Jon Rahm got off to a solid start on day one of the Waste Management Phoenix Open and he did so in a pair of eye-catching custom adidas Golf CODECHAOS shoes that paid homage to Pat Tillman, the legendary Arizona Cardinal of the NFL.
adidas Golf's new CODECHAOS footwear - available in a range of colour choices - will the hit the shelves worldwide on Friday January 31.
The company worked with the artist Mache - @mache275 on Instagram - to create these shoes.
Jon Rahm is wearing custom @adidasgolf #CODECHAOS golf shoes in the first round of the @wmphoenixopen today. Rahm is honouring Pat Tillman, the legendary Arizona Cardinal ⛳️ •••••••••••• adidas Golf worked with @mache275 to create these shoes. Rahm is an ASU - university just outside Phoenix - grad and always honours Pat Tillman, who died in Afghanistan while serving for the United States Army. The shoes took 15 hours to make.
Rahm is an ASU (university just outside Phoenix) grad and always honours Pat Tillman, an ASU alumn and Army Ranger that died in Afghanistan in 2004 while serving for the United States Army.
adidas Golf told us these shoes took 15 hours to make.
"As an ASU Sun Devil, you've got to learn and you basically get imprinted with what Pat Tillman meant. He was a great example and role model as a student-athlete," said Rahm after carding an opening 4-under 67 to lie just three strokes off the early pace set by JB Holmes.
"It's just trying to raise awareness that while we are here, most of the people here are partying, drinking, enjoying the nice sunny Scottsdale weather, there's people out there, not only military but there's a lot of people out there just defending and fighting for us to have a secure and safe life and to be able to enjoy things like this."
Rahm has typically paid tribute to Tillman at this tournament, most notably when wearing Tillman's No.42 ASU jersey while playing the iconic par-3 16th hole.