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Jon Rahm, the “Illustrious of Bizkaia” award

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Jon Rahm, current number 5 in the world and winner of the 2021 United States Open, has been distinguished with the 2022 Bizkaitar Argia-Illustre de Bizkaia’ award from the Bizkaia Provincial Council, the Biscayan institution has announced.

This recognition of ‘Illustrious of Bizkaia’ distinguishes “those natural or legal persons, entities or groups of citizens who, through their conduct, services and attitudes, in any social activity, have contributed to the promotion of Bizkaia and its values”

Jon Rahm, awards

Rahm (Barrika/Bizkaia, 1994) was number 1 in the world in July 2020 and remained at the top of the ranking for 43 weeks. In addition to the 2021 US Open, the Biscayan man has accumulated another 15 wins in his seven seasons as a professional, the last of which was the Dubai World Cup last week.

He is the only one to whom such a distinction has fallen, which began to be granted in 1990. Unlike the appointments of the City Council, it is not granted annually and it had not seen the light of day for six years. The Illustrious of Bizkaia prize was awarded for the last time in 2016 to Radio Euskadi, as it turned 70, and to Radio Nervión.

A year earlier, awards were given to the Guggenheim Bilbao Museum, the Vizcaya Football Federation and the Bilbao Symphony Accordion Orchestra. Looking back, in 2013 it was delivered to the victims of all kinds of violent groups, to those of the violent terrorism of ETA, GAL, BVE (Spanish Basque Battalion), and of the Francoist repression after the Civil War.

And in 2012, to Gorabide in the celebration of his fifty years, to the civilian victims of the bombings of the war and to Dr. Félix Goñi Urcelay. Jon Rahm Rodríguez, born November 10, 19941 in Barrika, Spain, is a Spanish professional golfer.

He was ranked world number one amateur, and was the top amateur at the US Open in 2016. Jon Rahm plays golf for the Arizona State University Sun Devils, and has won 11 college tournaments2. He is a two-time recipient of the Ben Hogan3 Prize.

He remained world number one in the amateur rankings for 60 weeks and received the Mark H. McCormack Medal in 2015. He won the Eisenhower Trophy with Spain in 2014. He was the top amateur at the 2016 US Open, finishing in 23rd place with a score of +7 over par.

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