The first time that Jon Rahm got up to world number one, on July 19, 2020, he remembered his idol: “It has been incredible to enter history alongside Seve”. And the first time it has been crowned in a major, last Sunday, already at dawn on Monday in Spain, has returned to dedicate a few words to genius of Pedreña: “This goes for Seve, I know he always wanted to win this tournament ”. Indeed, Seve Ballesteros never conquered the US Open, but he did open the big door to spanish golf with three titles in the British Open and two in the Augusta Masters. After him they succeeded Chema Olazábal, Sergio García … And now Rahm, who sees a bright future at 26 years old.
These two phrases with Seve of protagonist sew three vertices of the race of Rahmbo, three constants in his life that have marked his sporting progression. The first of them, that of number one, was pronounced in Ohio, after being awarded The Memorial Tournament. This season he was also on the way to winning this tournament, with a dazzling game, when the officials announced his disqualification for a positive for COVID. Rahm received the news with tears. Only two weeks later it has expired in el US Open, whose participation was jeopardized. He cried again: of joy.
The second sentence was pronounced on the grass of Torrey Pines, his talisman field. There in San Diego, took his first steps, still amateur, with the brothers Mickelson, Tim Y Phil, his godparents in his American career. There he also premiered his record in the PGA in the Farmers 2017. There he asked to marry Kelley Cahill, the mother of his son Kepa. And there he has won his first big. “Whenever I come, things happen,” he said, hugging his last trophy.