Winner’s Circle: Jon Rahm Claims Maiden Major at U.S. Open, Top

Jon Rahm Wins 2021 U.S. Open
Jon Rahm and caddie Adam Hayes celebrate after Rahm made a putt for birdie on the 18th green during the final round of the 2021 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course on June 20, 2021 in San Diego, CA. (Photo by Ezra Shaw via Getty Images)

Jon Rahm carded a final-round 4-under 67, highlighted by lengthy birdies on Nos. 17 and 18 to claim his maiden major title at the U.S. Open.

The 26-year old Spaniard entered Sunday’s finale at Torrey Pines tied for sixth on 2-under par. He got off to a terrific start with birdies on the first two holes, and ended it in dramatic fashion with another set of back-to-back birdies to reach 6 under, one shot better than Louis Oosthuizen.

For his first major victory, Rahm earned $2,250,000 and 600 FedExCup points. He will move to No. 1 on the PGA Tour’s money list and 2 in the FedExCup standings. He also picked up 100 Official World Golf Ranking points and will move to No. 1.

For his second straight runner-up finish at a major, Oosthuizen earned $1,350,000 and 330 FedExCup points. He also secured 60 world-ranking points and will move to No. 12 from 18.


Jon Rahm Pro-File

Jon Rahm Wins U.S. Open
Jon Rahm celebrates making a putt for birdie on the 18th green during the final round of the 2021 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course on June 20, 2021 in San Diego, CA. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey via Getty Images)

Full Name: Jon Rahm
Nationality Spain
Height: 6′ 2″
Weight: 220 lb
Birthdate: November 10, 1994 (age 26)
Native: Barrika, Spain
Residence: Phoenix, Arizona
College: Arizona State University


2021 U.S. Open: Top-5 Leaders

Pos-Name-Score (Rd 4)
1. Jon Rahm -6 (-4)
2. Louis Oosthuizen -5 (E)
3. Harris English -3 (-3)
4. Guido Migliozzi -2 (-3)
4. Brooks Koepka -2 (-2)
4. Collin Morikawa -2 (-1)


Early Rounds at 2021 U.S. Open

Russell Henley
Russell Henley plays his shot from the 5th tee during the second round of the 2021 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines South Course on June 18, 2021 in San Diego, CA. (Photo by Ezra Shaw via Getty Images)
ROUND 1

Pos-Player-To Par (Rd 1)
1. Russell Henley -4 (67)
1. Louis Oosthuizen -4 (67)
5. Jon Rahm -4 (69)

ROUND 2

Pos-Player-To Par (Rd 2)
1. Richard Bland -5 (-4)
1. Russell Henley -5 (-1)
5. Jon Rahm -3 (-1)

ROUND 3

Pos-Player-To Par (Rd 3)
1. Mackenzie Hughes -5 (-3)
1. Louis Oosthuizen -5 (-1)
1. Russell Henley -5 (E)
6. Jon Rahm -2 (+1)


Top Check Cashers: Top 3

Pos-Player-(Money)
1. Jon Rahm -6 ($2,250,000)
2. Louis Oosthuizen -5 ($1,350,000)
3. Harris English -3 ($846,999)


Jon Rahm’s Winning Numbers

Jon Rahm Wins U.S. Open
Jon Rahm celebrates with the trophy after winning as the media takes photographs during the trophy presentation ceremony after the final round of the 2021 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course (South Course) on June 20, 2021 in San Diego, CA. (Photo by Harry How via Getty Images)

Driving: 317.6 yards (T12)
Fairways: 29/56, 52% (T28)
Greens: 49/72, 68% (T4)
Putts: 1.61 (T15)
SG: Off the Tee: 4.23 (5th)
SG: Short Game: 2.27 (17th)
SG: Putting: 3.62 (21st)


Jon Rahm’s 2021 PGA Tour Season

Starts: 17
Cuts Made: 16
Wins: 1 (US Open)
Additional Top 10: 8
Earnings: $6,111,433 (1st)
FedExCup Pts: 1,823 (2nd)
World Rank Before/After: 3/1


Rahm’s Career Victories

Majors: 1
2021 U.S. Open

PGA Tour: 5
2020 The Memorial Tournament
2020 BMW Championship
2019 Zurich Classic
2018 CareerBuilder Challenge
2017 Farmers Insurance Open

European Tour: 6
2019 Open de Espana
2019 DP World Tour Championship
2019 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open
2018 Open de Espana
2017 DP World Tour Championship
2017 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open

PGA Tour Unofficial: 1
2018 Hero World Challenge


WITB: Jon Rahm

Jon Rahm Wins U.S. Open
Jon Rahm plays his shot from the 17th tee during the final round of the 2021 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course on June 20, 2021 in San Diego, CA. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey via Getty Images)

Jon Rahm plays a full Callaway bag (driver, irons, wedges, putter) and Callaway Chrome Soft X golf ball.

Driver: Callaway Epic Speed (10.5˚)
Fairway: Callaway Mavrik Sub Zero (16.5˚)
Iron: Callaway UT Proto (3)
Iron: Callaway Apex TCB (4-PW)
Wedges: Callaway Jaws Forged JPN (52°, 56°, 60°)
Putter: Odyssey Ten
Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft X
Clothing: Travis Mathews

Source: National Club Golfer


Credits: Getty Images, PGA Tour Media


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