Jon Rahm is a young and handsome Spanish professional golfer. He is known to the world as the number one golfer in the World Amateur Golf Ranking which made a record of 60 weeks after which became the world’s number 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking. Jon is currently a player of Callaway Golf Way where he plays the proto-type woods and irons, Callaway Wedges, a Callaway Chrome Soft X Ball, and an Odyssey putter.
Jon Rahm also known as Rahmbo, which is his nickname, was born as Jon Rahm Rodriguez on November 10, 1994. He was born to his parents Edorta Rahm who is Basque and his mother Angela Rodriguez who is from Madrid. He grew up in Barrika, Basque Country, Spain. As a student, Jon attended a local high school after which he attended Arizona State University where he was admitted through a golf scholarship. He earned his degree in Bachelor of Arts and majored in communications from there.
Jon Rahm Career
Jon’s professional career started in 2016 after he returned from the U. S. Open where he forfeited his exemption in the 2016 championship. A week later, he played at the Quicken Loans National where he lost against Billy Hurley III but the finish was good enough to regain the entry to The championship as it was the part of Qualifying Series. In the Series, Jon was the runner-up in the RBC Canadian Open where he secured Special Temporary Member Status. He got points as a nonmember which made him earn the PGS Tour Card for 2017.
In January 2017, Jon won the Farmers Insurance Open due to which he ranked 46th in the Official World Golf Ranking and gained entry into many more championships. Jon played his first-ever World Golf Championship on March 2, 2017, where he finished after the winner Dustin Johnson. He then played the WGC Matchplay debut where he scored a career-high ranking at 14th place. Jon played the regular season of the FedEx Cup where he finished as top 10 in all four of the FedEx Cup Playoff events and fifth in the final standings.
Rise to Stardom
Jon won the Career Builder Challenge after the sudden death playoff with Andrew Landry. The win made Jon Rahm reach the 2nd rank in the world. He also won the Open de Espana on the European Tour in April 2018 and qualified for the European team and participated in the 2018 Ryder Cup. On December 2, 2018, he won the limited field Hero World Challenge tournament in the Bahamas. In 2019, he won the Zurich Classic of New Orleans on the PGA Tour along with his partner Ryan Palmer and in June 2019, he ranked third at the U.S. Open in California after which he won the Dubai Duty-Free Irish Open.
In July 2020, Jon won the Memorial Tournament which made him rise to number one in the world rankings but later he was overtaken by Justin Thomas. In August 2020, he won the BMW Championship in Illinois. On January 4, 2021, Jon signed a multi-year agreement with Callaway Golf Company. He tested positive for COVID -19 and had to withdraw as the defending champion from the Memorial Tournament. On June 20, 2021, Jon won the U.S. Open Tournament and dedicated his win to the late Spanish golfer Seve Ballesteros and celebrated the victory with his wife and newborn son.
Jon Rahm Biography
|Real Name||Jon Rahm Rodríguez|
|Birth Date||November 10, 1994|
|Age (as of 2021)||26 Years|
|Birth Place||Barrika, Basque Country, Spain|
|Height||in feet inches – 6’ 2” – in Centimeters – 188 cm|
|Weight||in Kilograms – 100 kg – in Pounds – 220 lbs|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Brother||One (Eric Rahm)|
|College||Arizona State University|
|Who is his Wife?||Kelley Cahill|
|Children||One (Kepa Cahill)|
Jon is a 26-year-old who is currently married to his wife Kelley Cahill in 2019 after being in a relationship with her since 2016. The couple lives happily together and gave birth to their first child on April 4, 2021, and named him Kepa Cahill Rahm. They currently live in Scottdale, Arizona, and probably enjoying the best days of their married life.
Jon Rahm Net Worth
The young professional player earns an estimated net worth of $ 2 million USD. His main source of income currently is his profession as a golfer and also earns some amount of money as the ambassador. He is expected to earn more as he is already the best and will be seen competing in many more tournaments.
- Jon is the brand ambassador for Blue Yonder, which is a software and consulting company and has headquarters in Scottdale, Arizona.
- Jon is a supporter of the Basque football team Athletic Club Bilbao and was honored as the club’s special guest in December 2019.
- He won 11 college golf tournaments during his college days.
- He also won the Ben Hogan Award in 2015 and 2016, which made him the first person ever to win it twice.
- In 2015, he won the Mark H. McCormack Medal as the leading player in the World Amateur Golf Ranking for which he was qualified for the U.S. Open and Open Championship.
- Jon won the Race to Dubai championship and European Tour Golfer of the Year in 2019.
- He also won the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year in 2017.