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2018 US Open Golf: Jon Rahm Analysis

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About player
Date of birth: 10 November 1994
Birth place: Barrika, Spain
Professional wins: 1
Residence: Scottsdale, Arizona
KEY STATISTICS
Turned professional Won: 2016
Current tour(s) PGA Tour
PGA Tour: 1

Born Jon Rahm Rodriguez in 1994 in Barika, Spain, he has made a name for himself in the world of golf. He ranked number one in the World Amateur Golf Ranking for 60 weeks. Before the 2016 edition of the U.S. Open, the golfer held position 551 in wold’s ranking but managed to improve his position to slot 12 within just 10 months of active gameplay.

Amateur Career

Jon Rahm enrolled at the Arizona State Sun Devils where he played collegiate golf. He won 11 trophies, which according to golf history is second place to the 16 collegiate trophies earned by Phil Mickelson. He went on to win the Ben Hogan Award for two consecutive years, which was history in itself considering that no other player since the award was first given way back in 1990 had ever won it more than once. Rahm was the individual winner at the Eisenhower Trophy, 2014 edition. He was the most outstanding player and won the Mark McCormack Medal in 2015.

Professional Career

He turned professional and made an appearance at the Quicken Loans National. He tied for position 3, and this performance accorded him an entry into the Open. He tied for position 2 at the 2016 edition of the RBC Canadian Open, which earned him a unique temporary member status. He used this opportunity to rake in enough points for a PGA Tour card 2017.

Rahm took home the win for the 2017 edition of the Farmers Insurance Open, and this achievement made him qualify to play at events that are under the following banners: Players Championship, the Masters Tournament, the World Golf Championship, and the PGA Championship. The golfer made his first appearance for the World Golf Championship at the WGC Mexico Championship and he tied for the 3rd slot.

The golfer has enjoyed an interesting career that has seen him bag several amateur awards and 1 professional win. The future is looking good for this professional.