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Jon Rahm: 'I've always liked playing under pressure'

Published 1601 GMT (0001 HKT) June 15, 2017
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Jon Rahm celebrates holing an eagle putt on the 72nd hole to win the 2017 Farmers Insurance Open. Donald Miralle/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
Rahm announced his talent to the golfing world at last year's US Open -- winning the coveted low amateur award. The Spaniard finished in a tie for 23rd place. Andrew Redington/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
Rahm enjoys a joke with fellow Spaniard Sergio Garcia who finally clinched his first major title at the Masters tournament in April. Richard Heathcote/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
World No. 1 Dustin Johnson shakes hands with Rahm after winning the final match of the World Golf Championships Match Play at the Austin Country Club in March 2017. Richard Heathcote/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
Rahm in action at this year's Masters -- his first appearance at Augusta National. The 22-year-old finished in a tie for 27th. Andrew Redington/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
Sergio Garcia with the Masters trophy. The Spaniard's first major win came on what would have been Seve Ballesteros' 60th birthday. Ballesteros, a two-time winner at Augusta National, died of cancer in May 2011 aged 54. David Cannon/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
This year's US Open is being held at Erin Hills in Wisconsin. The course hosted to the U.S. Amateur Championship in 2011 (pictured). Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
Reigning champion Dustin Johnson (pictured) starts favorite for this year's US Open. Talk about conditions at the course -- notably the length of the rough -- have dominated the build-up. Jamie Squire/Getty Images North America/Getty Images