Who's who: Jon Rahm

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Who's who: Jon Rahm

  • Name:

    Jon Rahm
  • Country:

    Spain
  • Born:

    Nov 10, 1994 in Barrika, nr Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain.
  • Original/Home Club:

    GC de Larrabea, nr Vitoria-Gasteiz.
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    2016
  • Website:

    https://www.jonrahm.com

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1): US Open (2021). Ryder Cup player (2018). Multiple wins on the European and PGA Tours. European Tour Rookie of the Year (2017). European Tour Order of Merit (Race to Dubai) winner (2019).

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During a stunning amateur career Rahm played collegiate golf for the Arizona State Sun Devils. His haul of 11 college tournament wins ranks second in the university's history behind another famous alumni, Phil Mickelson. He achieved the status of best American College player, receiving the Ben Hogan Award in 2015 and 2016, and was also the No.1 ranked player in the World Amateur Golf Rankings for a record total of 60 weeks. In the 2016 US Open he was the lowest scoring amateur, finishing the tournament in a tie for 23rd place.

Turning pro in 2016, Rahm chalked up his first PGA Tour win in January 2017 at Torrey Pines. That was followed in July by his first European Tour win in the prestigious Irish Open.

Finishing 2017 in style, Rahm was also victorious in the European Tour's final event of the season, the highly coveted DP World Tour Championship. He won this event again in 2019, but on this second occasion it also came with a $3 million first prize, and enough points to secure the season-long European Tour Order of Merit (Race to Dubai) title, and a bonus of $2 million.

In winning the US Open in 2021, Rahm recorded his first major championship victory, and became the first Spaniard to win this event in its 126-year history.

Top tournaments won by Jon Rahm

2021
Majors
278 (-6)
$2,250,000
USGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Rahm, Jon

Score

278 (-6)

Prize money

$2,250,000

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Open (121st) (Jun 17-20). Second-placed Louis Oosthuizen (RSA) finished 1 shot behind 26-year-old Jon Rahm (Esp), who recorded his first major championship win. In becoming the first Spaniard to lift the US Open trophy, Rahm also regained his place as the world's No.1 male golfer. [South course, Torrey Pines, La Jolla, CA].

2020
America
276 (-4)
$1,710,000
BMW

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Rahm, Jon

Score

276 (-4)

Prize money

$1,710,000

Title sponsor

BMW

Played as the BMW Championship (Aug 27-30; postponed from Aug 20-23 due to world coronavirus pandemic; second of three FedEx Cup playoff events). Jon Rahm (Esp) beat Dustin Johnson (USA) with a 66-foot birdie putt at the first playoff hole (par-4 18th). [Olympia Fields CC, nr Chicago, IL].

2020
America
279 (-9)
$1,674,000
Nationwide

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Rahm, Jon

Score

279 (-9)

Prize money

$1,674,000

Title sponsor

Nationwide

Played as The Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide (July 16-19; postponed from June 4-7 due to world coronavirus pandemic). Second-placed Ryan Palmer (USA) finished 3 shots behind Jon Rahm (Esp). [Muirfield Village GC, Dublin, nr Columbus, OH].

2019
Europe
269 (-19)
US$3,000,000
DP World

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Rahm, Jon

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

US$3,000,000

Title sponsor

DP World

Played as the DP World Tour Championship (Nov 21-24; last of eight European Tour Rolex Series events, concluding the season-long Race to Dubai Order of Merit). Second-placed Tommy Fleetwood (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Jon Rahm (Esp), who won this event for the second time in three years. Rahm collected the biggest prize in European Tour history, eclipsing the $2.5 million first prize presented at the Nedbank Challenge a week earlier. [Earth course, Jumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai, UAE].

2019
Europe
264 (-16)
US$1,166,660
Dubai Duty Free

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Rahm, Jon

Score

264 (-16)

Prize money

US$1,166,660

Title sponsor

Dubai Duty Free

Played as the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open (July 4-7; second of eight Eurpn Tr Rolex Series events). Second-placed Andy Sullivan (Eng) and Bernd Wiesberger (Aut) finished 2 shots behind Rahm (Esp), whose final round 8-under 62 gave him a second win in this event in three years. [Lahinch GC, Co. Clare, Ireland].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Rahm, Jon

Score

262 (-22)

Prize money

€250,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Open de España (Oct 3-6). Second-placed Rafa Cabrera Bello (Esp) finished 5 shots behind 24-year-old defending champion Rahm (Esp), who recorded his fifth European Tour win in just his 39th start on the Tour. Fellow Spaniard Samuel Del Val finished in third place, giving a Spanish one-two-three in this year's Spanish Open. [Club de Campo Villa de Madrid, Madrid, Spain].

2019
Awards
x
n/a
Eurpn Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Rahm, Jon

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Eurpn Tr

25-year-old Jon Rahm (Esp) won the 2019 Seve Ballesteros Award as the European Tour Players' Player of the Year Award, based on the votes of his peers.

2019
Awards
5898.3 pts
US$2,000,000
Race to Dubai

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Rahm, Jon

Venue

Score

5898.3 pts

Prize money

US$2,000,000

Title sponsor

Race to Dubai

Rahm (Esp) received the Harry Vardon Trophy and a US$2 million bonus as the European Tour 2019 Order of Merit (Race to Dubai) winner. He accumulated 5898.3 points during the season (points equate to euros won divided by 1000, with Eurpn Tr winnings paid in $ or £ converted to euros). Second was Tommy Fleetwood (Eng) with 5414.8 pts, plus bonus of $1,200,000. Third was Bernd Wiesberger (Aut) with 4905.9 pts, plus bonus of $700,000. 25-year-old Rahm was the second Spaniard after Seve Ballesteros to win the Harry Vardon Trophy.

2019
Awards
x
n/a
Hilton

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Rahm, Jon

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Hilton

Rahm (Esp) was named the Hilton European Tour Golfer of the Year, selected by a panel of representatives from the European Tour and golfing media.

2019
America
262 (-26)
$1,051,200
Zurich

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Rahm, Jon

Score

262 (-26)

Prize money

$1,051,200

Title sponsor

Zurich

Played as the Zurich Classic of New Orleans (Apr 25-28; two-man team event: betterball rounds 1&3; alternate shot rounds 2&4). Second-placed Sergio Garcia (Esp) & Tommy Fleetwood (Eng) finished 3 shots behind the winning team of Ryan Palmer (USA) & Jon Rahm (Esp), who each took home a first prize of $1,051,200. [TPC Louisiana, Avondale, nr New Orleans, LA].

2018
Europe
268 (-20)
€250,000
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Rahm, Jon

Score

268 (-20)

Prize money

€250,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Open de España (Apr 12-15; last played in 2016). Second-placed Paul Dunne (Ire) finished 2 shots behind Rahm (Esp), who recorded his first professional win in his home country. [Centro Nacional de Golf, Madrid, Spain].

2018
America
266 (-22)
$1,062,000
CareerBuilder

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Rahm, Jon

Score

266 (-22)

Prize money

$1,062,000

Title sponsor

CareerBuilder

Played as the CareerBuilder Challenge (Jan 18-21). Rahm (Esp) beat Andrew Landry (USA) with a birdie at the fourth playoff hole (par-4 18th), to claim his second PGA Tour win. [Stadium (resort) course, PGA West, La Quinta, CA. Earlier rounds also at: Nicklaus Tournament (resort) PGA West; La Quinta CC].

2018
America
268 (-20)
$1,000,000
Hero MotoCorp

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Rahm, Jon

Score

268 (-20)

Prize money

$1,000,000

Title sponsor

Hero MotoCorp

Played as the Hero World Challenge (Nov 29-Dec 2; unofficial PGA Tour money event, hosted by Tiger Woods). Second-placed Tony Finau (USA) finished 4 shots behind Jon Rahm (Esp). [Albany Resort, New Providence, Bahamas].

2017
Europe
264 (-24)
€1,019,362
Dubai Duty Free

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Rahm, Jon

Score

264 (-24)

Prize money

€1,019,362

Title sponsor

Dubai Duty Free

Played as the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation (July 6-9; third of eight Eurpn Tr Rolex Series events). Second-placed Richie Ramsay (Scot) and Matthew Southgate (Eng) finished 6 shots behind Rahm (Esp), who recorded his first European Tour win. Rahm's 24-under was the lowest score to par in the event's history. [Portstewart GC, Portstewart, nr Coleraine, N.Ireland].

2017
Europe
269 (-19)
€1,175,051
DP World

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Rahm, Jon

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

€1,175,051

Title sponsor

DP World

Played as the DP World Tour Championship (Nov 16-19; last of eight European Tour Rolex Series events, concluding the season-long Race to Dubai Order of Merit). Second-placed Kiradech Aphibarnrat (Thai) finished 1 shot behind Jon Rahm (Esp), who recorded his second European Tour win. [Earth course, Jumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai, UAE].

2017
Awards
€4,602,281
see Score
Eurpn Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Rahm, Jon

Venue

Score

€4,602,281

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Eurpn Tr

Rahm (Esp) won the European Tour 2017 Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player (determined by a panel representing the Tour, the R&A and Assoc of Golf Writers). Rahm finished third on the Tour's Order of Merit, with season earnings of €4,073,503 (excludes US$600,000 from the Race to Dubai bonus pool).

2017
America
275 (-7)
$1,206,000
Farmers Ins.

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Rahm, Jon

Score

275 (-7)

Prize money

$1,206,000

Title sponsor

Farmers Ins.

Played as the Farmers Insurance Open (Jan 26-29). Second-placed Charles Howell III (USA) and C.T. Pan (S Kor) finished 3 shots behind first-time PGA Tour winner Rahm (Esp), who snatched victory with an emphatic birdie-eagle finish. [South course, Torrey Pines, La Jolla, CA; earlier rounds on North & South courses].

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