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ASU alum Jon Rahm began his professional career at the U.S. Open


ASU alumnus Jon Rahm has played his final round of golf as an amateur golfer this weekend at the U.S. Open. The competition was at an all-time high, as Rahm went up against Dustin Johnson, Jason Day, Jordan Spieth and others.

The two-time Ben Hogan award winner performed well during the meet, hitting +7 overall and ranking no. 23 with seven other golfers. He was the only amateur golfer to make it to the third round.

Rahm spoke to Golfweek reporter Brentley Romine about this moment and how special it is to him.

"It’s a special moment being where I am and being this course and today the last day of my amateur career,” Rahm said.

Rahm struggled in the first day when he hit 76, or +6, for the day, a number that would put him in the middle of the leaderboard. He picked it up in the second round when he hit for 69 or -1 par and take a place in the top ten. In the third round, Rahm hit for +2 overall and in his final round he hit for an even par.

With his amateur career officially over, Rahm is already looking forward as he will compete at the Quicken Loans Nationals this weekend as a pro for the first time.

He's already signed for Lagardere Sports and Entertainment to represent him and is looking forward to trying to replicate his success that he had in college to the big leagues.


Reach the reporter at osoussi@asu.edu or follow @omarksoussi on Twitter.

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