Jon Rahm the legionnaire, the name of team

The team led by Jon Rahm, whose status as the world's highest-paid sportsman is well known, will join Liv Golf 2024, the Arab Super League, as the thirteenth team in this separate golf league.

by Andrea Gussoni
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Jon Rahm the legionnaire, the name of team
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The team led by Jon Rahm, whose status as the world's highest-paid sportsman is well known, will join Liv Golf 2024, the Arab Super League, as the thirteenth team in this separate golf league. In view of this new chapter, the Basque champion decided to draw on history to find the perfect name for his team.

Everything indicates that the team will be called "Legio XIII", in homage to one of the most famous Roman legions. Also known as Legio XIII Gemina, this legion was founded by Julius Caesar in 57 BC. and became famous for being the first to cross the Rubicon River on January 10, 49 BC, an event that marked a significant turning point in the history of ancient Rome.

John Rahm, news

Jon Rahm's first teammate is expected to be Kieran Vincent, a Zimbabwean golfer who won his first professional tournament on the Asian Tour last April, in the international series in Vietnam. Furthermore, they could be joined by the South African Christo Lamprecht, a giant 203 centimeters tall, who in 2023 was the first amateur since 2015 (Paul Dunne) to close the prestigious The Open, golf's oldest Major tournament, in the lead.

Jon Rahm has embarked on an extraordinary career in the world of golf. During his college years at Arizona State University, he demonstrated his talent by winning 11 tournaments, second only to Phil Mickelson, who achieved 16.

In 2015, he participated in the Phoenix Open as an amateur player and surprised everyone by achieving fifth place. On April 1, he topped the World Amateur Golf Ranking, a position he held for 25 weeks, and then regained for another 35 weeks.

These successes allowed him to qualify for the U.S. Open and the following year's Open Championship. In his first U.S. Open he achieved an excellent twenty-third place, but decided to turn professional, thus losing the right to participate in the Open Championship.

His professional debut was at the Quicken Loans National, where he finished third. Later, at the Canadian Open, he finished second. At the end of the season, he earned a card for the 2017 PGA Tour. His first victory was at the Farmers Insurance Open, thanks to an eagle on the last hole, thus guaranteeing access to the major world tournaments.

In the World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship he came third, while in the Dell Technologies Match Play he reached the final, losing to Dustin Johnson. He won the Irish Open title and the final tournament of the European Tour season, the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai, also winning the rookie of the year award.

He started 2018 with a second place at the Tournament of Champions, still behind Dustin Johnson, but then won the CareerBuilder Challenge, reaching second in the world rankings. He went on to triumph at the Spanish Open and the 2018 Ryder Cup alongside the European team.

At the end of the year, he took the title at the Hero World Challenge in December. In 2019 he won the Zurich Classic of New Orleans and took third place at the U.S. Open. He went on to win the Irish Open and defended his title at the Spanish Open.

At the end of the season, he triumphed again at the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai, finishing top of the Race to Dubai and becoming European Tour Golfer of the Year. His golf career has been extraordinary and continues to shine on the international scene.

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