Jon Rahm became the first golfer on Sunday to win the grand final of the European Tour three times (2017, 2019 and 2022). And he did it in only four participations. Counting on the now defunct Volvo Masters, which was played in Valderrama (Cádiz) and for a few years in Montecastillo (Jerez), Colin Montgomerie, Bernhard Langer, Lee Westwood, Rory McIlroy and Matt Fitzpatrick achieved two victories.
The Basque is also the first to reach five victories in the Rolex Series tournaments of the DP World Tour (European Circuit), breaking the tie with the British Tyrrell Hatton.
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But Rahm's business at Dubai's Jumeraih Estates doesn't stop there.
The other achievements achieved by Barrika's man in the DP World Tour Championship 2022, according to the European Tour portal, are: 1) Ninth victory on the European Tour, equaling his compatriot Manolo Piñero as the fifth Spaniard with the most wins.
Jon only has Seve Ballesteros (50), Txema Olazábal (23), Miguel Ángel Jiménez (21) and Sergio García (16) ahead of him. 2) The sixth victory of Spanish golf this year after those of Pablo Larrazábal (2), Adri Arnaus, Adrián Otaegui and his two, at the Spanish Open and the Dubai World Cup; the 201st triumph of Spanish players in the history of the European Tour.
Otaegui had the honor of achieving the 200 at the Estrella Damm Andalucía Masters. 3) It is the fourth time that Jon has finished in the top three of the Race to Dubai (former Order of Merit) in six seasons on the Circuit (11th and 22nd in the other two).
4) He is the outstanding leader in the European points classification for the Ryder Cup, with 1,850. 5) It is his third victory this season after the PGA Tour's Mexico Open and the Spanish Open, equaling his greatest harvest of valid victories for the world ranking in a single year.
He also got three in 2017, 2018 and 2019. The total, 16 wins valid for the world ranking, in addition to the one he achieved in the Zurich Classic (in pairs) on the PGA Tour. And 6) With the 3 million dollars won at the Dubai Final, he ends the official season in Europe with more than 4.5 million euros, his second best year on the DP World Tour, only surpassed by the more than 6 million pocketed in 2019.
“I hope people stop telling me it's been a bad year. Three wins on three different continents. Yes, it hasn't been a great year at the Grand Slams, but it's still a very, very good season. This year my second child was born, many changes in the house… I have many videos of my children at home laughing and doing things.
Kelley (wife of the Biscayan) sent me one of our youngest son when he applauded, and that's what I thought in the last holes, played with the hope of trying to make him applaud a little more", said Jon proudly with the World Cup trophy in his hands. hands.