Doubts over Golfer Jon Rahm’s participation in the Masters appear to be over after his wife Kelley gave birth to a baby boy at the weekend.
The world number three had previously said the baby was due during the first major of the year, which begins on Thursday, and that he was not prepared to miss the birth.
Rahm announced the birth of baby Kepa on Instagram, writing: “Kepa Cahill Rahm, was born on April 3 at 12.15am. Momma Kelley is doing great and recovering. Kepa is also in great health. He is 7.2lb and 20.5ins, big boy from the Basque Country. Without a doubt, the greatest day of my life!”.
Spaniard Rahm is among the favourites to win the title at Augusta as he continues his pursuit of a first major triumph.
The 26-year-old’s best Masters finish was fourth in 2018, while he was tied for seventh in last year’s rearranged event in November.
Rahm’s surname originates from a Swiss ancestor who moved to Spain in the 1780 his mother is from Madrid.
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He is a keen supporter of the Basque football team Athletic Bilbao, and was honoured as the club’s special guest at a game in December 2019.
Rahm lives in Scottsdale, Arizona with his wife Kelly and friends sometimes call him by the nickname Rahmbo