Jon Rahm skips US Open: "I'm disappointed"

The 124th edition of the US Open, kicking off tomorrow and running through Sunday at Pinehurst, North Carolina, loses one of its most anticipated contenders

by Andrea Gussoni
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Jon Rahm skips US Open: "I'm disappointed"
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The 124th edition of the US Open, kicking off tomorrow and running through Sunday at Pinehurst, North Carolina, loses one of its most anticipated contenders. Spanish golfer Jon Rahm, former world number 1 and winner of the tournament in 2021, now a key player for LIV Golf, the Arabian Super League, will be forced to skip the third Major of the season due to a skin injury on his left foot.

Jon Rahm, statements

"After consulting with doctors and my team, I have decided to withdraw from the competition. To say that I am disappointed is an understatement. I wish all the participants good luck," stated the Basque player.

Jon Rahm Rodríguez, commonly known as Jon Rahm, is a professional golfer from Spain. He was born on November 10, 1994, in Barrika, Basque Country, Spain. Rahm played collegiate golf at Arizona State University, where he had a highly successful career.

He won 11 college tournaments during his time at ASU and was the number one ranked amateur golfer in the world for a record-breaking 60 weeks. He also received numerous awards and honors, including the Ben Hogan Award and the Mark H.

McCormack Medal. In 2016, Rahm turned professional and quickly made a name for himself on the PGA Tour. He won his first PGA Tour event, the Farmers Insurance Open, in January 2017, just months after turning pro. This victory propelled him into the spotlight and cemented his status as one of the most promising young talents in golf.

Rahm's success continued to grow, with multiple wins on both the PGA Tour and the European Tour. He has represented Europe in the Ryder Cup and has consistently been ranked among the top players in the world. One of Rahm's most notable achievements came in 2021 when he won the U.S.

Open, his first major championship victory. This triumph solidified his status as one of the elite players in the game. Off the course, Rahm is known for his passion and intensity on the course, as well as his humility and sportsmanship.

He is widely respected by his peers and fans alike for his talent and character. Jon Rahm's golfing career continues to thrive, and he remains one of the most exciting prospects in the world of professional golf.

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