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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 currently based in Scottsdale, Arizona, United States.

Rambo is not from a dynasty of golfers. He was born in Barrika, Basque County, Spain to Edorta Rahm and Angela Rodriguez.


Jon only followed the footsteps of his parents, who took up golf after attending the 32nd Ryder Cup in Sotogrande, Spain from September 26-28, 1997. Edorta is Basque and Angela is from Madrid, Spain.

Nicknamed Rahmbo, Jon is 6’2″ tall and his registered weight is 220 pounds. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. In 2016, he graduated from Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona with a bachelor’s degree in communication. In the same year, he made his professional golf debut.
  2. He finished fourth at the 2018 Masters Tournament, which was held in Augusta, Georgia, USA from April 5-8, 2018.
  3. In June 2018, he proposed to his fellow Arizona State University alum Kelley Cahill Rahm while on a hike in La Jolla, California, USA.
  4. He tied for fourth at the 2018 PGA Championship, which was held in Town and Country, Missouri, USA from August 9-12, 2018.
  5. He tied for ninth at the 2019 Masters Tournament, which was held in Augusta from April 11-14, 2019.
  6. He tied for third at the 2019 U.S. Open, which was held in Pebble Beach, California from June 13-16, 2019.
  7. On December 13, 2019, he and Kelley got married at the Basilica de Begoña in Bilbao, Spain.
  8. He tied for seventh at the 2020 Masters Tournament, which was held in Augusta from November 12-15, 2020.
  9. On April 3, 2021, Kelley gave birth to their son Kepa Cahill Rahm. He tied for fifth at the 2021 Masters Tournament, which was held in Augusta from April 8-11, 2021.
  10. He tied for eighth at the 2021 PGA Championship, which was held in Kiawah Island, South Carolina, USA from May 20-23, 2021.
  11. 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 at the 2021 Open Championship in Sandwich, Dover, Kent, England, United Kingdom.
  12. In 2022, he tied of 48th in the PGA Championship, tied for 34th in The Open Championship, tied for 27th in the Masters Tournament and tied for 12th in the U.S. Open. On May 1, 2022, he won the 2022 Mexico Open in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico.
  13. He won the 2023 Genesis Invitational at the Riviera Golf Course in Pacific Palisades, California on February 19, 2023 and the 2023 Masters Tournament in Augusta on April 9, 2023. He was 28 years old when he was runner-up to Tony Finau at 2023 Mexico Open in Vallarta, Mexico on April 30, 2023.

5 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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