30 Amazing Facts About Jon Rahm You Might Have Missed Before

Jon Rahm
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John Rahm, one of the most remarkable golfers, is famous for his elite off-the-tee game with his fiery on-course temper. He has been atop at #1 in the Official World Golf Ranking, since July 19, 2020, for 27 weeks, as of the time of writing. In a very short spam of just 5 years, he took the golf world by storm, especially with his birdie-birdie finish. His victory at the U. S. Open, on June 20, 2021, was a career defining mark, as he became the first Spanish golfer to win the tournament. Here are some really interesting facts about the golfer that will blow your mind:

    Jon Rahm 2019 U.S. Open
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  1.  Rahm signed a multi-year agreement with Callaway Golf Company on January 4, 2021, which included all equipment and clothing. With this, he ended his association with TaylorMade, which started when he first turned professional.
  2.  He won the Memorial Tournament on July 19, 2020, reaching number one in the Official World Golf Ranking. With this, he became the second Spaniard after Seve Ballesteros to be number one in the world.
  3.  His reign as the number one golfer lasted two weeks, until Justin Thomas overtook him with victory in the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational.
  4.  However, in June, 2021, he was forced to withdraw as the defending champion from the Memorial Tournament due to a positive COVID-19 test.
  5.  At the end of 2017 European Tour season, he was awarded the European Tour Rookie of the Year for finishing as the highest-ranked rookie in the Race to Dubai.
  6.  Jon Rahm Rodríguez was born on November 10, 1994, to Edorta Rahm and Angela Rodriguez in Barrika, Basque Country, Spain. He has a brother named Eriz.
  7.  His surname originates from a Swiss ancestor, who moved to Spain in the 1780s. His father is Basque and his mother is from Madrid.
  8.  He attended Arizona State University on a golf scholarship, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications.
  9.  During his time in University, he won 11 college golf tournaments, ranking second in school history, only behind Phil Mickelson’s 16 collegiate wins.
  10.  At the 2014 Eisenhower Trophy, he was the leading individual. In 2015 and 2016, he won the Ben Hogan Award, becoming the first player to win it twice.
  11.  He became the 28th player to be the No. 1-ranked golfer in the World Amateur Golf Ranking, on April 1, 2015. His first stint was for 25 consecutive weeks, after which he surrendered it, regained it, and held it for an additional 35 weeks.
  12.  In total, he spent around 60 weeks atop as the No. 1-ranked golfer in the World Amateur Golf Ranking, which till date is an all-time record.
  13.  In late January 2017, Rahm won the Farmers Insurance Open with a 60-foot eagle putt on the final hole to notch his maiden PGA Tour title.
  14.  With just this win, he jumped to 46th rank from 137th in the Official World Golf Ranking, while also earning entries into the Masters Tournament, The Players Championship, the PGA Championship, and World Golf Championships events.
  15.  Rahm played in his first World Golf Championships event at the WGC-Mexico Championship on March 2, 2017, where he shot rounds of 67-70-67-68 (−12) to finish T3, two strokes behind winner Dustin Johnson.
  16.  He again finished as runner-up to Dustin Johnson in his second WGC event, the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play.
  17.  He debuted as the No. 21-seed in the field of 64 and went 3−0 in round-robin play, defeating Kevin Chappell 3 & 2, Shane Lowry 2 & 1, and countryman Sergio García 6 & 4.
  18.  In his WGC-Match Play debut, he finished runner-up, following which he made his ascend to a new career-high world ranking of 14th.
  19.  Rahm is a keen supporter of the Basque football team Athletic Club Bilbao, and was honored as the club's special guest at a game in December 2019.
  20.  He 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.
  21.  He tied for 10th in the Open de France, making his debut in a European Tour event. Next week, he earned his first European Tour victory by winning the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open by six strokes.
  22.  In the 2018 season, Rahm won the CareerBuilder Challenge after a sudden death playoff with Andrew Landry, for his second career PGA Tour victory.
  23.  With this victory, he reached a then career high of 2nd in the world rankings. His four wins in just 38 professional starts, stood out as a ratio bettered only by Tiger Woods in the past 30 years.
  24.  He won the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Lahinch Golf Club, on July 7, 2019, trailing 54-hole leader Robert Rock by five shots and heading into the final 18 holes of the tournament.
  25.  He qualified for the European team, which won the 2018 Ryder Cup, defeating the U.S. 17.5 to 10.5 at Le Golf National outside of Paris, France.
  26.  He finished tied for 3rd at the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach, California on June 16, 2019.
  27.  He won his second consecutive Open de España at Club de Campo in Madrid on October 6, 2019, entering the final round with a five shot lead, and maintaining that advantage with a final round 66.
  28.  He won the BMW Championship on August 30, 2020, the second tournament of the FedEx Cup Playoffs, shooting a 64 in the final round and defeating Dustin Johnson.
  29.  He was prepared to travel to Tokyo to prepare for the competition at the 2020 Summer Olympics in July 2021, but tested positive in the third COVID-19 test just before departing, which led to him withdrawing from the event.
  30.  For his performance on the 2020–21 PGA Tour, Rahm won the PGA Player of the Year award presented by the PGA of America, as well as the Vardon Trophy and the Byron Nelson Award for lowest scoring average.
  31.  Jon Rahm Net Worth: $16 Million

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