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Rahm #5 in the world and why that's impressive

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:58 pm
by Duke of Hazards
John Ram
turned pro June 2016
achieved top 50 OWGR- 1/28/2017 - 222 days
top 25- 3/4/2017 - 257 days
top 5- 9/2/2017 - 439 days

Rory McIlroy
turned pro Sep 2007
top 50- 11/22/2008 - 431 days
top 25- 1/31/2009 - 501 days
top 5- 6/18/2011 - 1369 days

Jordan Spieth
turned pro Dec 2012
top 50- 8/17/2013 - 245 days
top 25- 9/21/2013 - 280 days
top 5- 3/28/2015 - 833 days

Tiger Woods
turned pro Aug 1996
top 50- 10/19/1996 - 65 days
top 25- 1/11/1997 - 149 days
top 5- 4/12/1997 - 240 days

Other notables:
Phil Mickelson - 1995 days (estimate) to OWGR top 5
Dustin Johnson - 1365 days (estimate) to OWGR top 5
Jason Day - 2779 days (estimate) to OWGR top 5

Clearly John Ram is no Tiger Woods, but using this specific metric, this guy seems like he may have quite a career ahead of him.

Re: Rahm #5 in the world and why that's impressive

Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:27 am
by bkuehn1952
Or perhaps it is a reflection of the fact that the current lineup of professionals at the top is like a revolving door?

Re: Rahm #5 in the world and why that's impressive

Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:44 pm
by Duke of Hazards
Time will tell.

Re: Rahm #5 in the world and why that's impressive

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:38 pm
by Duke of Hazards
So he's now a year and a half into his pro career and set to overtake Spieth for #2 in the world.

Nothing?

Re: Rahm #5 in the world and why that's impressive

Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:23 pm
by legitimatebeef
Nope nothing. I know, it's not right. But it's the way it is. I seen that kid on the TV and everything, just had no reaction. Some people just don't move the needle I guess.

Re: Rahm #5 in the world and why that's impressive

Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:24 pm
by legitimatebeef
I've been following all the Lamelo and LiAngelo news lately though.

Re: Rahm #5 in the world and why that's impressive

Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:28 pm
by Duke of Hazards
Yeah, you rockin' your Big Baller Beanie?

Re: Rahm #5 in the world and why that's impressive

Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:15 am
by legitimatebeef
I'm no Pats fan but Tom Brady was so clutch in that fourth quarter yesterday. Good game.

Re: Rahm #5 in the world and why that's impressive

Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:16 pm
by Duke of Hazards
So he's now #2 in the world. I think he needs to make some noise at majors before most people take notice.

Did you guys realize that Greg Norman spent 331 weeks at #1 in the world (2nd place overall) but only won 2 majors? That's like 25 majors he played as the top dog and only got the win twice. He's no shark. More like a guppy. Maybe a minnow.

Re: Rahm #5 in the world and why that's impressive

Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:32 pm
by GBOGEY
I think the media is over focused on the rankings and the majors, but that's the media who has to fill airtime and web pages. Personally I think the rankings are a farce - would anyone trade their year for Justin Thomas' 2017? I think not. But he's not number 1 right now. Rahm's had an impressive 12 months, but would you take his 12 months over DJ or Speith (I know the rankings are a weighted 18 months but that's another stupid thing IMO)? Probably not.

That said Rahm is the real deal. You add him and Fleetwood to the European Ryder Cup team at a home venue and I think that Europe is now the favorite. Of course, things can change by September.

Re: Rahm #5 in the world and why that's impressive

Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:18 pm
by GBOGEY
Don't look now but Beef's guy Chez beat Rahm yesterday and today Aphibarnrat also beat him.

Re: Rahm #5 in the world and why that's impressive

Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:07 pm
by legitimatebeef
I got pissed at Chez and took him off the banner. But you know, by virtue of this conversation, we are probably back to #1 again. :facepalm

Re: Rahm #5 in the world and why that's impressive

Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:02 pm
by legitimatebeef
Chez went 1-1-1. That's so Chez.