Who is Jon Rahm's new LIV Golf signing Caleb Surratt?

Everything you need to know about Caleb Surratt, the young amateur golfer set to join Jon Rahm's LIV Golf team?

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Thu, 18 Jan 2024
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Jon Rahm's LIV Golf team, rumoured to be called Legion XIII, looks to be expanding soon, with new recruit Caleb Surratt set to join the two-time major champion for the 2024 season.

So, who is Caleb Surratt?

Hailing from North Carolina, Surratt, 19, is currently ranked as the 10th-best amateur golfer in the world and has already made three appearances on the PGA Tour, with his best result coming at the 2022 Butterfield Bermuda Championship, where he finished T65. 

Surratt's two other PGA Tour appearances came at the 2023 American Express and Farmers Insurance Open.

He was also one of only two teenagers in the American 2023 Walker Cup team that beat Great Britain & Ireland 14.5 to 11.5 at the St Andrews Old Course. 

Surratt was in exceptional form during his Walker Cup debut, winning three of a possible four points on offer. 

While the Walker Cup wasn't his first opportunity to represent America in team golf, his call-up to the Junior Ryder Cup team in 2021 ended on a flat note, with the event having to be cancelled due to COVID-19.

Surratt has also enjoyed an illustrious college career, becoming the first Tennessee University player to receive first-team All-America honours while also winning the 2023 SEC Championship individual title – the first freshman to achieve the feat since Justin Thomas in 2012.

He also finished runner-up at the 2022 US Amateur Championship, losing 3&2 in the final to China's Ding Wenyi at Bandon Dunes. 

At the end of 2023, Surratt had amassed four amateur wins as well as 21 top-10 finishes. 

The Adidas and Callaway athlete clearly has a bright future ahead of him, and with Jon Rahm as his potential captain and mentor, it's fair to say the sky is the limit.

Is it a shame we won't see him going head-to-head with the likes of Ludvig Aberg, Tom Kim and other young guns on the PGA Tour? Quite possibly. However, with a spot on Rahm's team being one of the hottest tickets in town, it's easy to see why he decided to take the leap. 

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