ASU Golfer Jon Rahm Graduates to the PGA TOUR
It didn’t take long for the former No. 1-ranked amateur, and two-time Ben Hogan Award winner – Jon Rahm – to get going on the PGA TOUR, but we had a feeling that might happen. The Spaniard already has four top-ten finishes in his young professional career including a T2 finish last week at the RBC Canadian Open, and a T5 finish at the 2015 Waste Management Phoenix Open when he was still playing his golf team’s home matches at ASU Karsten.
While Rahm is lighting up professional courses like the Fourth of July, and routinely making the Golf Channel highlight reel, he still hasn’t secured the all-important PGA TOUR card for next season. Although it seems as it’s only a matter of when, not if. His $886,008 in earnings this year – not bad for his first job out of college – is already more than the $747,899 mark required to break the top-125 last year, and his STM (special temporary membership) status grants him unlimited sponsor invites for the remainder of the season.
Rahm will have three more chances to get over the hump. The first at the 2016 Travelers Championship where he placed T64 last year. After that, his final two chances to accrue points and money will come at the John Deere Classic and the Wyndham Championship.
Good luck, Jon!