Jon Rahm, player of the year 2021

The 2021 DP World Tour Player of the Year with European Tour boss Keith Pelley.

For the second time in three years, the 27-year-old Jon Rahm is named the 2021 Player of the Year on the DP World Tour. A well-deserved distinction for the Spaniard, winner of the US Open last June and number 1 in the world continuously since July 19…

at 27, Jon Rahm keep writing history. First Spanish golfer to win theus open last June in torrey pines (California), won for the second time in three years the honorary title of player of the year 2021, the Seve Ballesteros Award.

An exceptional year 2021, especially in the Grand Slam, for the Basque who also finished 5th in the teachers8 in PGA Championship and 3rd inBritish Open. It was also at the end of the British when Rahm regained the first place in the world, ceded just a few days before to the American. Dustin Johnson. Since then, it has firmly installed itself on the roof of the world (42 weeks in total since July 20, 2020) and, as such, is the worthy successor to Severiano Ballesterosthe first number 1 in the Spanish world in history (between April 1986 and August 1989).

Despite the bitter defeat in strait of whistles (Wisconsin) at the end of September against the United States (19-9), Jon Rahm was one of the few who “floated” within the European selection of ryder cup by scoring 3.5 points in 5 games played, including 3 alongside his compatriot, sergio garcia. An undefeated duo!

We do regret, however, that the former Race winner (in 2019) is becoming increasingly rare on the European circuit. In 2021, he has only competed in three Tour events, finishing seventh overall. Scottish Open then the 13th in theSpanish Open on October 10 in Madrid before failing the court a week later in theMasters of Andalusia.

next to world tour dpJon Rahm especially shone in the PGA Tour where he posted 9 top 10s, including 3 top 5s. En route to victory in the memorial tournament two weeks before the US Open, he had to withdraw from the competition, with a heavy heart, having tested positive for Covid-19!

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