At the young age of 27, Jon Rahm has already accomplished a good deal in his golf career. He was a standout amateur player at Arizona State, where he won 11 times during his career, second only to Phil Mickelson in school history. He’s already won six times on the PGA Tour, including last year’s U.S. Open. Oh, and he’s the No. 1 ranked player in the world. Things have been pretty great for Rahm thus far in his golf career.
However, according to fellow pro Pat Perez, Rahm hasn’t even begun to scratch the surface of his potential in terms of his accomplishments.
“I think Jon Rahm is the guy for the next 10 years,” Perez said on this week’s episode of GOLF’s Subpar. “I don’t think anyone is going to beat Jon Rahm consistently for a decade.”
If Rahm’s recent results have any predictive value, Perez might be right. Rahm has played in five events thus far in 2022, and his worst finish is T21. He ranks 1st in SG: Off the Tee, 2nd in SG: Tee to Green, 3rd in SG: Total and 5th in SG: Approach the Green on the season. Rahm is undisputedly the best golfer on the planet right now.
Rahm is certainly the top dog in the sport at the moment, and Perez thinks that trend will continue for years to come. The main reason? Rahm’s mindset.
“We play all the time at Silverleaf and I asked him, ‘What are you gonna do at 35?'” Perez said. “He goes, ‘I’m not done until I win 19 majors … I’m not going to take off golf until I get to 19. Whether I do it or not doesn’t matter. But I am not quitting until I pass Tiger on that list.’
“He hasn’t even started to get going yet,” Perez continued. “He hasn’t even gotten into a pattern of where he can win five or six times in a row. I think that he can actually do that.”
For more from Perez, check out the entire episode below.