Paul McGinley on Jon Rahm's decision: I don't know who to trust, it's a massive blow

"This is a seismic shift in terms of power within the game of golf towards the Saudi league.."

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Paul McGinley on Jon Rahm's decision: I don't know who to trust, it's a massive blow
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Paul McGinley is disappointed after Jon Rahm joined LIV Golf. The golf world is in a major transition, and such changes are attracting more and more attention. A large number of golf fans do not like the direction this sport is going, but it seems that many will have to accept the current situation.

McGinley believes this is a huge blow to the PGA Tour, which has tradition and prestige. LIV Golf indeed has the financial power to lure the best talent away from the PGA Tour.
"It's a massive blow. It's a huge blow," McGinley told Sky Sports News.

"This is a seismic shift in terms of power within the game of golf towards the Saudi league and away from the tours. Away from the DP World Tour as well as the PGA Tour. LIV will be very giddy this morning and chomping at the bit that they've smashed up what we have known to be professional golf in the last 40 or 50 years."

Paul McGinley: I don't know who to trust

Rahm's statement, saying "although money is great and wonderful, he does not play golf for money," didn't convince many people.

Former PGA Tour players had similar statements after joining LIV Golf, although they were previously against the Tour of the same name. Rumors that circulated for weeks were not convincing to many. Few expected that Rahm would actually make such a decision and shock the world of golf!

"I don't know who to trust or what to say anymore because so many people have completely reversed their positions on what they said. Jon Rahm came out very strongly in support of the tours and came out very, very strongly that this was not a good format [in LIV], that he didn't enjoy it, that he didn't see any future in it, that he was chasing his own career and titles on the PGA Tour, titles on the DP World Tour and obviously Ryder Cup and he knows that by going here it's going to put a lot of that in jeopardy." The Spaniard's departure creates dilemmas about what the future holds for the golf scene.

One of the options is a merger, and there are 20 days left for the PIF and the PGA Tour to agree. Some believe that the PGA Tour can take advantage of this opportunity and make major changes that will generate interest and increase viewership. In any case, golf fans do not have much reason for optimism.

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