Reached world No. 1 by winning the 2020 Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village, making him the fifth youngest player to top the rankings and the third fastest after turning pro.
A year earlier he became the European Tour’s No. 1 by regaining the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai and that followed three other wins in America, three top-four finishes in the majors and a Ryder Cup success over Tiger Woods on his debut in Paris.
Rahm first came to global attention as the amateur world No. 1 and when his 23 under par total at the 2014 World Team Championship broke the previous record set by Jack Nicklaus in 1960 by six strokes.
The Spaniard won the 2017 Farmers Insurance Open in San Diego with a closing 60-foot eagle putt, then stormed to a six-shot victory at the Irish Open. He then won his second PGA Tour title at the 2018 CareerBuilder Challenge, became Spanish Open champion and ended that year with another triumph at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas.
He also won back his Irish and Spanish crowns in 2019 and was poised to regain the Memorial title in June when a positive COVID-19 test meant he had to withdraw instead of taking a six-stroke lead into the final round.