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Jack Nicklaus Reacts To Awesome U.S. Open Finish

A closeup of Jack Nicklaus.

BOCA RATON, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 08: Jack Nicklaus looks on from the gallery as he watches his son, Gary Nicklaus (not pictured), play during the first round of the Oasis Championship at The Old Course at Broken Sound on February 08, 2019 in Boca Raton, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

The 2021 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines fully delivered.

Jon Rahm took home his first major championship at Torrey Pines, becoming the first golfer from Spain to win the U.S. Open.

It was an eventful weekend across the leaderboard, as several notable names made moves on Sunday. Rahm was the best of the bunch, though, as his huge putt on the 18th hole on Sunday ended up being the shot of the tournament.

Rahm, who was forced to withdraw from The Memorial earlier this month, finished at -6 for the tournament to get the win.

Jack Nicklaus, whose course hosts The Memorial, took to Twitter to react to Rahm's win on Sunday afternoon.

"We saw a U.S. Open Championship that any one of 10 players could've won when the back nine started. We then saw them, one-by-one, self-destruct. It was unfortunate, but in majors that can and does happen. There were two players in Rahm and Oosthuizen who didn’t self-destruct," he tweeted.

"Both Jon Rahm and Louis Oosthuizen played beautifully. Jon then finished a U.S. Open like we haven’t seen anyone finish in almost 40 years—two birdies on the last two holes. Jon was terrific!"

"I was happy that Rham won. What happened to him 2 weeks ago at The Memorial —being forced to withdraw with COVID when leading by 6 shots after 3 rounds—Jon was my pick all week. I was truly pleased and delighted for him. Jon handled what happened at Muirfield beautifully."

The next - and final - major of the year will be The Open Championship.

Hopefully the fourth and final major of the year delivers like the U.S. Open did.