Jon Rahm Rodríguez was born on November 10, 1994, in Spain. Jon Rahm has 13 professional wins despite only being a pro for five years, he became the No. 1 golfer according to the Official World Golf Rankings.
From an early age, his father encouraged him to move to the United States because Jon Rahm’s father believed that’s where the future of golf lies, Rham already has developed his skills at Centro Nacional de Golf in Madrid. Despite not knowing English very well he made the decision and move to Arizona State where he did very well, even getting a 3.6 GPA in his first semester.
Rahm became the first golfer to win the Ben Hogan Award in two consecutive years, The award is given to the best player in college golf in the United States, and he currently holds the record for being the number one ranked amateur in the world for the longest period of time, he held that record for 60 weeks between 2015 and 2016.
In January 2017 he claimed his first PGA Tour victory and first professional win at the Farmers Insurance Open. He also was the fastest Spanish player in history to win five European Tour titles and the first and only Spaniard to win the U.S. Open.
Jon Rahm twice tested positive for COVID-19 during the 2021 season, and both had huge consequences, his first test had caused him to withdraw from the Memorial Tournament and his second positive result meant he couldn’t play in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
He signed with Callaway in 2021 to use a full bag of Callaway clubs, he wears Callaway-owned Travis Mathew apparel and Curator shoes and so far he has won over $22 million on the PGA Tour.
In 2022, Rahm played in the Sentry Tournament of Champions at Kapalua Resort in Hawaii. He did well, shooting 33 under par over four rounds, including a standout score of 61 in the third round. Even so, he didn’t win the tournament as Cameron Smith finished one stroke ahead at 34 under par to take the title. Three weeks later, Rahm played in the Farmers Insurance Open and finished only one shot behind the playoff between Luke List and Will Zalatoris, settling for a tied-third finish.
In May, Rahm won the 2022 Mexico Open, his seventh PGA Tour victory. He played exceptionally well in September, shooting a final-round score of 62 and finishing tied for second place at the BMW PGA Championship, just one shot behind Shane Lowry. In October, Rahm won the Acciona Open de España with a final-round score of 62 and a six-shot lead over Matthieu Pavon. This was his third win at the Open de España, matching Seve Ballesteros’ record. Then in November, Rahm won the European Tour’s season-ending DP World Tour Championship, marking his ninth European Tour win and fifth Rolex Series win.
Rahm had a great start in 2023. He won the Sentry Tournament of Champions with a two-shot lead over Collin Morikawa, thanks to a final-round score of 63. He also won The American Express, finishing 27-under-par over four rounds, beating Davis Thompson by one shot. Although he didn’t do as well in the Farmers Insurance Open, finishing in a tie for seventh place after a disappointing final round of 74. He won the Genesis Invitational the next week and regained his spot as the world No. 1 ranked player.
In April, Rahm won the 2023 Masters Tournament, his second major title. He won by four strokes, beating Brooks Koepka and Phil Mickelson. He is the fourth Spanish golfer to win the Masters and the first European golfer to win both the Masters and U.S. Open. At the 2023 Open Championship, Rahm made history by shooting the 40th 63 in major history and the first at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club.