Ever since Jon Rahm took the world by storm, he has never slowed down in his career. As someone who is currently enjoying a productive time on the golf course, there were days Rahm struggled to make it to the top. From his amateur days at the Arizona State University to his meteoric rise in 2016, it took the golfer commitment, consistency, and passion to get to the point he is today.
A rising star in the world of golf, Rahm made it to the winner’s circle in style at the Farmers Insurance Open after turning pro in 2016. Today, he is one of the world’s respected golfers, following his ranking as the world’s second best.
The Early Days of Jon’s Life
The professional golfer was born to Spanish parents on November 10, 1994, in Barrika, Basque Country, Spain. Born as Jon Rahm Rodríguez, he was raised in Spain. He has a brother called Eriz Rahm, a Bilbao-resident and his big fan.
Jon attended the Arizona State University, a Public University in Tempe, Arizona, in the United States of America. Prior to his relocation to the U.S, the golfer didn’t know how to speak a word in English and this impacted on his studies during his few months at the University. He, however, taught himself English by memorizing American rapper Kendrick Lamar’s “Swimming Pools” and Eminem’s “Love the Way You Lie”.
Jon Rahm’s Parents
Jon Rahm is the son of Angela Rahm and Edorta Rahm. He considers his father a big influence on his career, as he was the one that encouraged him to try his hands on golf.
Like their son, Angela and Edorta are also good at golf. They developed a strong passion for the sports after watching the 1997 Ryder Cup. Prior to the time, Edorta was heavily into sports like freeskiing, parasailing, free rock climbing, and massive mountain hiking. He used to hike up Mont Blanc with his wife as well.
Wife or Girlfriend, Is Jon Rahm Married?
If you agree that Jon Rahm is super hot and hunky, you are not alone. Simply put, the golfer is very charming. He’s in a very flourishing relationship with a fellow athlete, her name is Kelly Cahill.
Cahill and Jon first met at Arizona State University while the former was competing in a javelin throw as a member of the University’s track and field team. From living an incredible college life together, the two deemed it fit to continue their blissful relationship outside the walls of the university. They’ve been together since December 2015 and are showing no sign of leaving each other’s side.
Rahm’s girlfriend is from Portland, Oregon. She came from a sporty background and is also an Instagram queen, known for flaunting her seductive figure online. As the golfer would have us believe, Cahill has been of great help to him and his career. In fact, he once admitted that she is the one who makes sure he get his diet in the right order.
Though Kelly’s comprehensive details are missing on the map, we’ll like to point out that she is young, charming, and amazing. She looks happy each time she is spotted with her boyfriend and it’s so lovely to behold.
Regarding his wife, he is not married and has never been married before. It seems Cahill is his first known girlfriend, as there are no reports about his previous relationships. As believed by their fans, the two would make a lovely couple, if not the best athlete-celebrity pair.
If there’s one thing that is evident in Jon’s career, it is his meteoric rise in the world of golf. As gathered from a recently-published data on PGA Tour Money Leaders, the young Spanish golfer has made $2,787,698.00 from 10 events.
Rahm is currently ranked the No. 2 golfer in the world, as announced on January 21, 2018. He was able to reach this level following his massive victory at the CareerBuilder Challenge, despite playing in far fewer competitions than most of his contemporaries.
Height and Other Facts to Know
1. The Arizona State University product, who has five professional wins to his name, is 6 feet 2 inch (1.88 m) tall and weighs 220 lb (100 kg).
2. Jon Rahm has won the Ben Hogan Award twice. He is the only one to have achieved this feat.
3. It was his father who pushed him from Spain to the United States.
4. Since the introduction of the Open de Espana in 1972, he is the 6th Spanish winner of the European Tour.
5. He considers Spanish professional golfer Seve Ballesteros as his major influence and idol.
6. During his college days, Jon won 11 college tournaments for the Arizona State Sun Devils.