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Jon Rahm biography: 13 things about golfer born in Barrika, Basque Country, Spain

Jon Rahm Rodríguez is a Spanish professional golfer. He is 6’2″ tall and his registered weight is 220 lbs.

Rahm is nicknamed Rahmbo. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He was born in Barrika, Basque County, Spain to Edorta Rahm, who is Basque, and Angela Rodriguez, who is from Madrid, Spain.
  2. He is not from a dynasty of golfers. He only followed in the footsteps of his parents, who took up golf after attending the 32nd Ryder Cup in Sotogrande, Spain from September 26-28, 1997.
  3. In 2016, he graduated from Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona, United States with a bachelor’s degree in communication. In the same year, he made his professional golf debut.
  4. He ranked fourth in the 2018 Masters Tournament, which was held in Augusta, Georgia, USA from April 5-8, 2018.
  5. In June 2018, he proposed to his fellow Arizona State University alum Kelley Cahill Rahm while on a hike in La Jolla, California, USA.
  6. He tied for fourth place in the 2018 PGA Championship, which was held in Town and Country, Missouri, USA from August 9-12, 2018.
  7. He tied for ninth place in the 2019 Masters Tournament, which was held in Augusta from April 11-14, 2019.
  8. He tied for third place in the 2019 U.S. Open, which was held in Pebble Beach, California from June 13-16, 2019.
  9. On December 13, 2019, he and Kelley got married at the Basilica de Begoña in Bilbao, Spain. They live in Scottsdale, Arizona.
  10. He tied for seventh place in the 2020 Masters Tournament, which was held in Augusta from November 12-15, 2020.
  11. On April 3, 2021, Kelley gave birth to their son Kepa Cahill Rahm. He tied for fifth place in the 2021 Masters Tournament, which was held in Augusta from April 8-11, 2021.
  12. He tied for eighth place in the 2021 PGA Championship, which was held in Kiawah Island, South Carolina, USA from May 20-23, 2021.
  13. He won the 2021 U.S. Open, which was held on the South Course at the Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla, San Diego, California, USA from June 17-20, 2021, making him the first ever U.S. Open winner from Spain. On July 18, 2021, he and Louis Oosthuizen tied for third place at the 2021 Open Championship in Sandwich, Dover, Kent, England, United Kingdom.


2 replies »

  1. As a basque living in Detroit I was very proud to find out that the winner of the US open is a basque. Here in the mid west not too many people have heard or know what a basque is. I wish you and your family the very best in the future.


    Frank Zuazo


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