Fast Riser: Jon Rahm Reaches World Top 10

Jon Rahm, the fiery 22-year-old Spanish phenom, has been incredible in his first full year on the PGA Tour.

 
Making the cut in all 14 events he has entered this season, Rahm has one victory (Farmers Insurance Open), and SIX top-five finishes.

After another successful week at a tournament he had never played before, a T2 finish at the Dean & DeLuca Invitational, Rahm added another accomplishment to his impressive resume: reaching the top 10 in the Official World Golf Rankings (OWGR).


Bullets

  • Numero Nuevo: Jon Rahm’s runner-up finish at the Dean & DeLuca Invitational raised him to World No. 9, his first time inside the top-10.
  • 24 Starts: Rahm is No. 9, despite having only 24 events count toward his rankings. The next player with fewer than 30 events is #85 Steve Stricker (27).
  • Fifth Youngest: At 22 years old, Rahm is the fifth youngest to reach the top 10 in OWGR history. The only players to do it younger were Sergio Garcia (20), Rory McIlroy (20), Jordan Spieth (21), and Tiger Woods (21).
  • Big Jump: Rham began 2017 ranked #137, a jump of 128 spots. The only other player inside the top 40 who was outside the top 100 to start the year is No. 39 Wesley Bryan.

Quotable

“Gave myself another chance. Like I keep saying, 22-year-old, first year on tour, I’m not supposed to have this many options to win. Hopefully I can get another one before the year is over.”
Jon Rahm


Joel Cook

Joel Cook is Pro Golf Weekly's Lead Writer. He is a member of the Golf Writer's Association of America.



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