John Rahm has surpassed top golfers Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth as he reached the $2 million mark quicker.
The golfers reached the milestone n the first 16 events of their golf career but Rahm has broken this record when he reached there one event quicker.
Rahm won the OHL Classic back in 2012 at Mayakoba to achieve the record. Spieth did his in 2013 when he won the John Deere Classic in his 16th event.
On the other hand, Woods won his at the 1997 Byron Nelson when he won just five times but in his 16th event. The 41-year old ha broken many records but is now struggling to remain relevant in the sport. He returned after a career-ending back injury and a 15-month absence but cold not make the cut at Torrey Pines.
Oddsmakers have lost faith in him but he remains resilient in his resolve to comeback into the sport. He still has a chance at the Dubai Desert Classic but many have doubts.
Woods won little money per event but gathered enough to reach the $2 million mark in his 16 event run. Barring inflation, his prize money for the 1997 event was $486,000 compared to the $1.2 million Rahm was awarded at the Farmers Insurance Open. Many would wave off Rahm’s record but it remains impressive to beat the top golfers anyway.
Rahm turned pro only last year. He played and finished T3 at the Quicken Loans National and then finished T2 at the Canadian Open ahead of his Farmers win. He has played 12 events as a pro on the PGA Tour and has earned $2.44 million.
Rahm remains one of the fastest rising youngsters on the Tour with a bright future ahead of him.