Eddie Pepperell: PGA Tour has an opportunity to think outside the box

Pepperell expects the PGA Tour to take a different direction after Jon Rahm's departure

by Sead Dedovic
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Eddie Pepperell: PGA Tour has an opportunity to think outside the box
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Jon Rahm does not stop causing reactions from famous golfers and experts. His joining LIV Golf shocked everyone, considering that there is a fear that LIV Golf will continue with such a tradition in the future and that an increasing number of golfers will join LIV Golf.

There is another side; Individuals believe that this will affect both sides and speed up the process of agreement between the PIF and the PGA Tour. Eddie Pepperell emphasized through X that this could be a great chance for PGA Tour.

This signing, in my opinion, should be the biggest shock yet to the PGA Tour. They have an opportunity to think outside the box and create something truly global in nature," -he wrote on X.

Eddie Pepperell: There is still plentiful talent playing on the PGA Tour

Pepperell believes this is a great chance for the PGA Tour and DP World Tour to move in the right direction and take advantage of the potential they have.

Eddie is a person who has enormous respect for the PGA Tour and believes that this will not spoil the plans of the Tour leader. He's a firm believer in the talent that both the PGA Tour and DP World Tour possess.
“Irrespective of LIV, there is still plentiful talent playing on the PGA Tour and DP World Tour whereby if they look to expand their vision and create a truly global tour, one that both encourages participation from global players and one that travels to all corners of the world performing, then I still believe it can create something far more valuable than LIV ever will.

This is as much a plea as anything else to the powers that be to now look at a full consolidation, bring it all (PGA Tour and DP World Tour) together and create something different. We need open minds and top US-based players (especially) to embrace this opportunity”.

While Eddie holds immense respect for Rahm and sees him as one of the greatest talents, his move to LIV Golf left Pepperell feeling disappointed. "Nobody is a bigger Jon Rahm fan than me. I think he’s the best talent since Rory, and I believe he is smart, considered and thoughtful.

Ultimately, as a fan of traditional golf, I’m gutted he’s gone to LIV. That being said, I certainly won’t follow his progress on LIV."

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