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The fiery Spaniard joined countryman and World Golf Hall of Fame member Seve Ballesteros as the only players from their country to ascend to the No. 1 spot in the Official World Golf Ranking. This came in July when Rahm captured the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio, as he surpassed Rory McIlroy. He then captured the second leg of the FedExCup Playoffs at the BMW Championship at Olympia Fields (Ill.) Country Club in a playoff over Dustin Johnson, who had regained the No. 1 ranking. Since turning professional a week after earning low-amateur honors in the 2016 U.S. Open at Oakmont (Pa.) Country Club, Rahm has steadily climbed to the top echelon of the game. 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. Last fall, he won the European Tour's Race to Dubai, while also claiming the season-ending DP World Tour Championship in Dubai. 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 C.C., 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.

U.S. Open Record
Year Site Scores To Par Finish
2019 Pebble Beach Golf Links 69-70-70-68--277 -7 T-3
2018 Shinnecock Hills Golf Club 78-77 +15 MC
2017 Erin Hills 76-73 +5 MC
2016 Oakmont Country Club 76-69-72-70--287 +7 T-23

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