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Jon Rahm

Jon Rahm Spanish professional golfer

Spanish professional golfer
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro Spanish professional golfer
Is Athlete Golfer
From Spain
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 10 November 1994, Barrika, Uribe-Kosta, Biscay, Basque Country
Age: 25 years
Star sign ScorpioScorpio
The details
Biography

Jon Rahm Rodríguez (born 10 November 1994) is a Basque, Spanish professional golfer. He was the number one golfer in the World Amateur Golf Ranking for a record 60 weeks and was the low amateur at the 2016 U.S. Open. Prior to this event, Rahm was ranked 766 in the Official World Golf Ranking. On 30 July 2017, Rahm reached a career-high ranking of No. 6 in the world.

Amateur career

Born in Barrika, Basque Country, Spain, Rahm played collegiate golf for the Arizona State Sun Devils where he won 11 college tournaments, which is second in school history, only behind Phil Mickelson's 16 collegiate wins. Since the inception of the Ben Hogan Award in 1990, no player has won the award more than once, until Rahm won it for the second consecutive year in 2016. On 1 April 2015, Rahm became the 28th player to be the No. 1-ranked golfer in the World Amateur Golf Ranking. His first stint was for 25 consecutive weeks, he then surrendered the top ranking for five weeks, after which time he held it for an additional 35 consecutive weeks. His total of 60 weeks is the most of any of the 30 players to ever ascend to the apex of the World Amateur Golf Ranking. He was the individual winner at the 2014 Eisenhower Trophy. He won the Mark H. McCormack Medal in 2015 as the leading player in the World Amateur Golf Ranking. He was the low amateur at the 2016 U.S. Open, finishing in a tie for 23rd place at 7-over-par. Rahm played in the 2015 Phoenix Open, finishing tied for fifth place, three shots behind the winner.

Professional career

2016

After the U.S. Open, Rahm turned professional, which meant that he forfeited his exemption into the 2016 Open Championship. The next week Rahm played in his first event as a pro at the Quicken Loans National. He held or shared the lead for the first two rounds and finished tied for third place, four strokes behind the winner, Billy Hurley III. The finish was enough for Rahm to regain entry into The Open, as the Quicken Loans National was part of the Open Qualifying Series. Rahm finished tied runner-up in the RBC Canadian Open, securing Special Temporary Member status for the remainder of the season. He gained enough points as a non-member to earn a PGA Tour card for 2017.

2017

On 29 January 2017, he won the Farmers Insurance Open with a 60-foot eagle putt on the final hole to notch his maiden PGA Tour title. The win also helped him gain entry into the Masters Tournament, The Players Championship, the PGA Championship and World Golf Championships events. On 2 March, Rahm played in his first World Golf Championships at the WGC-Mexico Championship where he shot rounds of 67-70-67-68 (−12) to finish T3, two strokes behind winner Dustin Johnson. Three weeks later he played in his second WGC event at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play and debuted as the No. 21-seed. He would go 3−0 in round-robin play, defeating Kevin Chappell 3 & 2, Shane Lowry 2 & 1, and countryman Sergio García 6 & 4. He continued his domination in the round of 16 with a second consecutive 6 & 4 win over Charles Howell III and then bested that mark when he eliminated Søren Kjeldsen 7 & 5 in the quarter-finals. In the penultimate round, he met Bill Haas, and won by a score of 3 & 2, which meant that he would meet the No. 1-ranked player in the world, Dustin Johnson in the championship round. In the final, Rahm was down by 5 strokes after only 8 holes. However, he won holes 9, 10, 13, 15, and 16, while limiting Johnson to only 1 hole won, to get to 1-down going into the 18th. Both players made par on the final hole of the tournament and Rahm finished runner-up in his WGC Match Play debut.

Rahm finished tied for 27th place in his first Masters and then finished 4th in the Wells Fargo Championship and joint runner-up in the Dean & DeLuca Invitational, results which lifted him into the top-10 of the World Rankings. Making his debut in a European Tour event, he finished tied for 10th in the Open de France and, the following week, he earned his first European Tour victory by winning the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open by six strokes.

Amateur wins

  • 2010 Spanish Junior/Boys Championship
  • 2011 Copa Baleares, Campeonato de Madrid Absoluto
  • 2012 Campeonato de España Junior Y Boys, Campeonato Absoluto País Vasco, Bill Cullum Invitational
  • 2014 ASU Thunderbird Invitational, Campeonato de España Absoluto, Bill Cullum Invitational, Eisenhower Trophy (individual title)
  • 2015 Duck Invitational, ASU Thunderbird Invitational, NCAA San Diego Regional, Campeonato de España Absoluto, Tavistock Collegiate Invitational
  • 2016 ASU Thunderbird Invitational, Pac-12 Championships, NCAA Albuquerque Regional

Sources:

Professional wins (2)

PGA Tour wins (1)

Legend
Major championships (0)
World Golf Championships (0)
FedEx Cup playoff event (0)
Other PGA Tour (1)
No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin of
victory
Runners-up
1 29 Jan 2017 Farmers Insurance Open 72-69-69-65=275 −13 3 strokes United States Charles Howell III, Taiwan Pan Cheng-tsung

European Tour wins (1)

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin of
victory
Runners-up
1 9 Jul 2017 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open 65-67-67-65=264 −24 6 strokes Scotland Richie Ramsay, England Matthew Southgate

Results in major championships

Tournament 2016 2017
Masters Tournament DNP T27
U.S. Open T23LA CUT
The Open Championship T59 T44
PGA Championship DNP

LA = Low amateur
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied

Summary

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 4
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 3 (2016 U.S. Open – 2017 Masters)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – n/a

Results in World Golf Championships

Tournament 2017
Mexico Championship T3
Match Play 2
Bridgestone Invitational T28
HSBC Champions

DNP = Did not play
QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match-play
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.

PGA Tour career summary

Season Starts Cuts
made
Wins
(majors)
2nd 3rd Top-10 Top-25 Best
finish
Earnings
($)
Money
list rank
2015 3 2 0 0 0 1 1 T5 n/a n/a
2016 9 8 0 1 1 3 6 T2 1,004,035 106
2017* 17 15 1 2 1 7 10 1 4,522,885 6
Career* 29 25 1 3 2 11 17 1 5,526,920 279

a Rahm was an amateur through the 2016 U.S. Open.

* As of 24 July 2017

Team appearances

Amateur

  • Jacques Léglise Trophy (representing Continental Europe): 2011
  • Bonallack Trophy (representing Europe): 2012 (winners)
  • Palmer Cup (representing Europe): 2014 (winners), 2015
  • Eisenhower Trophy (representing Spain): 2014 (individual winner)

Professional

  • World Cup (representing Spain): 2016
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