Rumors a couple of doable departure of Jon Rahm to LIV Golf aren’t slowing down. Though the Spanish golfer made clear in February 2022 his “loyalty to the PGA Tour”, in latest weeks rumors have been circulating that he’s open to the change.
Much more so when Tom D’Angelo, a reporter for the Palm Seaside Put up, spoke of “a number of media retailers reporting that Rahm is in superior talks with the Saudi-backed league for a possible $600 million.” This report spoke of him becoming a member of the staff captained by Sergio Garcia.
The rumor mill has now reached the Hero World Problem. Through the press conferences after the second day, the query was posed to Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth. The previous, requested concerning the doable departure of some gamers, didn’t give many particulars.
“I might be shocked, sure, however a whole lot of various things have occurred in the previous few weeks. Issues have modified and can proceed to alter,” Woods stated.
Spieth heaps reward on Rahm
Spieth, co-leader of the Hero World Problem after the primary two rounds, was extra express and spoke instantly about the opportunity of Jon Rahm being one of many gamers becoming a member of LIV Golf.
“Jon Rahm is without doubt one of the greatest belongings we’ve on the PGA Tour. It would not be excellent for us general as a result of we wish to play towards the perfect gamers on the earth and that is what Jon is,” stated Spieth.
“I do know there have been a couple of guys which have talked to him. I do know possibly he is weighing some choices, possibly he isn’t. I actually do not know, so I do not wish to insult him and say he is weighing choices if he already is aware of he isn’t or if he’s.
“If he isn’t contemplating it in any respect, which I actually do not know, then it will be insulting to only play this recreation with him and reply these questions. He is perhaps insulted by it.”
“That is type of out of my management in a approach. Clearly, I might converse for over 200 gamers on the PGA Tour and say we actually hope he continues with us.”
Though the LIV doesn’t give factors for the world rating and that calls into query the presence in main tournaments, Rahm’s victory on the latest Masters at Augusta offers him an exemption for the 4 Majors for the subsequent 5 years, and ensures he’ll play on the Masters for all times.