Masters 2021: Jon Rahm’s wife Kelley Cahill has baby boy called Kepa and golf star will now play at Augusta

WORLD No3 Jon Rahm will tee it up at The Masters after his wife gave birth to a baby boy called Kepa.

The Spanish golfer had revealed he would not hesitate to walk out on the first major of the season – which starts on Thursday – if college sweetheart Kelley Cahill went into labour.

The baby was due during the tournament but happily for the 26-year-old arrived on Saturday to mark what he described as 'the greatest day of my life'.

Announcing the birth on Instagram, Rahm wrote: "Kepa Cahill Rahm, was born on April 3 at 12.15am.

"Momma Kelley is doing great and recovering. Kepa is also in great health.

"He is 7.2lb and 20.5ins, big boy from the Basque Country. Without a doubt the greatest day of my life!"

Rahm is among the favourites to be putting on the famous green jacket at the end of the weekend.

The Bilbao native was tied for seventh in last November's delayed event behind closed doors.

He went viral by sinking a stunning skimming hole-in-one in a practice round the day after he had made another ace with a 240-yard effort.

But with patrons back in force, the big-hitter will be hoping to top his previous best of fourth place in 2018.

Rahm married partner Kelley in 2019 after the pair got together at Arizona State University.

They share a sporty background as Kelley competed in the javelin during her student days.

The couple tied the knot in the golfer's stunning hometown of Bilbao in the Basque region of Spain.

Rahm is a big fan of Athletic Bilbao and the couple's newborn, presumably coincidentally, shares the same name as former Athletic keeper and Chelsea flop Kepa Arrizabalaga.

It wasn't all good news for Rahm over the weekend as his beloved side suffered an agonising 1-0 defeat in the delayed Copa Del Rey final to Basque rivals Real Sociedad.

Sociedad boss Imanol Alguacil celebrated his side's victory by donning a retro shirt and singing the house down at his press conference.

Bilbao won't have to wait too long for another shot at the silverware as they play Barcelona in this year's showpiece in two weeks' time.

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