Jon Rahm is a Spanish professional golfer. He was the number one golfer in the World Amateur Golf Ranking for a record 60 weeks and later became world number 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking, first achieving that rank after winning the Memorial Tournament in July 2020.
After competing in the U.S. Open, Rahm made the decision to turn professional. As a result, he was no longer eligible for an exemption into the 2016 Open Championship. Rahm competed in his very first professional event, which was the Quicken Loans National.
After sharing or holding the lead for the first two rounds of the competition, he finished in a tie for third place, four strokes behind the winner, Billy Hurley III.
Due to the fact that the Quicken Loans National was a stop on the Open Qualifying Series, Rahm’s performance at the tournament was sufficient to earn him a spot in The Open.
The fact that Rahm finished in a tie for second place at the RBC Canadian Open was enough to earn him membership as a Special Temporary Member for the rest of the season. As a non-member, he was able to accumulate a sufficient number of points to qualify for PGA Tour play in 2017.
Jon Rahm Nationality: What Ethnicity is Jon Rahm?
The surname Jon Rahm was brought to Spain by an ancestor from Switzerland in the 1780s; Jon Rahm’s father is Basque, while his mother is from Madrid. Jon Rahm’s surname comes from this Swiss ancestor.
As a devoted fan of the Basque football team Athletic Club Bilbao, Rahm was invited to attend a match hosted by the club in December 2019, when he was recognized as the club’s special guest.