Jon Rahm Named European Tour Golfer Of The Year 2019

The Spaniard has been named Golfer of the Year for the 2019 European Tour season

'The European Tour Has To Swallow The Fact It Is A Feeder Tour' Jon Rahm Named European Tour Golfer Of The Year 2019
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The Spaniard has been named Golfer of the Year for the 2019 European Tour season

Jon Rahm Named European Tour Golfer Of The Year 2019

Race to Dubai champion Jon Rahm has beaten Shane Lowry to be named as the European Tour's Golfer of the Year for 2019.

He was selected by the golfing media after winning three times at the Open de Espana, Irish Open and DP World Tour Championship.

His Tour Championship victory saw him win the Race to Dubai in just his third season as a professional, becoming the first Spanish European number one since Seve Ballesteros.

The 25-year-old currently ranks 3rd in the world and has won 10 times as a professional.

“It is a huge honour for me to be named the Hilton European Tour Golfer of the Year,” said Rahm.

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“To emulate another of Seve’s achievements in winning this award is very humbling, and I’m so proud of what I have achieved this year.

“To win both the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open and DP World Tour Championship for a second time, as well as defend the Open de España, were all incredible moments.

“But to finish the year as winner of the Race to Dubai is something I’m incredibly proud of achieving at this early stage in my career.”

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Keith Pelley, Chief Executive Officer of the European Tour, said: “The 2019 European Tour season had so many stand-out moments, not least the dramatic finale at the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai when Jon earned his place in European Tour history, joining the legendary Seve Ballesteros as the only other Spaniard to become Europe’s Number One player.

“For Jon to win the Race to Dubai in the manner that he did, with so much pressure on that final hole, simply underlines what an incredible competitor he is.

"However, this award also recognises the hugely impressive standard of his performances across the year and it demonstrates the strength we have on the European Tour that there were a number of worthy contenders for this award, including Shane Lowry who narrowly missed out despite winning The Open and a Rolex Series event.

“Jon has a wonderful future ahead of him and he is undoubtedly a deserving winner of the 2019 Hilton European Tour Golfer of the Year award.”

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Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-5. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!


Elliott is currently playing:


Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: Titleist TSi2 HL

Irons: Mizuno MP-H4 3-iron, Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5