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Fatherhood won’t keep Jon Rahm from Masters

Spaniard’s wife delivers couple’s 1st child, a boy, 1 week early, freeing Rahm from a potential conflict at Augusta National

Delivered: By Kelley Cahill, the wife of golfer Jon Rahm, a 7-pound, 2-ounce boy on Saturday, the couple announced on Instagram. The news means that Rahm, who was anticipating being a father on the weekend of the Masters, will be able to play in this week’s tournament. He had proclaimed that if the birth were to interfere with the Masters, he would leave, regardless of whether he might be in contention. Rahm even went so far as to caution golf fans against betting on him to win. Rahm remains a co-No. 2 pick to win the green jacket, at 12-1 odds, behind favorite Dustin Johnson, who is an 8-1 choice on to defend his 2020 title successfully. Rahm, a 26-year-old Spaniard, is a five-time winner on the PGA Tour who is seeking his first major championship. He has posted seven top-10 results in his past nine starts dating to a runner-up at the Zozo Championship in the fall and ranks No. 3 in the Official World Golf Ranking.

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