Caleb Surratt can't book a hotel room alone

Jon Rahm shares his experience and his wishes for the future of golf as he prepares to return to competition

by Andrea Gussoni
Caleb Surratt can't book a hotel room alone
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Jon Rahm shares his experience and his wishes for the future of golf as he prepares to return to competition. After facing challenges in Palm Springs and Torrey Pines, as well as the Spanish Open and the Dubai final, if he qualifies, Rahm hopes to return to playing in significant events.

Caleb Suratt

At LIV Golf, Caleb Surratt, the 19-year-old junior on Jon Rahm's team, has been the subject of attention and support. Despite obstacles, such as the need for an adult over the age of 21 to check into his room at a hotel in Las Vegas, Surratt shows maturity and determination in his foray into professional golf.

Rahm praises Surratt's maturity and highlights the importance of learning and autonomy on the path to success. He credits peers like Tyrrell Hatton as positive role models in the world of golf. Additionally, Rahm reflects on the changes needed at the Majors, such as allowing LIV Golf players to qualify for these important tournaments.

He expresses his desire to compete again on the PGA Tour and in events such as the Spanish Open and the Dubai final. In summary, Rahm shares his personal experiences and his vision for the future of professional golf, highlighting the importance of learning, maturity and inclusion in the sport.

Jon Rahm Rodríguez, born November 10, 1994 in Barrika, Vizcaya, is an outstanding Spanish professional golfer, currently ranked number 3 in the world. His golf career began to stand out when he held the number one spot in the World Amateur Golf Ranking for sixty weeks, setting an absolute record in that ranking.

Rahm made his professional debut in 2016, participating in the United States Open, an event that he would win five years later, on June 20, 2021, thus becoming the first Spanish golfer to achieve this feat. Throughout his professional career, he has won several notable titles, such as the San Diego Open, the Irish Open, and the Dubai World Championship in 2017.

Additionally, on July 19, 2020, he won the Memorial Tournament in Ohio, rising to the number one spot in the PGA World Golf Rankings and displacing Rory McIlroy. With this achievement, Rahm became the twenty-fourth number one in the history of golf, the tenth European and the second Spaniard after Severiano Ballesteros.

In 2023, Rahm reached new milestones by becoming champion of the prestigious Augusta Masters, becoming the fourth Spaniard to achieve this, after Severiano Ballesteros, José María Olazábal and Sergio García.

Furthermore, he contributed to the European team in the Ryder Cup, securing his second victory in this tournament after his participation in 2018, further cementing his position as one of the best golfers in the world.

Jon Rahm