Turned professional after earning low-amateur honors in last year's U.S. Open at Oakmont (Pa.) Country Club and finished third to earn an exemption into The Open Championship at Royal Troon. In January, he holed a 60-foot eagle putt on the 72nd hole at Torrey Pines to secure his first PGA Tour victory in the Farmers Insurance Open. That rocketed Rahm inside the top 40 of the Official World Golf Ranking. As an amateur, Rahm won the 2015 McCormack Medal for being No. 1 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking following the U.S. Amateur at Olympia Fields (Ill.) Country Club, which earned him a spot in the 2016 U.S. Open. Rahm also was a two-time winner of the Ben Hogan Award, given to the best amateur golfer and he broke Jack Nicklaus' 72-hole scoring mark in the 2014 World Amateur Team Championship in Japan, shooting 263. Nicklaus had owned the record for 54 years. At Arizona State, Rahm won 11 tournaments, including the 2016 Pacific-12 Conference title. He was coached at ASU by Tim Mickelson, the brother of 1990 U.S. Amateur champion and five-time major winner Phil Mickelson. Tim has since become Rahm's manager.
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