There are many ways to climb to the top in Golf. Bernhard Langer of Anhausen was named in the introduction of the official world ranking in April 1986, number one, a Position that he had to be in three weeks, the Spaniard Severiano Ballesteros make. The düsseldorf Martin Kaymer ascended to the throne at the end of February 2011 for eight weeks after he was put in the finals of the World Matchplay Championship, the Englishman Luke Donald under. The Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy took over the top position even in the beginning of February of this year, for the seventh Time in his career, although he had paused in the previous week.
For his successor to Jon Rahm, the path seemed to be from two to 24. Primus of the industry on the final day of the Memorial tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin (Ohio) for nine holes as an impressive coronation procession, a worthy Demonstration of its Superiority. The 25-year-old Spaniard from Eibar in the Basque country seemed to be the strongest field that had gathered in a regular tournament on the PGA Tour (nine of the Top Ten, 43 of the Top 50 in the world ranking), under extremely difficult conditions with strong Winds and rough, high Grass surrounding the greens, to have a full grip on. After nine holes of the Pro with the nickname "Rahmbo had doubled" his lead ahead of his closest pursuers, the 43-year-old Texan Ryan Palmer, from four to eight blows. However, Bogeys on holes 10 and 14 and a Doppelbogey on hole 11 let his advantage after 15 holes in three strokes melt – the ideal opportunity to win the tournament in a typically Spanish way.
Only Woods and Spieth faster
Like his childhood idol, 2011, at the age of 54 of a brain tumor late Ballesteros, the Spanish Masters Champions Jose Maria Olazabal and Sergio Garcia, nevertheless the powerhouse cream with craftsmanship and creativity around the Green. Three Times he missed the last game, the Green lanes. The Ball landed in deep Rough, and three Times he pulled spectacularly from the affair. 16. Green, he carried the Ball in from ten metres to a Birdie in the hole, at 17. and 18. Green, he saved Par. The Birdie on 16. The hole was converted by the rules official after the round, a Bogey, because they aufbrummten cream two penalty strokes. When Addressing the Ball had moved a few millimeters, and the cream did not notice this oscillation, as he called it, had failed, the Ball in the original position back down. So won cream after a final round of 75 blows instead of five only, with a three-shot lead over Palmer, the 74 shots required. The Englishman Matthew Fitzpatrick, the with 68, the best round, managed to finished four shots behind in fourth place. McIlroy, who fell in the pecking order to number two, was left far behind at rank 32.
With the Grand Finale did not succeed Rahm is just a tribute to his idol Ballesteros. He is only the second Spaniard to make it in this Sport right up to the top. "That I am now part of the Golf story Seve, is just incredible. It is a unique feeling. I'm going to enjoy it for quite a long time,“ said the overjoyed winner, who cashed in for his tenth professional victory, the fourth win on the PGA Tour, 1,674 million dollars. "With 13 or 14 years, I've taken it upon myself to be the best Golfer in the world. It is just surreal that it happened so fast. How many people manage to meet as the mid-twenties for a life-long dream?“, Rahm asked. Only Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth managed to do it faster than cream that required exactly four years and 27 days as a professional, to make it to the top. Rahm is only the third Golfer after McIlroy and Spieth, who led both the Amateur and the professional world rankings.
That Rahm has what it takes to be number one, knew no one better than Phil Mickelson. The now fifty-year-old left-hander, on Sunday the 54. Place was informed by his brother Tim, who now serves Phil as a caddy, well. Tim Mickelson was supervised by Rahm during his College years at Arizona State University as a Coach and at the Beginning of his professional career as a Manager. "Jon is a remarkable Talent. And you can see it,“ said Phil Mickelson, as the Spaniard 2016 became a professional. "He hits the Ball very far and straight, he is very good with the iron and the Wedges, as well as a great Putter. In addition, he has excellent Course Management, he thinks on the court.“Updated Date: 21 July 2020, 03:19