Rahm won the Ben Hogan Award in 2015 and 2016, the first player to win it twice.[5] He was also the leading individual at the 2014 Eisenhower Trophy.[6] He competed in the 2015 Phoenix Open as an amateur during his junior year, finishing tied for fifth place, three shots behind the winner.[7] On 1 April 2015, Rahm became the 28th player to be the No. 1-ranked golfer in the World Amateur Golf Ranking. His first stint was for 25 consecutive weeks, after which he surrendered it, regained it, and held it for an additional 35 weeks. His total of 60 weeks spent atop the ranking is the all-time record. While ranked No. 1 in the world, he advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2015 U.S. Amateur before losing to Derek Bard.[8]
But then he stepped into the scoring area and stayed there for a number of minutes. Woodland emerged and headed to Golf Channel’s stand-up area to give post-round comments. Reed started to walk out of the scoring area but then was called back in by Slugger White. After another minute, he emerged. A PGA Tour staffer spoke to Reed, who said he would be declining to give an interview on Golf Channel or give official remarks to reporters at the podium. But as a group of reporters looked on, Reed motioned them over and said he was happy to discuss what had happened.
CIMB Classic: In defense of his CIMB Classic title in Malaysia, opened and closed with 8-under 64s to claim a three-stroke victory over Hideki Matsuyama at 23-under 265. Began the final round at TPC Kuala Lumpur trailing 54-hole leader Anirban Lahiri by four strokes. When Lahiri took a quadruple bogey-9 at No. 3, Thomas took the lead with six birdies in his first 10 holes. With the win, joined Ryan Moore (2013-14) as players to successfully defend a CIMB Classic title. Became the first player to have his first two PGA TOUR victories come at the same event since Matt Every at the 2014 and 2015 Arnold Palmer Invitational. Made 29 birdies for the week, bringing his total through the first two events of the season to 52 birdies and one eagle, a value of $13,250 to the Hurricane Matthew relief efforts.
“I had a little bit of run-in with them, because they only test 30 players. I thought it was a little bit unfair,” Schauffele said after his Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero was dinged on Tuesday. “I would gladly give up my driver if it’s not conforming. But there’s still 130 other players in the field that potentially have a nonconforming driver as well.”
THE CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES: Won for the 11th time on the PGA TOUR, winning THE CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES by two shots over Danny Lee. Earned second victory at the event and fourth in Asia since the start of the 2015-16 season (2015 CIMB Classic, 2016 CIMB Classic, 2017 THE CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES, 2019 THE CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES). Became the fifth player to win 11 times before turning 27, joining Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth. Made 27 birdies, most in the field. Played the par-4s in 13-under, five shots better than anyone else in the field. Converted the 54-hole lead/co-lead to victory for the eighth time in his 11th attempt. Marked fourth straight top-five on the PGA TOUR, reaching that mark for the first time in his career.
CIMB Classic: In defense of his CIMB Classic title in Malaysia, opened and closed with 8-under 64s to claim a three-stroke victory over Hideki Matsuyama at 23-under 265. Began the final round at TPC Kuala Lumpur trailing 54-hole leader Anirban Lahiri by four strokes. When Lahiri took a quadruple bogey-9 at No. 3, Thomas took the lead with six birdies in his first 10 holes. With the win, joined Ryan Moore (2013-14) as players to successfully defend a CIMB Classic title. Became the first player to have his first two PGA TOUR victories come at the same event since Matt Every at the 2014 and 2015 Arnold Palmer Invitational. Made 29 birdies for the week, bringing his total through the first two events of the season to 52 birdies and one eagle, a value of $13,250 to the Hurricane Matthew relief efforts.

Web.com Tour Qualifying Tournament: Advanced to Korn Ferry Tour Qualifying Tournament Finals by finishing T5 at the second-stage qualifier at TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney, Texas. At Q-School Finals in December, opened with a 67 then slipped to 73-78 in the second and third of six rounds. Rebounded with a 69 the fourth day before firing the third-best set of scores over the last two days, 66-65, which secured him solid eligibility status for the 2014 season.


CIMB Classic: In defense of his CIMB Classic title in Malaysia, opened and closed with 8-under 64s to claim a three-stroke victory over Hideki Matsuyama at 23-under 265. Began the final round at TPC Kuala Lumpur trailing 54-hole leader Anirban Lahiri by four strokes. When Lahiri took a quadruple bogey-9 at No. 3, Thomas took the lead with six birdies in his first 10 holes. With the win, joined Ryan Moore (2013-14) as players to successfully defend a CIMB Classic title. Became the first player to have his first two PGA TOUR victories come at the same event since Matt Every at the 2014 and 2015 Arnold Palmer Invitational. Made 29 birdies for the week, bringing his total through the first two events of the season to 52 birdies and one eagle, a value of $13,250 to the Hurricane Matthew relief efforts.
PGA TOUR rookie claimed seven top-10 finishes in 27 starts to earn a berth into the FedExCup Playoffs. At the BMW Championship, the third of four Playoffs events, finished T13 at Conway Farms GC, but came up just five points shy of finishing 30th in the FedExCup standings and moving on to the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola. Ended the season ranked 32nd in the FedExCup standings.
Rahm won the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai, the final event of the 2017 European Tour season.[22] He was awarded the European Tour Rookie of the Year for finishing as the highest-ranked rookie in the Race to Dubai.[23] However, his award caused a stir among fellow European Tour pros, who felt that it should've gone to a more committed member of the tour. Outside the majors and WGCs, Rahm had played just four regular season European Tour events.[24]
Season highlighted by his first major championship title and sixth career PGA TOUR win. Made 20 cuts in 26 starts with seven top-10s among 12 top-25s. Advanced to the FedExCup Playoffs for the sixth consecutive season and the TOUR Championship for the fifth time in a row. Ended the season at No. 22 in the FedExCup following a 28th-place result at the TOUR Championship. Earned a spot on the U.S. Ryder Cup team for the third consecutive time.

After the U.S. Open, Rahm turned professional, which meant that he forfeited his exemption into the 2016 Open Championship. The next week Rahm played in his first event as a pro at the Quicken Loans National. He held or shared the lead for the first two rounds and finished tied for third place, four strokes behind the winner, Billy Hurley III.[11] The finish was enough for Rahm to regain entry into The Open, as the Quicken Loans National was part of the Open Qualifying Series. Rahm finished tied runner-up in the RBC Canadian Open, securing Special Temporary Member status for the remainder of the season.[12] He gained enough points as a non-member to earn a PGA Tour card for 2017.
Reed followed his bogey at 11 with another bogey at 12, then found his footing with birdies at 14, 15 and 18 to get back to what he thought was a round of even-par 72. Playing partner Gary Woodland rolled in a 40-footer on the 17th hole and stuck his approach at 18 inside two feet; he posted 13-under to take an apparent one-stroke lead over Reed and Henrik Stenson heading to the final day. Reed would be paired with Tiger Woods in the final round as the two tried to chase down the leaders.

World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational: Finished T4 at the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational to record his second top-10 in just his third start in a World Golf Championships event, all coming this season. Notched his first top-10 of the season that did not result in a victory. His other two top-10s were both wins, at the Humana Challenge and the Cadillac Championship.

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