Jon Rahm Aiming to Match a Staggering Tiger Woods Record at Upcoming European Tour Event

Published 10/06/2021, 3:25 PM EDT
Golf – The 2020 Ryder Cup – Whistling Straits, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, U.S. – September 25, 2021 Team Europe’s Jon Rahm plays out from the bunker on the 12th hole during the Four-balls REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst


This week, Jon Rahm is back at the Acciona Open de Espana (Spanish Open) this season. The European Tour event will have Rahm play in front of his home crowd who will welcome the 2021 US Open winner with open arms. Rahm, however, is on the verge of making history. If he wins, he will have achieved a feat only Tiger Woods has achieved since World War II.

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Aug 29, 2021; Owings Mills, Maryland, USA; Jon Rahm reacts after a shot on the 16th green during the final round of the BMW Championship golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports

Woods, considered the greatest of all time, has accumulated various wins and records over the course of his two-decade career. Meanwhile, Rahm, 26, has been a professional since 2016, and playing both the European Tour and PGA Tour, the World No. 1 has impressed everyone with his game.

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Jon Rahm could achieve a unique feat like Tiger Woods

In 2018 and 2019, Rahm won the Spanish Open. The event was cancelled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, returning this year to the Club de Campo Villa de Madrid. Rahm will now have an opportunity to secure a hat-trick by winning the tournament three consecutive times.

As per reports, Tiger Woods is the only other player under the age of 27 to win a PGA Tour or European Tour event three consecutive times since World War II. If Rahm wins, he will be the second player to have done so.

Additionally, Woods has actually done this twice, once at the Memorial and once at WGC-Bridgestone. Interestingly, he won three consecutive times at the same event two more times, but after turning 27.

Tiger Woods of USA plays out of rough by the 3rd fairway in his morning four ball match with Patrick Reed versus Tommy Fleetwood and Francesco Molinari of Europe during day two of the 2018 Ryder Cup at Le Golf National near Versailles on September 29th 2018 in France (Photo by Tom Jenkins)

On the European Tour, Ian Woosnam, Nick Falso, Colin Montgomerie and Sergio Garcia have won the same tournament three times straight since 1990. However, there is no age category for this. While on the PGA Tour, Steve Stricker and Stuart Appleby are the only players apart from Woods to do so.

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While Rahm may or may not win the event, he remains a fan favourite to do so.

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Rahm further spoke about how everything would indeed be unique, and how he would love to win a third time. In the end, the six-time PGA Tour winner admitted that it does not matter what event it is, as to win any event three times will be special.

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Devika Pawar is a golf and NBA writer at EssentiallySports. A psychology graduate from KJ Somaiya, she has over two years' worth of sportswriting experience at Republic World. Devika loves NBA a little too much and is a dedicated Golden State Warriors fan.

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