Spanish pro Jon Rahm won the 2023 Masters earlier this month, in the historic event’s 87th edition, earning the right to don the fabled green jacket at Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia.
Rahm cruised to a four-shot victory over LIV Golf Series pair Brooks Koepka and Phil Mickelson on Easter Sunday in glorious weather. Plus he beat previous Masters champion, the world number one Scottie Scheffler.
After beginning the competition with a four-putt double bogey, Rahm had soon recovered and became the fourth Spaniard to claim the green jacket while being the first European to have won both the US Open and the Masters. (He was victorious at Torrey Pines in La Jolla, California, in 2021.)
The 28-year-old carded a final round three-under 69 to end up 12-under.
The date was particularly poignant since it was since it was the birthday of Seve Ballesteros, one of Rahm’s compatriots to have triumphed at the same tournament, and the fortieth anniversary of the former’s Masters win. (He also won in 1980.) So no wonder Rahm described April 9 as ‘incredibly meaningful’, adding ‘I know Seve was pulling for me today’.
José María Olazábal, another Spanish former Masters champion, was at the 18th green and among the first to congratulate his countryman, who adds the title to three other PGA Tour triumphs garnered so far this year.
Rahm is now set to be a key part of Team Europe’s Ryder Cup campaign this September, when it takes place in Rome.
Meanwhile, all eyes are on the season’s remaining highlights, including May’s PGA Championship, June’s US Open, and The Open at the Royal Liverpool towards the end of July.
In the women’s game, the US Women’s Open comes to California in June, the KPMG PGA Championship to New Jersey later that month and the AIG Women’s Open to Walton Heath, Surrey, in mid-August.
How we integrate golf tournaments at our golf camps
At Mypro Golf, we followed the Masters with huge interest and excitement, as we do all the Majors. We love seeing the best players in the world in action, performing at the top of their game, and look forward to the competitions still to come this year.
Equally, we fully appreciate just how inspirational this can be for juniors as well.
That’s why we incorporate days at tournaments into our golf camps where we can. Young players aged nine to 17 will enjoy a day at the Genesis Scottish Open in July, for example, as part of our Open Golf Camp.
At other camps, there is the chance for juniors to play competitively themselves, for example to compete in the St Andrews Junior Open as part of our elite Masters Golf Camp. This gives them a feel for the thrill of live competition.
Places on our camps this summer are filling up quickly. Book your space for your young golfer today.