Rahm Named 2019 Hilton European Tour Golfer of the Year
- Category: Inside Golf
- Published: 2019-12-06
By THE EUROPEAN TOUR
Rahm was selected by a panel comprising members of the golfing media as the winner of the prestigious annual award after a superb season in which he won two Rolex Series events, defended his national Open title and became the first Spaniard since Severiano Ballesteros to finish the year as European Number One after sealing the Race to Dubai title in a dramatic finale to the 2019 campaign.
“It is a huge honour for me to be named the Hilton European Tour Golfer of the Year,” said Rahm, who announced as the winner at a lunch held at The Biltmore Mayfair Hotel in London. “To emulate another of Seve’s achievements in winning this award is very humbling, and I’m so proud of what I have achieved this year.”
Keith Pelley, Chief Executive Officer of the European Tour, said, “Jon has a wonderful future ahead of him and he is undoubtedly a deserving winner of the 2019 Hilton European Tour Golfer of the Year award.”
Panellist Alistair Tait, Golfweek Senior Writer, said, “Jon will be a central figure in European golf for many years to come, and he is a very worthy winner of the Hilton European Tour Golfer of the Year award.”