahm by three strokes.

However, as the final round began to play out, Koepka’s lead diminished as multiple bogeys caused him to lose his lead. Rahm seized this opportunity and secured multiple birdies, giving him a four-stroke lead heading into the last hole. Fans erupted as Rahm tapped in for par on the 18th green, securing his victory. The 28-year-old Spanish golfer completed the come-from-behind win in the tournament’s final round. Rahm adds this Masters Championship as his second major tournament victory behind a U.S. Open Championship in 2021.