“PRO” FILE – TOURING PROFESSIONAL JON RAHM

He first burst into the golf public’s consciousness in 2015 at the Waste Management Open in Scottsdale, Arizona, by finishing tied for fifth place as a junior from Arizona State University.  Barring injury or some other unforeseen circumstance, Jon Rahm is sure to become one of golf’s superstars – that is, if he already isn’t considered one, which many do.

Rahm is from Spain, and was ranked the #1 amateur in the world at one time.  Turning professional after winning 11 collegiate titles playing for Arizona State, Rahm finished third in his first event as a pro at the Quicken Loans Invitational last June.  He continued to rack up high finishes, culminating in his first Tour victory at the Farmers Insurance Open in February 2017.  He took world #1 Dustin Johnson to the very last hole in the recent Dell Technologies Match Play Championship to finish as runner-up.

Rahm is like many good young players, long off the tee and with a solid short game.  Rahm ranks well in the top 30 in greens in regulation and in scrambling (up-and-downs).  His mental game appears to be very sound, playing with a strong belief in himself and his abilities.  Fuzzy Zoeller was the last golfer to win the Masters in his first attempt; many observers think Rahm could well claim the title on his first attempt later this month.  Should he appear in Butler Cabin following the fourth round to claim the green jacket from last year’s champion Danny Willett, it won’t be a surprise to Rahm’s many fans and golf experts alike.

 

 

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