Jon Rahm celebrates 29th birthday with A-list cast of sporting legends
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Jon Rahm celebrates 29th birthday with A-list cast of sporting legends

Nov 11, 2023

Masters champion Jon Rahm was joined by an all-star cast of sporting icons to celebrate his 29th birthday. 

The world No.3 was born in Spain, off the Bay of Biscay, but spends most of his time at his Arizona residence.

Jon Rahm, in his Masters green jacket, threw the ceremonial first before Game 4 of the MLB World Series last week

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Jon Rahm, in his Masters green jacket, threw the ceremonial first before Game 4 of the MLB World Series last weekCredit: Getty

The two-time Major winner’s star-studded birthday celebration included a few of his A-list neighbours.

Retired NFL icon J.J.Watt, Super Bowl-winning tight-end Zach Ertz and 23-time Olympic gold medallist Michael Phelps were all in attendance with their respective partners.

The caption accompanying the post read:  “What a great evening, it was an honor to celebrate Zach[‘s] and my birthday with this great group of friends.”

USWNT stars Kealia, wife of J.J, and Julie Ertz, spouse of Zach, completed the dream dinner party guestlist.

Rahm toasted his birthday less than a week after pulling out of the inaugral season of the TGL, the new golf league backed by Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy.

The Spaniard was one of the first players to sign up for the new league, which debuts in January, but confirmed his withdrawal in a statement on social media last week.

The statement read: “I am sad to confirm that I will not be participating in the first TGL season.

“While I still think it’s a great opportunity, right now it would require a level of commitment that I can’t offer. Best of luck to everyone involved and may the best team win!”

A statement from the TGL added:  “We will miss [Rahm] during the inaugural TGL season. We understand that players have to balance a lot of different facets of their professional and personal lives and respect Jon’s choice and wish him well.”

Rahm’s U-turn sparked speculation online that the PGA Tour superstar was preparing to jump ship and join LIV Golf.

The world No.3 has so far failed to address speculation on his future but McIlroy is adamant his Ryder Cup-winning teammate would remain a PGA Tour member.

“I spoke to Jon a couple days ago and would be very, very surprised if that were to happen,” McIlroy told reporters gathered at Fenway Park for the reveal of his TGL team, Boston Common GC. 

“I’m pretty confident Jon is a PGA Tour player.”


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