No. 1 ranked amateur Jon Rahm making pro debut at Congressional
Jon Rahm, the top ranked amateur in the world, turned in an impressive showing at Oakmont last week. The Arizona State product was just one over in his final three rounds, finishing T-23 and earning top amateur honors at the U.S. Open
Now it's time for Rahm to take his game to the next level.
Rahm, the first two-time Ben Hogan winner (awarded to college golf's top player), is making his pro debut this week at the Quicken Loans National.
“Obviously last week was really special,” Rahm said Tuesday at Congressional. “This week, I couldn’t be more excited. My expectations were really high when I came here, and the golf course just exceeded them all. It’s a beautiful golf course.”
Though this is his first tournament as a professional, it's not his first venture in a PGA Tour event. Rahm made news in 2015 for finishing T-5 at the Waste Management. He also had a T-10 at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba last year, and shot three sub-70 rounds at the Travelers Championship.
Rahm is not the only hot-shot am turning pro this week. Jordan Niebrugge, who finished sixth at the British Open last year and won the 2013 U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship, joins the pro circuit after a decorated career at Oklahoma State.