The 25-year-old Spaniard enjoys leadership in the ranking after consecrating himself in the Memorial Tournament.
Jon Rahm confessed that it is a “true honor” to join Seve Ballesteros as the only Spaniards capable of becoming number one in the world.
The Barrika-born retained the title in the Memorial Tournament on Sunday to oust Rory McIlroy from the top of the golf ranking.
“I do not know how to describe it. It has been a goal since I was 13 or 14 years old,” said the 25-year-old, who appeared Monday as the new leader of the individual classification.
In this vein, Rahm recalled: “I remember hearing a story on the radio from my swing coach in Spain, Eduardo Celles. He asked me what my goals and ambitions were and I remember saying something like ‘I’m going to be the best player of the world ‘, and that’s what I set out to be. “
Likewise, the Spaniard commented how focused he is on each day in pursuit of his central objective. “Every day I wake up trying to be a better player, a better person, every day … a better husband, and this is how I can summarize it,” she assured.
It’s Official @JonRahmpga is World No.1!
the 24th No.1
the 2nd Spanish golfer after Seve Ballesteros to reach No.1
the 5th youngest after Woods, Spieth, McIlroy & Thomas.
the 3rd fastest to No.1 since turning pro after Woods & Spieth.#OWGR#OfficialWorldGolfRanking# WorldNo1 pic.twitter.com/QCWkJlRGT4
– OWGR (@OWGRltd) July 19, 2020
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