Press review: the world of golf surrenders to Jon Rahm

The national and international press echoed the Spaniard's victory in the Memorial Tournament and his leadership in the world golf ranking.


Jon Rahm's victory in the PGA Tour Memorial Tournament, and his number one in the world rankings, makes headlines in the national and international press. He became the second Spaniard to lead the OWGR, more than thirty years after Severiano Ballesteros did so.

L'Equipe: The prestigious French newspaper titled "Jon Rahm wins the Memorial and becomes number 1 in the world" his chronicle on Sunday. "Despite a two-stroke penalty, Jon Rahm secured the Memorial Tournament, his fourth success on the PGA Tour. He became the first Spaniard to conquer the world throne since the magician Seve Ballesteros," say the French, remembering Seve.

The Times: The English open their news with "A magnificent Jon Rahm survives the late scare to snatch Rory McIlroy's position number 1 in the world", mentioning the British player, who loses the first position. "Jon Rahm overcame his nerves to win the Memorial Tournament in the Ohio rain last night and dismisses Rory McIlroy as the number 1 in the world. He becomes the second Spaniard to occupy the first position after Seve Ballesteros" .

The New York Times: The American media headlines "Rahm's Two New Attributes: Composure and Number One in the Ranking", drawing praise. "With his Memorial victory, previously petulant Rahm takes over the world rankings."

PGA Tour: The official website of the circuit opens with a "Rahm, on top of Jack's house", referring to the victory of the Spaniard on the field designed by Nicklaus. "Jon Rahm survived a difficult Sunday to clinch his fourth Tour title."

FOX Sports: The North Americans mention in their headline the Rahm incident on the 16th hole for which he was penalized. "On top of the world: Jon Rahm survives a late crash and controversy over the rules to become golf's new number one" The specialized portal for the discipline titled "Jon Rahm is a champion with class. Complicated victory and more" .

El Correo: The newspaper of his native Bizkaia opens his digital edition with "Jon Rahm is already number one in the world". In addition, in the subtitle they point "Win The Memorial and become the 24th player to access the planetary throne, the second Spanish after Seve Ballesteros" .

Brand: "Jon Rahm returns the number one to Spain with a blow to history", mentioning his shot at 16. On its cover it is titled "Jon Rahm, number one in the world" .

Sport: Titled "Jon Rahm, New World Golf Number One". In addition, they accompany with "The Basque Jon Rahm wins the Memorial and unseats McIlroy as number one. He follows in the footsteps of Ballesteros and is the second Spaniard to reach number one"

Sports World: The Barcelona City newspaper opens with "Jon Rahm is the new No. 1 in world golf. The Basque player wins the Memorial and becomes the 24th king in history, the second Spanish 31 years after Seve Ballesteros" .

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