Barrika's kid dreamed of being Seve ... and he succeeded

"This is for Seve, I know he wanted to win this tournament"


"This is for Seve, I know he wanted to win this tournament." Jon Rahm's first words were to remember his idol, that Martian from Pedreña who placed Spain in a sport alien to the interest of our country. A little over 100 kilometers away, in 1994, in the San Telmo de Barrika neighborhood, a shy and quiet boy was born who spent a lot of time among adults, the son of a school teacher and whose father was a councilor for the PNV in the town. Golf and Athletic focused his thoughts as a child and from the Larrabea Golf Club in Legutio he launched himself into the world with the firm idea of emulating his idol: Seve Ballesteros.

There began an almost impossible dream that led him to Arizona State. Tim Mickelson noticed him and his brother Phil sponsored him. And San Diego became the second Barrika. The Torrey Pines course is his go-to place. There he won his first PGA tournament, proposed to his wife Kelley and has won his first major: the US Open. The Great One who always dreamed of winning Severiano. Those who know him closely assure that his heart is even bigger than the talent that he holds in his 188-centimeter body. He wanted to win in California for Seve, to celebrate Father's Day with his aita Edorta, for his son Kepa ... and to return the illusion in golf to a country that has a new 26-year-old idol. More will come, do not hesitate.

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