Native Son Jon Rahm Repeats in Madrid

Jon Rahm Wins 2019 Open de Espana
Jon Rahm holds the trophy after winning the Open de Espana at Club de Campo Villa de Madrid on Oct 6, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. Photo by Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

Jon Rahm followed up a Saturday 63 with a final-day 66 en route to a five-shot victory over countryman Rafa Cabrera Bello (66).

Rahm, who posted a back-nine 28 in round three to secure the 54-hole lead, finished his final day in Madrid with one bogey offset by four birdies and an eagle to secure his second-straight Open de Espana title.

With the win, the 24-year-old superstar reached five European wins faster than any Spaniard in history, including the great Seve Ballesteros, who needed 49 starts to win five trophies.

“In front of a home crowd, it’s always really hard for me to keep everything under control and to play the weekend that I did for them, it’s always really fun,” said Rahm.

“I can’t wait to come back next year and hopefully do it three times.

“He (Ballesteros) did turn pro a lot earlier than I did so age-wise I think he’s beaten me. Still, to beat Seve in something, it’s unbelievable. He’s one of the main references from European golf and world golf in general.”


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Pro-File

Nationality Spain
Height: 6′ 2″
Weight: 220 lb
Birthdate: November 10, 1994 (age 24)
Native: Barrika, Spain
Residence: Phoenix, Arizona
College: Arizona State University


Final Scores: Top 5

Pos-Player-To Par (Final Rd)
1. Jon Rahm -22 (-5)
2. Rafa Cabrera Bello -17 (-5)
3. Samuel Del Val -15 (-3)
4. Jeff Winther -13 (-8)
4. Joachim Hansen -13 (-5)
4. Adri Arnaus -13 (-3)

Top-3 Check Cashers
  • Rahm – €250,000
  • Cabrera Bello – €166,660
  • Del Val – €93,900

WITB: Jon Rahm

Jon Rahm Wins 2019 Open de Espana
Jon Rahm reacts during the final round of the Open de Espana at Club de Campo Villa de Madrid on Oct 6, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. Photo by Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

Driver: Taylormade M5 (10.5°)
Fairway: Taylormade M5 (15°)
Fairway: Taylormade M5 (19°)
Irons: Taylormade P750 (4-PW)
Gap: Taylormade HI-TOE (52°)
Sand: Taylormade HI-TOE (56˚)
Lob: Taylormade HI-TOE (60˚)
Putter: Taylormade Spider X
Ball: Taylormade 2019 TP5x
Hat: Taylormade

H/T: National Club Golfer


Rahm’s Winning Numbers

Rahm’s Stats

Driving: 315.7 yards (11th)
Fairways: 44/56, 78.5% (3rd)
Greens: 52/72, 72.2% (4th)
Putts/GIR: 83/1.6 (45th)
SG Total: 4.88 (1st)
SG Off-The-Tee: 1.93 (1st)
Scores: 2 Eagles, 25 Birdies, 39 Pars, 6 Bogeys


Money & Points

With his second win of the 2019 season, Rahm earned €250,000 and 460 Race To Dubai points. He will move to No. 1 in the European Tour’s points standings.

Rahm also received 24 OWGR points, and will jump one spot (from 5th) to No. 4 in the world rankings.


Video: Rahm’s Winning Highlights

Source: European Tour on Youtube


2019 European Tour Season

Starts: 11
Cuts Made: 9
Wins: 2 (Spain, Irish Opens)
Earnings: €3,418,200‬ (1)
Race To Dubai Pts: 3,819.7 (1)
World Rank Before/After: 5/4


Rahm’s Career Victories

PGA Tour: 4
2019 Zurich Classic
2018 Hero World Challenge
2018 CareerBuilder Challenge
2017 Farmers Insurance Championship

European Tour: 5
2019 Open de Espana
2019 DDF Irish Open
2018 Open de Espana
2017 DP World Tour Championship
2017 DDF Irish Open


Quotable

Jon Rahm Wins 2019 Open de Espana
Jon Rahm acknowledges the hometown fans on the 18th hole as he walks to the trophy ceremony after winning the Open de Espana at Club de Campo Villa de Madrid on Oct 6, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. Photo by Luke Walker/Getty Images

“It’s great that I’ve done it here, to beat Seve’s record with his last professional win being at this course as well, it’s very special for me. Any time I can do anything close to what he did is unbelievable. That’s why I’m here. trying to make Spanish golf bigger and grow the sport in Spain like he did. Hopefully with these wins I’m doing a decent job.”
Jon Rahm


Credits: Getty Images, PGA Tour Media


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