The announcement of Jon Rahm's withdrawal from the TGL and the technical incident which ruined the venue due to host the events gave rise to speculation concerning a possible departure of the Basque from the LIV Golf. Although rumors about this have been circulating for more than a year, they have started again in recent days.
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Indeed, Rahm is currently in “negotiations” with LIV Golf. This information raises questions, because the player had withdrawn from the TGL adventure launched by Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, arguing that it would require a level of commitment that he could not offer at the moment.
Although McIlroy and Woods strongly opposed the Rebel Tour, Rahm never outright condemned the LIV. He mainly criticizes the proposed game format. The Mickelson clan would also be in charge regarding negotiations with LIV Golf.
Thus, the possible arrival of Jon Rahm on this circuit remains subject to much speculation. However, when the LIV-PGA Tour-DP World Tour merger was announced, the world number 3 strongly criticized PGA Tour officials, declaring: "Someone from the PGA Tour told me everything two minutes before the announcement.
I thought it was a joke. That's what they should have done from the start instead of creating division." The Flushing It Twitter account was the first to report the advanced talks. It is rumored that the two camps could reach an agreement if Rahm obtains a change in tournament formats.
Rahm is close to Sergio Garcia and Phil Mickelson, whose brother, Tim, was his coach for a long time. The winner of the Masters is exempt from all major tournaments for the next five years, which could weigh in and deal a fatal blow to the PGA Tour.
The case therefore deserves to be followed very closely, without excluding the possibility of an unexpected outcome. Jon Rahm Rodríguez (Barrika, 10 November 1994) is a Spanish golfer. Already at number 1 in the world amateur golf rankings for a record time of 60 weeks, he reached first place in the official ranking after winning the Memorial Tournament in July 2020, then returning to occupy the highest position following the victory of the U.S. Open in June 2021: he was the first Spaniard to triumph in the prestigious tournament.