Jon Rahm of Arizona State makes cut at Phoenix Open
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Jon Rahm's Arizona State
men's golf team won the Arizona
Intercollegiate last week in Tucson —
though the top-ranked amateur from Spain and
Sun Devil junior was not part of the five-man
team to win their rival's event by 11 shots.
Rahm was preparing for his exemption into the
PGA TOUR's Waste Management Phoenix Open in
Scottsdale, where he has carded first and second
rounds of 70 and 68 to make the cut — as well
as sit inside the top-20.
Rahm had a little fun with the crowd on the
notorious 16th hole on Thursday as the Spaniard
Arizona State football jersey to entice the locals.
Rahm also chipped in during round one on the
first hole (his 10th hole of
the day) to make birdie and move to even par.
He then birdied the next
Rahm will try over the weekend to become the
first amateur to win a PGA
TOUR event since fellow Sun Devil Phil Mickelson
did it way back in 1991
at the Northern Telecom Open, a tournament
which eventually became the
Chrysler Classic of Tucson, ending in 2006.