Rahm is back after withdrawing from US Open

This week's stop in Nashville for LIV Golf features Bryson DeChambeau

by Andrea Gussoni
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Rahm is back after withdrawing from US Open
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This week's stop in Nashville for LIV Golf features Bryson DeChambeau. The brand new champion of the US Open steals all the attention for the accolade that his victory in Pinehurst meant for the circuit last Sunday, although the return of Jon Rahm was also in the news, after his withdrawal from the third major of the season with the problems caused due to a wound between the toes of his left foot.

"It was the best decision," he clarified in front of journalists. "And we have put in place the means to prevent it from happening again. I can now walk well, although I haven't done it much. I am looking forward to playing again."

Jon Rahm, results

Rahm attended the victory of the leader of the Crushers as a viewer and said he enjoyed the spectacle, "especially Bryson's bunker shot", which he elevated to one of the best approaches in history like Tom Watson's at Pebble Beach ( US Open 1982), Phil's at Baltusrol (PGA 2005) and some of Tiger's at Augusta." The Barrika golfer took the opportunity to congratulate David Puig, who studied at Arizona State University like him, for his Olympic qualification and threw a club at the NBC broadcast.

"One of the things that burned me the most, and I think it was Smylie (Kaufman) who said it, was that he severely downplayed how difficult Rory's putt was on 18. When he said it was a left-to-center putt, yeah "You hit that putt like that and you miss the hole, you're off the green because of the steep slope.

You could see Rory aiming at least one hole left from three feet. They seriously downplayed how difficult that putt was." Rahm played successful college golf for Arizona State University. During this time, he won 11 titles and led the World Amateur Golf Ranking for a total of 60 weeks.

After graduating, he became a professional golfer in 2016. In the first year of his professional career, he confirmed his good results and played his way up to second place in the world rankings. Rahm won the Dubai World Championship, the final tournament of the European Tour, in 2017 and 2019, among others.

In July 2020, Jon Rahm reached the top of the world golf rankings for the first time by winning the Memorial. Rahm was the 24th player and the second Spaniard after Severiano Ballesteros to lead the world rankings. He lost his top position two weeks later to Justin Thomas, but regained it after the PGA Championships, only to lose it again two weeks later to Dustin Johnson.

After Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth, Rahm was the third player to lead the world rankings in both the amateur and professional categories. At the 2021 Memorial, Rahm was the defending champion and was six strokes ahead after three rounds, but had to withdraw from the current tournament due to a positive test for SARS-CoV-2.

Four weeks later, on his return to the tour, Rahm achieved his first major victory when he won the 2021 US Open at the Torrey Pines Golf Course near San Diego, California, by one stroke ahead of Louis Oosthuizen. Rahm is the first Spaniard to win the US Open.

In addition, with the victory, Rahm took the lead in the world golf rankings for the third time, which he held until July 2021 In April 2023, he won his second major, the Masters in Augusta, by four strokes ahead of Phil Mickelson and Brooks Koepka, who he was four strokes behind before the final round. With the victory, Rahm climbed back to the top of the world golf rankings

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