Masters champion Jon Rahm claims cash didn’t drive $566m LIV deal

Spanish golfer Jon Rahm has introduced his choice to depart the PGA Tour and grow to be one of many highest-paid golfers within the sport, changing into the most recent large title to enroll to LIV Golf.

The world quantity three has turned his again on the, regardless of beforehand stating in 2022 that he wouldn’t be part of the Saudi-led breakaway tour, which was based in 2021.

The Masters champion, talking at a press convention on Thursday, insisted he “made the choice considering of myself and my household”.

“As you’ll be able to see now it is official. That is me lastly saying after all of the rumours, a few of them have been true, and I’m formally becoming a member of LIV Golf,” he stated at a press convention, with MARCA among the many retailers invited.

“It is not a straightforward choice. I’ve had a really profitable profession and I am glad. There are loads of issues that LIV Golf have to supply which have been very engaging, beginning with group golf.”

Rahm places household first

Rahm, who refused to debate the precise figures in his contract, has reportedly landed an eye-watering $566.4million pay bundle to affix the likes of Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka in abandoning the PGA for the Saudi riches.

However the 29-year-old from Bilbao has hit again at strategies that cash is his motivation behind the choice.

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“I play golf for the love of the sport and for the love of golf. I am an bold individual however I am not a grasping one,” he added.

“Clearly, [money] is an element and it is an essential one on this choice. The love of the sport and eager to develop it in a worldwide market. Being a part of the group.

“Being a captain. Hopefully being a frontrunner to team-mates. It makes me need to work more durable than I’ve achieved now to really show myself.

“Hopefully a while sooner or later some children in Spain will need to be a part of this group that I’m going to construct.

“Hopefully it is one thing that I’m associated to for a really very long time. Hopefully till the day I die. And I could make it one thing very particular.”

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