"But I think where most of us make most of the birdies is in those seven holes".
And in some respects, it was a fitting end.
"If you get wind all day, you don't expect people to low", Rahm said.
While his skill and guile may still be at the level that brought him 14 major championships, Woods admits that after over 20 years on Tour, a knee surgery and four back operations, the body is struggling to keep up. "A couple months later, to win his event, it's really special". It's a testament to the good scoring conditions, with all but two players under par in the second round - Reed and Bubba Watson, who had a 73. Rose has one more event left in two weeks at the Indonesia Masters. Woods earned seven top ten finishes but most importantly, he got back in the winners' circle for the first time in five years.
After his victory, Woods presented Rahm the trophy and apparently made a quip about his asking for advice. He finished 19 shots behind, the biggest gap this year from the victor over 72 holes.
"Hats off to John this week, he played incredible golf and he deserved to win this week". After the tournament, Rahm reflected on having recently played and beaten Woods in their individual match at the Ryder Cup.
Smith finished at 16-under-par for the tournament after a final round 70. Leishman, trying to win on home soil for the first time, shot 69.
While Rahm may have run away with the victory late, there was still some drama related to the race for the World No. 1 ranking, which remains very closely contested between Brooks Koepka and Justin Rose. The victory Sunday enables him to crack the top 30.
Finau was left second for the fourth time this year, knocking yet again on the door, which does not seem to be opening but will surely yield soon after an unbelievable year for the American, who is part-Tongan and part-Samoan by origin.
He added, "Also, the Sunday of the PGA my grandpa had just passed as soon as I finished".
The tournament is sanctioned by the Asian Tour, European Tour and Sunshine Tour.
It set up a tense finale with Smith - who partnered Leishman to second place at the World Cup in Melbourne last weekend.
On the eighth hole a second bogey for Finau put Rahm one shot clear, and it was a lead he wouldn't give up for the remainder of the day. Stenson finished fourth at 14 under while Cantlay and fellow American Rickie Fowler tied for fifth at 13 under.