Original title: From the amateur first to the world’s first Lahm’s career is short but comparable to three places
News from June 22, Beijing time, Jon Ram was born on November 10, 1994 in Barrica, Basque Country, Spain. His surname is derived from the Swiss ancestors who moved to Spain in the 1780s; his father is a Basque. , His mother is from Madrid. Invited by Phil Mickelson’s younger brother, Tim Mickelson, he studied at Arizona State University on a scholarship and obtained a bachelor’s degree in communication. During college, Jon Ram won 11 college golf tournaments, ranking second in school history, second only to Phil Mickelson, who has won 16 championships.
Jon Ram won the Ben Hogan Award back-to-back in 2015 and 2016, becoming the first player in history to win the award twice. In his junior year, he participated in the 2015 Phoenix Open as an amateur, and was finally three shots behind the champion and tied for fifth place. On April 1, 2015, local time, Lahm became the 28th player in history to reach the top of the world amateur golf rankings and maintained it for 25 weeks. When he reached the top of the world for the second time, the Spaniard occupied it for another 35 weeks. In the end, the amateur world ranked first for a total of 60 weeks, setting a record. In 2015, he won the Mark H-Mccormack Medal as a leading player in the World Amateur Golf Ranking, which made him eligible to participate in the U.S. Open and Open the following year. With a series of good results by winning the Pac-12 Conference Championship and NCAA Regional Championships, and then tied for third in the National Championship, Jon Lahm ended his college career. He was the best amateur player in the 2016 U.S. Open-where he had a total score of 7 above par and tied for 23rd place. This was also the last game he played as an amateur.
After the 2016 U.S. Open, Jon Ram turned into a professional player, which means that he lost his immunity from the 2016 British Open. The following week, Jon Lahm participated in his Quicken Loans National Championship as a professional player. He led the way in the first two rounds and was tied for third place by three strokes behind the champion. This The results are enough to allow him to re-qualify for the British Open, because the event is one of the qualifications for the British Open. Next, Jon Ram tied for second place at the RBC Canadian Open, ensuring that he would receive a special temporary membership for the rest of the season. As a non-member, he earned enough points to get his 2017 PGA Tour card.
In late January 2017, local time, Jon Lahm pushed into the 60-foot Eagles putt on the last hole and won the Farmers Insurance Open, which was the first PGA Tour championship title of his career. With this victory, he jumped from 137th to 46th in the official world golf rankings, and also qualified for the US Masters, Players Championship, US PGA Championship and World Championships. On March 2, 2017, local time, Jon Ram played for the first time in the World Championships in the Mexico Championships, and finally tied for third place, two shots behind Dustin Johnson, who won the championship. In the second game of the Dell Technology World Championships, Jon Ram reached the final and lost to Dustin Johnson again for runner-up, which put him on a career high and ranked 14th in the world. Ram was tied for 27th in his first US Masters, then 4th in the Wells Fargo Championship, and tied for runner-up in the Colonial Invitational, which put him in the top 10 of the world rankings. Then Jon Ram made his debut on the European Tour. He was tied for 10th at the French Open and won the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open the following week. This was his first European Tour. Tour victory. That year, Jon Lahm finished the PGA TOUR regular season as sixth place, scoring the top ten in all four playoff games, and finally ranked fifth. In the European Tour finals, he won the Dubai World Tour Championship and won the European Tour Newcomer of the Year award that year.
In 2018, Jon Lahm was 8 shots behind Dustin Johnson in the Sentinel Championship at the beginning of the year, finishing runner-up. Later that month, he defeated Andrew Landry in a sudden death game and won the Career Pida Challenge, which was his second PGA Tour victory in his career. This victory made Lahm rise to second place in the world rankings at the time, and won 4 championships in only 38 professional games-this record was second only to Tiger Woods in the past 30 years. In April, Ram won the European Tour Spanish Open. In September, he represented the European team in the Ryder Cup and swept the US team with a 7-point advantage at home. In December, Jon Ram won the Hero World Challenge where Tiger Woods played host.
In April 2019, Jon Ram worked with partner Ryan Palmer to win the New Orleans Zurich Classic on the PGA Tour. In June, he tied for the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. Three. In July, Ram won the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open again, and he was 5 strokes behind after 54 holes. In October, Ram achieved his title defense at the Spanish Open. In November, Ram won the Dubai World Tour Championship again, and won the European Tour Dubai Championship and the European Tour Golfer of the Year Award.
In July 2020, Jon Lahm won the memorial golf championship and reached the top of the world for the first time. He also became the second Spaniard to become the number one in the world after Sev Ballesteros. But Ram’s world number one only lasted for two weeks and was taken away after Justin Thomas won the 2020 World Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational. In August, Jon Ram won the FedEx Cup postseason BMW Championship and defeated his “old enemy” Dustin Johnson.
In January 2021, Jon Ram signed a long-term agreement with Callaway. In June, Jon Ram was forced to retire from the Memorial Golf Tournament due to a positive test for the new crown virus in June. He was still 6 shots ahead after 54 holes. On June 20, local time, Jon Ram caught birdies on 71 and 72 holes back-to-back and won the U.S. Open. This was the first Grand Slam championship of his career and it became history. The first Spaniard to win the US Open-he dedicated his victory to the late Spanish golfer Sef Ballesteros.
It is worth mentioning that Jon Ram is the fourth player in the 121-year history of the U.S. Open to end with a back-to-back birdie and win the championship. Let’s take a look at the first three golden names-the first U.S. Open champion to win with a back-to-back birdie is Ben Hogan (Okmund in 1953), and the second is in Barr in 1980. Jack Nicklaus, who won the fourth US Open in his career by Baltusrol, and Tom Watson, who did this 39 years ago in Pebble Beach, is the third. ).
Off the court, Jon Ram is a diehard of the Basque football team Athletic Bilbao and was awarded the club’s special guest in a game in December 2019 local time.
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