The Golfer of the Year – an award Ballesteros won on three occasions in 1986, ‘88 and ‘91 – is voted for by the golf media. He beat off competition from Rose, Tommy Fleetwood, Tyrrell Hatton and Rookie of the Year Jon Rahm...
Jon Rahm shanks ball
Jon Rahm’s first tournament as a professional golfer and he was showing everyone that he could be one of the big names in the future.
However, it was never going to be a smooth transition into the big time for the Spaniard, and here on the 13th hole, a 162-yard par 3 hole at the Quicken Loans National he was brutally reminded of what can happen with a moments lapse in concentration.
He shanked the ball massively into the trees on the right hand side and from there went on to finish tied for 3rd place. A great effort for his first professional tournament, but how things could have been different if it wasn’t for one bad shot.