Arabs buy golf, a shocking offer to Jon Rahm

Jon Rahm, the third-best golfer in the world and winner of The Masters in 2023, appears ready to say goodbye to current golf tours to join the Arab Super League

by Andrea Gussoni
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Arabs buy golf, a shocking offer to Jon Rahm
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Jon Rahm, the third-best golfer in the world and winner of The Masters in 2023, appears ready to say goodbye to current golf tours to join the Arab Super League. According to unofficial sources, the Spaniard would have accepted the pharaonic offer of LIV Golf, which would have offered him a multi-year contract worth a total of 600 million dollars, 300 million of which only upon signing.

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Such a monumental offer would have convinced the talented Basque golfer to experience this new adventure, also becoming the captain of "Fireballs GC", where he will play together with his dear friend and colleague, Sergio Garcia.

But it doesn't end there: it seems that LIV Golf is also setting its sights on the American Scottie Scheffler, currently the best in the world. If it materializes, it would be a major coup for the PIF-funded Saudi league. In the meantime, try the Eolo connection for free and enjoy love at first connection.

He attended Arizona State University and won 11 college tournaments, second only to Phil Mickelson who won 16 titles. In 2015 he participated as an amateur in the Phoenix Open, finishing fifth [4]. On April 1 he became first in the World Amateur Golf Ranking and remained there for 25 weeks, then regained the position and held it for another 35 weeks.

He thus qualified for the U.S. Open and the Open Championship the following year: in the first of the two tournaments he came twenty-third, then turned professional, simultaneously losing the right to play in the Open. The Quicken Loans National was his first professional event and he finished third.

The Canadian Open instead saw him come second. At the end of the season he obtained a card for the 2017 PGA Tour. Rahm found his first success in the Farmers Insurance Open thanks to an eagle on the last hole, managing to enter the major tournaments on the world scene.

At the Mexico Championship, an event in the World Golf Championships series, he finished third, two strokes behind the winner Dustin Johnson, while in the second event, the Dell Technologies Match Play, he lost the final against Johnson himself.

He later won the Irish Open by six strokes and the final tournament of the European Tour season, the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai, also winning the rookie of the year award. He began 2018 with a second place at the Tournament of Champions, still behind Dustin Johnson, but then came the triumph at the CareerBuilder Challenge with which he reached second position in the ranking: followed by the one at the Spanish Open and the one at the 2018 Ryder Cup together with European team.

He finished the year by also taking the title at the Hero World Challenge in December. In 2019 came success at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans and third place at the U.S. Open. He then returned to win the Irish Open and defended his title at the Spanish Open.

At the end of the season he triumphed again at the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai, thus finishing the Race to Dubai in the lead and becoming Golfer of the Year of the European Tour.

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