Jon Rahm Biography

Jon Rahm is a young and handsome Spanish professional golfer. He is at 3rd spot in the PGA world ranking and he recently achieved number one as well. He was the number one ranked player in World Amateur Golf Ranking which he hold for 60 weeks. 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 is currently standing in 3rd place in The Open 2023 at Royal Liverpool Golf Course.

Early Life

Jon Rahm also known as Rahmbo, which is his nickname, was born Jon Rahm Rodriguez on November 10, 1994. He was raised by 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 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.

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After winning the Farmers Insurance Open in January 2017, he jumped to 46th rank in the Official World Golf Ranking which allowed him to compete in other 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 in the 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. Jon won the Memorial Tournament in July 2020 and he jumped to number one in the world rankings. In August 2020, he won the BMW Championship in Illinois.

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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 2023) 28 Years
Birth Place Barrika, Basque Country, Spain
Nationality Basque-Spanish
Profession Professional Golfer
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Scorpio

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 6’ 2” – in Centimeters – 188 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 100 kg  –  in Pounds –  220 lbs
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown
Body Type Athletic

Family

Father Edorta Rahm
Mother Angela Rodriguez
Sister
Brother One (Eric Rahm)

Qualification/Education

School
College Arizona State University

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Who is his Wife? Kelley Cahill
Children One (Kepa Cahill)

Personal Life

Jon and his wife were studying for their graduation at Arizona State University. Kelly and Jon both met for the first time when they played a tennis match against each other. At that time, Kelley was a track and field athlete and was competing in Javelin Throw for the team Sun Devils. Also, she liked to play tennis and was a very good tennis player who was eventually listed as a two-star recruit by Tennis Recruiting Network.

After finishing their graduation, Jon and Kelley spent two years living together, and in December 2019, they exchanged the sacred vows at a private ceremony in Bilbao. Spain. 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.

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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 an ambassador. He is expected to earn more as he is already the best and will be seen competing in many more tournaments.

Trivia

  • Jon is the brand ambassador for Blue Yonder, a software and consulting company based in Scottdale, Arizona.
  • Jon is a supporter of the Basque football team Athletic Club Bilbao.
  • He 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 and he is the only player 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 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.

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