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Top amateur Jon Rahm turns pro following U.S. Open
by Brentley Romine
Jun 20, 2016
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Jon Rahm, the world’s top-ranked amateur, is now officially a professional. The former Arizona State standout and two-time Hogan Award winner made the move after earning low-amateur honors with a T-23 finish at the U.S. Open.
“It’s a special moment being where I am and being this course and today the last day of my amateur career,” Rahm said after his final-round, even-par 70 on Sunday at Oakmont.
Rahm, who signed with Lagardere Sports for management and marketing representation, will compete on a sponsor exemption this week at the Quicken Loans National at Congressional, his first event as a pro.He has also received exemptions into the Barracuda Championship, Barbasol Championship, RBC Canadian Open, Travelers Championship and John Deere Classic.
Non-members are allowed up to seven sponsor exemptions.
Rahm also won the Nicklaus Award this season as the nation’s most outstanding Division I men’s golfer. He won four times this season, including at the Pac-12 Championship and NCAA Albuquerque Regional, and didn’t finish outside the top 10. In four years at ASU, Rahm won 11 times.
Rahm has also had success on the PGA Tour level. In 2015, he shared fifth place at the Waste Management Phoenix Open and finished T-10 at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba.
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