The fiery Spaniard has risen up the charts since turning professional after earning low-amateur honors in the 2016 U.S. Open at Oakmont (Pa.) Country Club. Early in 2017, 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. He picked up his second PGA Tour win in a playoff at the 2018 CareerBuilder Challenge, and following a fourth-place finish in his second Masters in April, stood at No. 3 in the OWGR. 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.
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