Jon Rahm warned everybody that he could leave next week’s Masters at any moment. He wasn’t going to miss the birth of his first child, even if it meant withdrawing from the year’s first major. Now he won’t have to worry about that.
Instead, he’ll arrive at Augusta National as a new father. Rahm’s wife, Kelley, gave birth to a son early Saturday. Kepa Cahill Rahm was born at 12:15 a.m. on Saturday.
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“Momma Kelley is doing great and recovering.
Kepa is also in great health. Without a doubt the greatest day of my life!” Rahm wrote on Instagram. Rahm called Kepa, who weighed in at 7 pounds, 2 ounces and was 20.5 inches long at birth, a “big boy from Basque country”.
Rahm, 26, is ranked 12th in the FedExCup and and third in the world ranking. He and defending champion Dustin Johnson are the only players to finish in the top 10 in each of the past three Masters. Rahm said at last week’s World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play that Kelley was due between April 10-12, a range that fell from the Masters’ third round through the Monday after.
It is that of the Japanese Tsubasa Kajitani, seventeen, the second name engraved on the trophy of the Women’s Amateur in Augusta (Georgia), the top event in women’s golf for the quality of the field and competition theater.
The same where the Masters will be staged next week. She started two shots back yesterday morning, she survived a double bogey at 17, she reacted with a super recovery to the last one and waited as a leader in the clubhouse for the playoffs.
She won against the American Emilia Migliaccio after a playoff hole, always the 18th, this time played to perfection. New Tiger Woods’ tweet. Two weeks ago, the 15-time major champion announced he is back home and continuing his recovery.
“Happy to report that I am back home and continuing my recovery. I am so grateful for the outpouring of support and encouragement that I have received over the past few weeks”. On Saturday night, he made his second public comment following his accident.
He congratulated Tsubasa Kajitani, who one the Augusta National Women’s Amateur in a playoff. “Congrats to Tsubasa Kajitani on winning the @anwagolf with an amazing playoff finish. Enjoy the special moment, and good luck to all of the kids tomorrow in the @DriveChipPutt”, Woods said.