Jon Rahm inspired by Sergio Garcia

<div class="news_article"><p>Rising Spanish star Jon Rahm says Sergio Garcia's emotion-fuelled Masters triumph has made him even more determined to land his maiden major as he prepares for this week's US Open.</p><p><div class="getty embed image" style="background-color:#fff;display:inline-block;font-family:'Helvetica Neue',Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;color:#a7a7a7;font-size:11px;width:100%;max-width:594px;"><div style="padding:0;margin:0;text-align:left;"><a href="http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/657365370" target="_blank" style="color:#a7a7a7;text-decoration:none;font-weight:normal !important;border:none;display:inline-block;">Embed from Getty Images</a></div><div style="overflow:hidden;position:relative;height:0;padding:71.717172% 0 0 0;width:100%;"><iframe src="//embed.gettyimages.com/embed/657365370?et=BWuy5CKER-hxabeQvxhxcA&tld=co.uk&viewMoreLink=off&sig=PY5MLCUkdcyP67Pkht5pYP4F9apzVVeavue88Hi6Q00=&caption=true" width="594" height="426" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" style="display:inline-block;position:absolute;top:0;left:0;width:100%;height:100%;margin:0;" ></iframe></div><p style="margin:0;"></p></div></p><p></p><p>The big-hitting 22-year-old is one of the brightest talents in golf, having climbed to 10th in the world rankings barely a year after turning professional following a 23rd-place finish as an amateur at the 2016 US Open.</p><p>Rahm, who opened 2017 with a superb win at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines, has since twice pushed world number one Dustin Johnson to the brink at the WGC Mexico and Match Play events.</p><p>It is the sort of rise that prompted former US Open champion Johnny Miller to remark that Rahm &quot;has 'future world number one' written all over his forehead.&quot;</p><p>Rahm believes that the intimidating layout at Erin Hills in Wisconsin is perfectly suited to his game this week.</p><p>And he revealed that Garcia's dramatic playoff win over Justin Rose at Augusta in April, his first major title after years of near-misses, had motivated him to think big.</p><p>&quot;It just motivates me. We've played together a bunch this year. I've played against him in the match play. He's beat me many times,&quot; Rahm said of Garcia.</p><p>&quot;I've seen him play. And I see what he can do. And I know what I'm capable of. It makes me believe that I do think I'll be able to win a major some day.</p><p>&quot;A close friend of mine winning a tournament motivates me. A Spaniard winning a major is always going to motivate me.&quot;</p><p>Rahm, meanwhile, got a chance to look at Erin Hills, which is staging the US Open for the the first time, with a practice round on Monday.</p><p>The 7,741-yard, par-72 layout set in the countryside outside Milwaukee will be the longest course in the history of major tournament golf.</p><p>&quot;It's like a links golf course on steroids, everything is a little bigger,&quot; Rahm said. &quot;But I think it's US Open, they expect our best.&quot;</p><p>Meanwhile, Rahm agreed with fellow golfer Kevin Na, who took to social media Sunday to complain about the length of the fescue rough across the course, describing it as &quot;unplayable.&quot;</p><p>Rahm said he had steered clear of the rough while surveying the course on Monday.</p><p>&quot;I didn't step in it. I'm like there's no need to injure my wrist this week before I tee off,&quot; he said.</p><p>&quot;It really looks very penalizing. It looks like a 30-yard chip out to the fairway. It doesn't look easy to move out of there. It wouldn't surprise me if someone loses a ball, has to take an unplayable.&quot;</p></div>