Jon Rahm Player Profile And What's In The Bag
Article Updated in April 2023
JON RAHM held his nerve to become the fourth Spaniard to win The Masters. In the process, he emulated last year’s champion Scottie Scheffler by winning his fourth tournament of the year and reclaimed the world No1 spot.
On what would have been Seve Ballesteros’ 66th birthday, Rahm played steady golf to record a final round of 69 for a winning total of 276, 12 under par, and a four-shot win over Brooks Koepka and 52-year-old Phil Mickelson, who finished with a sensational 65.
It is his second major victory to add to his US Open success and he joins Ballesteros, Jose Maria Olazabal and Sergio Garcia as Masters champions. One of the first people to greet him as he came off the 18th green was Olazabal.
And all of this after starting the tournament with a double-bogey when he four-putted the first green.
Rahm was born in Barrika, Biscay, Spain on November 10, 1994. He was born with a club foot and spent much of his early life in hospital after a series of operations.
Despite that, Rahm was a prodigiously talented amateur, reaching number one in the amateur world rankings for a record 60 weeks.
He turned professional in 2016 after finishing 23rd in the US Open. He finished third in the Quicken Loans in his first start as a professional and qualified for The Open. He was second at the Canadian Open and in January 2017 he won the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines, holing a 60-foot putt to secure the title.
He has gone on to win 11 times on the PGA Tour and his victory at the DP World Tour Championship in 2022 was his ninth on the DP World Tour. His first major success came at the US Open in 2021 and he climbed to number one in the world rankings.
Winning at Augusta means he has now pocketed around $13m in prize money alone in 2023. It was his fourth win in 10 starts this season. He has missed one cut and had to withdraw from the Players Championship due to illness. He also became the fourth Spaniard to win at Augusta after Seve Ballesteros, Jose Maria Olazabal and Sergio Garcia and he is the first European to win The Masters and the US Open.
He is married to Kelley Cahill, whom he met at Arizona State University. She was a useful athlete and a good tennis player. They were married in 2019 and Rahm designed her wedding ring. They have two children.
His victory at The Masters takes him back No1 in the world rankings and consolidates his position at the top of the FedEx Cup standings. It also means he has now won two majors. This was his fourth victory of the year - exactly the number achieved by Scottie Scheffler when he claimed the Green Jacket 12 months ago.
The Masters Tournament - 1st
WGC Dell Technologies Match Play - T31st
The Players Championship - WD
Arnold Palmer Invitational - T39th
The Genesis Invitational - 1st
WM Phoenix Open - 3rd
Farmers Insurance Open - T7th
The American Express - 1st
Sentry Tournament of Champions - 1st
Hero World Challenge - T8th
Driving Distance - 312.2 Yards
Driving Accuracy - 60.94%
Greens in Regulation - 72.73%
Sand Saves - 55.00%
Putts Per Round - 28.15
Scoring Average - 68.792
Driver: Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond Driver (10.5°) - Aldila Tour Green 75TX Shaft
Fairways: Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond Fairway Wood (16° & 18°) - Graphite Design Tour AD DI 8X Shaft
Irons: Callaway Apex TCB Irons (4-PW) - Project X 6.5 Shafts
Wedges: Callaway JAWS Raw Wedges (52°, 56°, 60°) - Project X 6.5 Shafts
Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG Rossie S Putter
Golf Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft X
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