Jon Rahm, first pitch at World Series Game 4


Jon Rahm, first pitch at World Series Game 4
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Major League Baseball has announced that on Tuesday, Jon Rahm, an alumnus of Arizona State University and resident of Phoenix, will have the honour of throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at Game 4 of the World Series between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Texas Rangers.

This year, Scottie Scheffler and Jordan Spieth, both PGA TOUR stars who claimed victory at the Masters, also threw a first pitch for the Texas Rangers. Additionally, this season, golfers including Adam Hadwin, Justin Rose and Brian Harman have had the privilege of throwing out the first pitch at games for the Toronto Blue Jays, Chicago Cubs and Atlanta Braves, respectively.

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Interestingly, Rahm had a close-up view of live pitching earlier in the season at the Titleist Performance Institute in California, when Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher, Walker Buehler, threw pitches to the 11-time TOUR winner.

Despite his experience playing baseball, Rahm expressed awe at the accuracy of the pitchers, remarking that he was amazed at how small the plate was and how the pitchers were able to hit the same spot twice in a row. Without a doubt, this will be a momentous and exciting event for Rahm, who will undoubtedly do his best to make the most of this unique opportunity.

Rahm contends that the Fall Classic demands a laser of his own.

The fourth game of the Diamondbacks versus Rangers commences at 8:03 p.m. ET on Tuesday, October 31. He attended Arizona State University and won 11 college tournaments, second only to Phil Mickelson who won 16 titles. In 2015 he participated as an amateur in the Phoenix Open, finishing fifth [4].

On April 1 he became first in the World Amateur Golf Ranking and remained there for 25 weeks, then regained the position and held it for another 35 weeks. He thus qualified for the U.S. Open and the Open Championship the following year: in the first of the two tournaments he came twenty-third, then turned professional, simultaneously losing the right to play in the Open.

The Quicken Loans National was his first professional event and he finished third. The Canadian Open instead saw him come second. At the end of the season he obtained a card for the 2017 PGA Tour. Rahm found his first success in the Farmers Insurance Open thanks to an eagle on the last hole, managing to enter the major tournaments on the world scene.

At the Mexico Championship, an event in the World Golf Championships series, he finished third, two strokes behind the winner Dustin Johnson, while in the second event, the Dell Technologies Match Play, he lost the final against Johnson himself.

He later won the Irish Open by six strokes and the final tournament of the European Tour season, the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai, also winning the rookie of the year award.

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