Rahm wins US Open for first major

AP Jon Rahm (left) and his caddie react after making a birdie on the 18th hole of the U.S. Open Sunday.

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Two career-changing putts for Jon Rahm brought two trophies Sunday.

He cradled his 3-month-old son, Kepa, as he walked off the 18th green at Torrey Pines on Father's Day. And then he collected the silver U.S. Open trophy after a performance filled with passion and absent of blunders that wiped out everyone else.

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