The Golf World Has A New Star
His name is Jon Rahm. The golf player from Spain won the Memorial Tournament on the US PGA Tour and quickly became number one in the world golf rankings. With his triumph at the $ 9.3 million tournaments, the 25-year-old player fulfilled a lifelong dream. Under challenging conditions, the Spaniard recorded only one of 75 final laps in wind and rain in Dublin, Ohio. But that was enough to leave the American player Ryan Palmer behind. Golf legend Jack Nicklaus presented the trophy to the beaming winner. Rahm is only the 24th player who made it to the top of the world rankings.
Spectacular Comeback In The Final Round
He struggled with a weak phase in his final lap. But on the 16th hole, he took a great shot from the deep grass straight into the lock. With that, he was back in the game and highly motivated to win his title. After the match, he confirmed that that stunning shot blow had brought him back into the game. “That the ball went in was unbelievable, I needed that,” he said to the broadcaster CBS after the victory. His success is extraordinary for the Basque. After all, Rahm is only the second Spaniard to leap to the top of the golf world. His great role model Severiano Ballesteros was number one in the world for the first time in 1986. He was also the reason why Rahm started the sport.
The Best In The World Even As An Amateur
Even as a student, he showed great things. He won eleven college tournaments at the Arizona State Sun Devils and subsequently became the world’s number one amateur in 2015. He led this ranking list for a total of 60 weeks. That is a record to this day. In 2016 he leapt the professionals. The “giant from Barrika”, as people also call him, switched to the professional camp. The Memorial victory was his fourth overall PGA win. He recorded six wins on the European Tour.
Now the favorite time of all golf fans has started again. During the Majors, all players wonder who will win the US Open this year. Jon Rahm is undoubtedly one of the favorites. The events of this year have messed up the golf calendar. In the Winged Foot Gold Club, at the gates of New York, it’s all about again. Many players and experts describe the tournament as the most difficult of the entire year. But that’s precisely what Jon Rahm was supposed to do. After all, people say that the more difficult the course, the more comfortable it is. He has already proven twice this year that this is not a rumor. He was unbeatable not only at the Memorial but also at the BMW Championship in Wentworth. Therefore, the immense length at the US Open shouldn’t be a problem for him. This setup should even accommodate Rahm. The fans are now eagerly waiting to see if he can meet the high expectations