The No. 1 golfer in the World Amateur Golf Rankings, Jon Rahm a senior out of Arizona State, has signed with Lagardère Sports for his representation. Rahm, the only two-time winner of the Ben Hogan Award for excellence in golf and academics, will be represented by Lagardère Sports President of Golf, Steve Low, and Player Manager Jeff Koski will also assist in the day-to-day.
The Barrika, Spain native is coming off a 23rd place finish in this past weekend’s U.S. Open, which was the low amateur score. His 11 collegiate tournament wins are good for second all-time at Arizona State behind only Phil Mickelson’s 16 for the Sun Devils.
His senior season saw him win the Jack Nicklaus Award as the outstanding NCAA Division I player, win four medals, including the PAC-12 Championship and the NCAA Albuquerque NCAA Regional and was in the top 10 in each of his 13 tournaments. In the last two seasons, Rahm ranked among the top six all-time NCAA scoring leaders with averages of 69.15 and 69.41.
“I’m grateful for the tremendous opportunity Arizona State has given me. That experience has helped me grow as a person and a player. I feel I’m ready to compete as a professional with the support of Lagardère Sports and am really eager to get started with my career,” said Rahm.
He will not have to wait too long to begin his professional career, as he is playing in next week’s PGA Tour Quicken Loans National. He will also play the Barracuda Championship, Barbasol Championship, RBC Canadian Open Travelers Championship and the John Deere Classic.
Rahm’s signing with Lagardère marks the second player in the top five of the world rankings to sign with the agency in the past week, with Aaron Wise (No. 5) signing last week.