Jon Rahm: “This is definitely for Ballesteros”

Aided by the power of positive thinking, Jon Rahm added another layer of history to his career with his maiden Major triumph as he became the first Spanish winner of U.S. Open.

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“I’m the first Spaniard ever to win a U.S. Open. This was definitely for Seve. I know he tried a lot, and usually we think a lot about him at the Masters, but I know he wanted to win this one most of all. I just don’t know how to explain it. I’m a big believer in karma, and after what happened a couple weeks ago I stayed really positive knowing good things were coming. I didn’t know what it was going to be, but I knew we were coming to a special place, I knew I got breakthrough win here and it’s a very special place for my family, and the fact that my parents were able to come, I got out of COVID protocol early, I just felt like the stars were aligning, and I knew my best golf was to come. This is the power of positive thinking. I was never resentful for one second for what happened. And I don’t blame anybody. It’s been a difficult year, and unfortunately COVID is a reality in this world, and it’s affected a lot of people. I got out of what happened the best possible hand because nobody in my family got sick. I barely got any symptoms. I believed from the biggest setbacks we can get some of the biggest breakthroughs, and that’s why I stay so positive. That’s why I kept telling Kelley, when she was devastated about what happened and my family and everybody around me, something good is going to come. I don’t know what, but something good is going to come, and I felt it today out there on the golf course. As a father on my first Father’s Day with my dad here, to get this one done the way I did, on top of that, you add the fact that we got engaged here, as well, and I have a very happy life. I can say I’m extremely happy off the golf course, but this one might steal the show for a couple of days. This one is very, very incredible, very hard to believe, that this story can round up and end up so good. It almost feels like it’s a movie that’s about to end and I’m going to wake up soon.”

In La Jolla (San Diego) a result to be framed for Guido Migliozzi. At his absolute debut in a Major he closes 4 / o with 282 (71 70 73 68, -2) and enters the Top 100 of the world ranking, passing from 103 to 72 / a position (best blue). After this milestone, the Vicenza player will stop in the United States where, from 24 to 27 June, he will play the Travelers Championship (PGA Tour) alongside, among others, Francesco Molinari. With the Turin player, 13 / o with 284 (68 76 69 71, par) returning after a back injury, he will represent Italy at the Tokyo Games. And now Migliozzi is also dreaming of a place in the 2021 Ryder Cup in Wisconsin (he is currently in 7th place on the European Points List). In the States, a final crescendo also for Edoardo Molinari, 35 / o with 289 (70 76 72 71, +5).

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