Who is Jon Rahm?
Jon Rahm is following in the footsteps of Seve Ballesteros, Jose Maria Olazabal, Miguel Angel Jimenez and Sergio Garcia, and he is destined to be the next Spanish great of the game.
He represented his native Spain through his amateur career, winning the European Boys’ Team Championship and the European Amateur Team Championship for his country. He then attended Arizona State University, winning 11 collegiate tournaments. Rahm won the Ben Hogan Award twice, and was the world’s leading amateur at the end of 2015, seeing him earn the Mark H. McCormack Medal. He spent 60 weeks as the No 1 on the World Amateur Golf Rankings, which was a record prior to Keita Nakajima breaking it in 2022.
Rahm has since gone on to be the World No 1 in the professional game as well, becoming just the third man to reach the top of both rankings. The Spaniard has won five Rolex Series events, the most of anyone in history. Those included three victories at the DP World Tour’s season-ending DP World Tour Championship, with his 2019 win also seeing him win the season-long Race to Dubai.
The Spaniard also has 11 wins on the PGA Tour, with the first of those coming at the Farmers Insurance Open in 2017. Rahm has gone on to win two major titles, claiming both the US Open in 2021, and the Masters Tournament in 2023. He also has top five finishes in both the PGA Championship and the Open Championship.
Rahm started 2023 in an incredible vein of form, winning four tournaments in four months, culminating in his victory at the Masters Tournament at Augusta. He also won the Sentry Tournament of Champions, the American Express and Genesis Invitational, as he battled with Scottie Scheffler to be the sport’s World No 1.
Jon Rahm | An Overview
Name: Jon Rahm Rodriguez
Born: November 10, 1994
Residence: Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
College: Arizona State University
Turned Pro: 2016
Professional Wins: 20
Highest World Ranking: 1 – July 19, 2020
Best Results In Majors
2x Major Champion – 2021 US Open, 2023 Masters Tournament
– Masters Tournament – WIN (2023)
– PGA Championship – T4 (2018)
– US Open – WIN (2021)
– Open Championship – T2 (2023)
Professional Wins – 20
2017 (3) – Farmers Insurance Open, Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, DP World Tour Championship
2018 (3) – CareerBuilder Challenge, Open de Espana, Hero World Challenge
2019 (4) – Zurich Classic, Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, Mutuactivos Open de Espana, DP World Tour Championship
2020 (2) – Memorial Tournament, BMW Championship
2021 (1) – US Open
2022 (3) – Mexico Open, Acciona Open de Espana, DP World Tour Championship
2023 (4) – Sentry Tournament of Champions, The American Express, Genesis Invitational, Masters Tournament
Achievements and Awards
Ben Hogan Award – 2015, 2016
Mark H. McCormack Medal – 2015
Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year – 2017
Race to Dubai Champion – 2019
European Tour Golfer of the Year – 2019, 2021
European Tour Players’ Golfer of the Year – 2019
PGA Player of the Year – 2021
Vardon Trophy – 2021
Byron Nelson Award – 2021
Jon Rahm | What’s In His Bag?
Driver: Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond (10.5°, Aldila Tour Green ATX 75 2.8 TX shaft)
Fairway Woods: Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond (16° & 18º, Graphite Design Tour AD DI 8X shaft)
Irons: Callaway Apex UT (21° KBS Tour Hybrid Prototype 105 X), Callaway Apex TCB (4-PW, Project X 6.5 shaft)
Wedges: Callaway Jaws Raw Wedges (52°, 56°, 60° Project X 6.5 Shafts)
Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG Rossie S (2.5˚, steel stepped Stroke Lab shaft)
Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft X 2022 (#10)
Shoes: Cuater The Ringer
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) About Jon Rahm
When and where was Jon Rahm born?
Jon Rahm was born on November 10, 1994, in Barrica, Biscay, Spain. It was the 1997 Ryder Cup that got his family into golf, with Rahm’s father seeing live golf for the first time at Valderrama. Rahm then started playing at the age of 6.
Who is Jon Rahm married to?
The Spaniard married Kelley Cahill in 2019, with the pair having met during their time at Arizona State University. They have two children, Kepa Cahill Rahm and Eneko Cahill Rahm.
What is Jon Rahm’s net worth?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Jon Rahm’s net worth is around $20 million. He has earned more than $150 million in winnings on the PGA Tour, higher than any other player in history.
Did you Know?
Rahm was born with a ‘Club Foot’
Rahm’s short backswing is due to being born with a club foot. The Spaniard had to have his right leg re-casted every week in the first few months of his life. A lack of mobility in his right ankle led him to using the shorter backswing, one which has seen him win major titles.
Tim Mickelson recruited Rahm to Arizona State
Jon Rahm went to college at Arizona State University, but it was Phil Mickelson’s brother, Tim, who was the man who recruited him. He was the Sun Devils men’s golf coach at the time and Mickelson made Rahm and another Spanish-speaking teammate do 10 burpees for every Spanish word they used, in an attempt to make them learn English faster.
Rahm is one of just three men to be amateur and professional World No 1
Rahm is part of a select group to have been at the top of the World Amateur Golf Rankings and the Official World Golf Rankings. Only Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth have also achieved the feat in the men’s game.
Rahm is one of just four Spanish major champions
Rahm’s win at the 2021 US Open saw him become just the fourth male Spaniard to win a major championship. Only Severiano Ballesteros, Jose Maria Olazabal and Sergio Garcia had done so before him. All four have won at Augusta National.
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