Brilliant Rahm 16/1 For Links Double

claret-jug-oddsJon Rahm underlined his reputation as one of golf’s leading stars with a stunning victory at the Irish Open on Sunday, where rounds of 65, 67, 67 & 65 gave him a six-shot triumph at Royal Portstewart.

It was a wonderful performance by the Spaniard, who has made his name on the PGA Tour – and returned to his native Europe to gear up for his challenge for The Open Championship at Royal Birkdale.

Rahm landed odds of 16/1 at Portstewart and he is being heavily backed for the year’s third major, in to 16/1 from 25/1 at Coral a week ago – and from 125/1 with Bet365 as recently as January.

Rory McIlroy finished fifth at last year’s Open at Royal Troon having won the Irish Open a fortnight earlier – but Rahm will be hoping to emulate the achievement of Padraig Harrington, who won both titles back in 2007.