A couple of all-time golf legends posted to Instagram to congratulate 22-year-old Jon Rahm on his big win at Torrey Pines.
And it seems that Jack Nicklaus and Greg Norman are impressed with Rahm’s character as much as his world-class game. While Nicklaus and Norman both used the word “talented” to describe the former world #1 amateur, they also used the words “impressive” and “classy” to describe Rahm, the man.
We noted Rahm’s character in one of our wrap-up posts last night, where we described the “humble-sounding Rahm” feeling “blessed” after his win.
Norman also said the “youth of our game today is really strong.” And after the first month of 2017, it’s hard to argue with the Shark.
This week, the winners on the two major tours – PGA and European – were 21-year-old Jeunghun Wang (Commercial Bank Qatar Masters) and 22-year-old Rahm (Farmers insurance Open). Oh, and some guy named Justin Thomas, 23, won the first two PGA Tour events of the year, back-to-back.