With just over 15 days until Jon Rahm's debut at LIV Golf with his Legio XIII team, only one of his teammates is confirmed. As previously announced in MARCA, Kieran Vincent, a 26-year-old Zimbabwean golfer who joined the League promoted by Saudi Arabia through the school, will be one of the players who will compete alongside Rahm in the Mayakoba tournament from the 2nd to the 4th.
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The next to sign his participation will be Caleb Surratt, a 21-year-old young man and former world number 1 in his junior category. Coming from the University of Tennessee, Surratt reached sixth place in the world amateur ranking.
Originally from Matthews, North Carolina, he is a golfer who also uses Callaway brand material, just like Rahm. In fact, according to information from Ten Golf, Surratt was scheduled to compete in the Dubai Desert Classic but has been replaced in the squad of players who will participate in the DP World Tour tournament.
As for the fourth member of the team, talks are underway with Wyndham Clark, who was the last winner of the US Open, according to some unconfirmed information. Jon Rahm attended Arizona State University, where he achieved considerable success by winning 11 tournaments on the college circuit.
This remarkable performance placed him second all-time, with only Phil Mickelson having earned 16 college titles. In 2015, as an amateur, he participated in the Phoenix Open, managing to reach an impressive fifth place. On April 1 of that year, Jon Rahm became number one in the World Amateur Golf Ranking, a position he held for 25 consecutive weeks.
Subsequently, he returned to this position for another 35 weeks. This success allowed him to qualify for the U.S. Open and the Open Championship the following year, but it was in the first of these tournaments that he distinguished himself, finishing twenty-third and deciding to turn professional, losing the right to participate in the Open Championship.
His professional debut came at the Quicken Loans National, where he took an excellent third place. In the Canadian Open, he placed second. At the end of the season, he obtained a card for the 2017 PGA Tour. Jon Rahm achieved his first victory in the Farmers Insurance Open, thanks to an eagle on the last hole, and this result allowed him to enter the circuit of the most prestigious tournaments in the world .
He continued to shine, taking third place at the Mexico Championship, just two strokes behind winner Dustin Johnson, and reached the final of the Dell Technologies Match Play, losing to Johnson himself. Subsequently, he won the Irish Open by six strokes and the final tournament of the European Tour season, the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai, also taking the rookie of the year award.
In 2018, he began the season with a second-place finish at the Tournament of Champions, still behind Dustin Johnson, but later triumphed at the CareerBuilder Challenge, reaching second in the rankings. He also won the Spanish Open and contributed to the European victory in the 2018 Ryder Cup.
He ended the year with the title at the Hero World Challenge in December. In 2019, Jon Rahm continued to shine by winning the Zurich Classic of New Orleans and taking third place at the U.S. Open. He successfully defended his title at the Irish Open and the Spanish Open.
At the season finale, he triumphed again at the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai, finishing top of the Race to Dubai and being named European Tour Golfer of the Year.