Jon Rahm Player Profile And What's In The Bag
Article Updated in February 2023
SPAIN’S Jon Rahm continued his astonishing start to 2023, winning the Genesis Invitational by two shots after a final round of 69. He finished the week with a four-round total of 267, 17 under par. It was his third PGA Tour win of 2023 and his fifth victory in nine starts.
The victory means he replaces Scottie Scheffler as world number one. Rahm began the day with a two-shot lead and was caught by Max Homa on the back nine but he holed a huge putt on the 14th hole and followed that by nearly holing his tee shot at the par-three 16th.
Rahm opened with a birdie but gave the shot back at the third before picking up further birdies at the seventh and eighth after a wonderful approach over the trees. Shots went at the 10th, where Homa picked up a birdie to draw level. And when Rahm bogeyed the 12th, Homa was one in front. But they were level when the American bogeyed the 13th.
And then came Rahm's birdies at the 14th and 16th.
It was his 10th win on the PGA Tour, one more than his hero, Seve Ballesteros managed.
Rahm said: “I am exhausted.. That was a tough week and Max gave me a real run. I have now won more events on the PGA Tour than Seve and that is special and a real honour. And also to win a tournament hosted by Tiger Woods is about as good as it gets.
“I kept telling myself that this is a difficult golf course and I told myself that if I finished the last six holes under par then I would have a real good chance. I went on the attack and it all worked out. I am thrilled"
Rory McIlroy ended the week in 29th place on four under while Tiger Woods, making his competitive return, ended his week with a disappointing 74. He finished on 283, one under par, and tied for 45th place.
Who Is Jon Rahm?
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 10 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 2021and he climbed to number one in the world rankings.
He began the Genesis in first place in the FedEx Cup standings and his victory takes him to the top of the world rankings. The win was his third of 2023 - he also took the Tournament of Champions and American Express, finished third at the Phoenix Open and tied seventh at the Farmers Insurance Open. His win at Riviera also took his earnings for the season to $10m - before the end of February.
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.
When he finished third at the Phoenix Open in February 2023 it took his career earnings on the pGA Tour past $40m. It took him just 136 career starts to achieve the feat. A total of 25 players have topped the $40m mark, with Tiger Woods leading the way on $121m.
Last 10 Events
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
DP World Tour Championship - 1st
The CJ Cup in South Carolina - T4th
Open de Espana - 1st
BMW PGA Championship - T2nd
Key Stats (PGA Tour: 2022/23)
Driving Distance - 316.7 Yards
Driving Accuracy - 59.71%
Greens in Regulation - 75.69%
Sand Saves - 63.64%
Putts Per Round - 28.13
Scoring Average - 68.390
End of Year World Ranking Position
What's In Jon Rahm's Bag?
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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