Spanish golfer A. Arnaus (born October 17, 1994) competes on the European Tour. A European Tour tournament held in Catalunya, he won in 2022. From 2012 through 2016, A. Arnaus studied at Texas A&M University. In 2017, he had a banner year, winning the Spanish Amateur Championship.
And participating on the Spanish squad that took home the European Amateur Team Championship. As an amateur, he competed on the 2017 Alps Tour and won two tournaments—the Villaverde Open and the Alps Tour Grand Final.
And finished second twice, propelling him to the top of the Order of Merit and a spot on the 2018 Challenge Tour.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Dubai’s A. Arnaus Gears up for Golfing Gold Quest
The day after the US Open at Torrey Pines on June 21, I got the news that I was selected to represent Spain in golf at the Olympics in Japan. That is a day I will never forget.
After seeing the golf competition in the 2016 Olympics in Rio, I’ve wanted to represent Spain in the sport ever since. Never in a million years did I imagine that I’d be attending the next edition only four years later, no, five years later, not to mention COVID-19.
Sports-wise, Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt are my Olympic heroes, along with a few Spaniards. I have always loved watching the Olympics and all sports.
Dubai resident A. Arnaus to Represent Spain in Golf at Tokyo 2020 Olympic Alongside US Open Champion Jon Rahm
Jon Rahm, winner of the 2021 US Open at Torrey Pines and the 2019 Race to Dubai, will play with A. Arnaus, a native of Dubai, in the men’s tournament.
In the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Golf Tournament, scheduled for July 29–August 1 in Saitama, Japan. When A. Arnaus found out that he would be competing for Spain in Japan, he was ecstatic.
Saying, “I am really pleased to be playing for my country in the Olympics,” he expressed his enthusiasm for the opportunity.
The cherry on top of this competition is the fact that my countryman, also a Spaniard, is the reigning US Open champion.
For someone like me, who has spent many a childhood afternoon on the golf course with Jon, the prospect of spending this memorable week with him is thrilling.
I’m only 24 days older than Jon, and we’ve competed all over the world, first as amateurs and now as professionals. So it’s exciting that we’ll both be able to represent Spain at this extraordinary golfing tournament.
A. Arnaus made it to the final round of European Tour Q-School after turning pro in late 2017. After a good rookie season on the Challenge Tour, he moved on to the PGA Tour.
Having finished second in the Order of Merit, he earned a spot on the 2019 European Tour by virtue of his victory. In the season-ending Challenge Tour Grand Final, which he won by one stroke over Victor Perez.