Jon Rahm And Wife Kelley Welcome Second Child

The former US Open champion announced the arrival of baby Eneko on social media

Jon Rahm, wife Kelley and big brother Kepa welcome new baby Eneko
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Jon Rahm will be hoping for a new baby bounce at the FedEx Playoffs after wife Kelley gave birth to their second child last week.

The World No.6 announced the birth of Eneko Cahill Rahm, born on August 5th, on social media five days later, while also confirming his arrival wouldn’t get in the way of the day job, with the FedEx Playoffs starting this week. The Rahms already have Kepa Cahill Rahm, who is nearly 18 months old. Their first child was due to be born during the 2021 Masters but came a week early to allow his father to carry on golfing. With impeccable timing, little brother Eneko was born at a time that allows Jon to play the FedEx St Jude Championship.

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Rahm posted: “Eneko Cahill Rahm born on August 5th, feeling grateful for another healthy boy! Kelley, Eneko and big brother Kepa are all doing great. We have had an amazing last few days soaking in these amazing moments as a family of four. Now time for the playoffs!”

Rahm is from Barrika, near Bilbao, in the Basque region of Spain, and Eneko, like Kepa before him, has been given a traditional Basque name. The 27-year-old married Kelley Cahill in Bilbao in December 2019, having met when both attended Arizona State University, where Kelley was a track & field standout.

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The 2021 US Open champion headed to Memphis for the FedEx Playoffs hoping to benefit from ‘the nappy factor’, a term first coined in Keith Elliott’s ‘The Golf Form Book’, released in 1996, which states that new fathers often see a boost in form caused by the unconscious change in mindset triggered by a new arrival.

Jeff Kimber
Freelance Staff Writer

Jeff graduated from Leeds University in Business Studies and Media in 1996 and did a post grad in journalism at Sheffield College in 1997. His first jobs were on Slam Dunk (basketball) and Football Monthly magazines, and he's worked for the Sunday Times, Press Association and ESPN. He has faced golfing greats Sam Torrance and Sergio Garcia, but on the poker felt rather than the golf course. Jeff's favourite course played is Sandy Lane in Barbados, which went far better than when he played Matfen Hall in Northumberland, where he crashed the buggy on the way to the 1st tee!