Seve marks the route to Jon Rahm

Rahmbo chose a tournament surrounded by legend: the Memorial, founded by Jack Nickaus and with a record by Tiger Woods. There, at number one, Ballesteros also appears.


Jon Rahm pointed to number one since this unusual year began. The classification was so tight that a victory or a place of honor could raise him to the top any Sunday. It was a matter of time, of maintaining regularity, the consistency of his golf, to achieve the goal. The pandemic stopped everything in March, in the middle of The Players, the considered fifth major. And he also postponed Rahm's assault until an epic July 19 that is already part of the memory of Spanish golf. Without an audience, with a sultry heat, with postponements due to storms, the Vizcayan from Barrika held the type to the push of Ryan Palmer, scored a magic blow on the 16th hole, and became the second Spanish number one in history, 30 years and 11 months after Seve Ballesteros.

Rahm chose a tournament surrounded by legend: the Memorial Tournament, in Ohio. An event founded by Jack Nicklaus, the Golden Bear, who also designed the course and presented the trophy. One of the greats in history. Perhaps the largest. On his record, where of course Nicklaus shines, twice, the name of Tiger Woods shines, who holds the record with five victories. Others will say that he is the greatest. There is debate. Thus, from myth to myth, Jon Rahm became the 24th number one ever, among which a Spaniard already appeared: “It has been incredible to enter history with Seve”. Last December he also conquered the European Order of Merit, now renamed Race to Dubai, and the distant reference was the same: Ballesteros, 28 years earlier. Rahm follows the Severian path. Between them there have been other great Spanish players, especially José María Olazábal and Sergio García, both winners in the Augusta Masters, but they failed to rise to number one. Rahmbo is now missing a major. Or more. He has them marked on the route of Seve.

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