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.
His initial commitment lasted for a period of 25 weeks in a row, after which he gave it up, tried to get it back, and eventually kept it for an extra 35 weeks. His total of sixty weeks spent at the top of the list sets a new record for all time.
He was ranked No. 1 in the world when he competed in the 2015 U.S. Amateur and made it all the way to the quarterfinals before falling to Derek Bard.
In 2015, he won the Mark H. McCormack Medal by finishing as the top player in the World Amateur Golf Ranking. This accomplishment earned him a spot in the U.S. Open and the Open Championship the following year.
He finished his collegiate career on a high note by winning both the Pac-12 Conference championship and an NCAA regional championship and then tied for third place in the national competition.
His final competition as an amateur was the 2016 United States Open, when he finished in a tie for 23rd place at 7 over par, earning him the title of a low amateur.
Jon Rahm Parents: Meet Edorta Rahm and Ángela Rodríguez
Spanish professional golfer Jon Rahm was born to his parents Edorta Rahm (father) and Angela Rodriguez (mother).
Edorta Rahm’s wife is actress Angela Rodriguez, who hails from Spain. Their two sons, Eric Rahm and Jon Rahm, are the two most recent additions to the family.
Both of his kids were born and raised in Barrika, a small Basque village on the country’s northern border.
Edorta has always fostered and supported Jon’s interest in golf, which he has had since he was a child. In addition, he pushed his son Jon to relocate to the United States in order for him to pursue a greater golf career there.