‘Might Have to Play Together..’: DP World Tour Pro Reveals Uplifting Message From Jon Rahm as Prestigious Golfing Event Draws Near

Published 05/30/2023, 8:27 AM EDT

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World No. 2 Jon Rahm, is undoubtedly one of the biggest names in golf at the moment. The 28-year-old kicked off 2023 by winning the Tournament of Champions and the American Express. Two top-10 finishes later, the Spaniard again saw success at the Genesis Open in February. However, Rahm’s biggest achievements came in early April when he won the highly-coveted Green Jacket at Augusta.

Currently, any golfer in the world would love a chance to tee it up with the Spaniard. But which pro does Rahm want to play a round of golf with? Let’s dive in to find out more!

European Tour golfer opens up on message from Jon Rahm


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On Sunday, Spain’s Pablo Larrazabal, picked up his 9th DP World Tour title after emerging winner at the 2023 KLM Open. A stellar final round saw the 40-year-old birdie three of his final four holes to win the event by two strokes. This was also Larrazabal’s second DP World Tour win in four weeks!

Riding high on his success, the golfer appeared on the latest episode of the Sky Sports Golf podcast and shared some interesting messages he has received in the past few days. One of those messages was from none other than fellow Spaniard and 2-time major winner, Jon Rahm himself.


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He sent me a nice message yesterday, a beautiful message,” revealed the pro. “On the PGA Championship, we were supposed to play a practice round, nine holes on Wednesday.” Larrazabal further revealed that while their Oak Hill plans got cancelled due to rain, Rahm wants to play a couple of rounds with him before the Ryder Cup event later this year. “We might have to play together. He said that last week and then yesterday, he said to me, ‘Well, we probably have to play nine holes together before Rome!‘”

In the podcast, the golfer shed light on his dreams of wanting to play in the Ryder Cup. The 2023 Ryder Cup is just months away from kicking off. This year’s tournament will see Luke Donald-led Team Europe take on Zach Johnson’s Team USA at the Marco Simone Golf and Country Club near Rome!

2023 KLM Open winner Pablo Larrazabal races up the Ryder Cup points list


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Pablo Larrazabal’s sensational run at the KLM Open saw the golfer card rounds of 66-73-67-69 to lift his ninth DP World Tour title. The $340,000 winner’s payout wasn’t the only big thing Larrazabal took away from the win. In fact, his latest victory saw him climb 19 places up the Ryder Cup points list!

He currently sits in the 9th place on the European Points list. Meanwhile, fellow Spaniard Jon Rahm, sits at the top of the standings. The six golfers who automatically qualify for the event will be confirmed on September 3. Team Europe captain Luke Donald, will then get six captain’s picks to complete the team.

Per Larrazabal, Donald had reached out to him after the KLM Open win, saying that the golfer was currently on his radar! This is huge for Larrazabal, who may finally make his Ryder Cup dreams come true this year.


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Do you think we will get to see Larrazabal and Rahm team up in Rome this year? Let us know in the comments below.



Written by:

Abantika Ghosh


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