BETHESDA, Md. — That didn’t take long.
Jon Rahm, a week after he was the low amateur at the U.S. Open, was the low professional in his pro debut Thursday in the Quicken Loans National at softened Congressional Country Club.
The big-hitting Arizona State product, 21, who is the only two-time winner of the Ben Hogan award given to college golf’s top player, fired a bogey-free, 7-under-par 64 that included 10 3’s to set the pace.
“I would say about five months ago my expectations were really high, but coming into this moment, I worked with my mental coach. We basically just narrow it down to enjoying it and learning as much as I could, and I’ve been thinking like that for the last month and trying not to have high expectations,” said Rahm, who had 11 one-putts. “ … When I compete, especially today, kind of I was anticipating this moment. I kind of blacked out a little bit. I don’t remember a single swing I made all day or a putting stroke or anything. So I kind of got in this motion of just…