Jon Rahm will celebrate his golden anniversary as a professional golfer this week in the US Open. The US Open in Shinnecock Hills, which starts this Thursday, will be his 50th tournament since his professional debut in the Quicken Loans National in the month of June, two years ago. In fact, next June 20th will be exactly two years since his debut as a pro.
Thus, the tournament has a doubly special significance for the golfer from Barrika. On the one had, it’s a major, the eighth of his career, and on the other, it’s an important milestone. “I didn’t realize I had already played in so many tournaments…Not bad. I vow to do the same in the following 50”, he assured before the start of the US Open. Keep in mind that he’s won five, which is ten percent of all the tournaments he’s played.
Rahm will play with the other two Spanish golfers in the tournament the first two days, Sergio García and Rafa Cabrera Bello, which means he’ll be taking on the challenge in good company at Shinnecock Hills, one of the most difficult courses in the world. The course demands being in the fairway, accuracy with the irons and, above all, having a good week on the approach to be able to make the recovery if necessary.
Jon is at a great point in his game. In fact, the PGA Tour experts have listed him as their favorite to win. In the event that he wins, Jon could become number 1 in the world for the first time in his career.