Jon Rahm was suspended from the PGA Tour

The PGA Tour has decided not to make any discounts towards Jon Rahm, suspended from the top American men's circuit due to his move to LIV Golf

by Andrea Gussoni
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Jon Rahm was suspended from the PGA Tour
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The PGA Tour has decided not to make any discounts towards Jon Rahm, suspended from the top American men's circuit due to his move to LIV Golf. As a result, the third-ranked player in the world will not be able to defend the title he won at The Sentry in 2023 and his position in the FedEx Cup standings has been erased.

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Pending ongoing negotiations with the Arab Super League, the PGA Tour reiterated its position: those who choose to participate in the breakaway league LIV Golf will not be able to participate in American Tour competitions.

Therefore, barring any changes, Jon Rahm will only be able to participate in the 4 Majors, but not in other PGA Tour events. The situation awaits further developments. The PGA Tour is the flagship organization operating major professional golf tours in the United States, headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

Its official name is written in full capital letters as "PGA TOUR". In 1968, the PGA Tour separated from the PGA of America, becoming its own autonomous organization, while the PGA of America remained an association of golf professionals, such as instructors and club managers.

Initially, tournament players created the Association of Professional Golfers (APG), but in 1968 they abolished that association to form the "PGA Tournament Players Division", a completely independent division of the PGA, under the supervision of a new 10-member Board for tournament policies.

Only in 1975, the official name finally changed to "PGA Tour". In 1981, the PGA Tour found itself at the center of a controversy over marketing issues with the PGA of America, which led to the Tour taking on the name "TPA Tour" (Tournament Players Association) in late August of that year .

However, the dispute was resolved in just seven months, and the tour's name reverted to the "PGA Tour" in March 1982. Given the multitude of similar names, it is appropriate to specify what the PGA Tour organizes and what it does not.

The PGA Tour is not responsible for the four major tournaments or the Ryder Cup. It is up to the PGA of America to organize the PGA Championship, the Senior PGA Championship and to co-organize the Ryder Cup with the PGA European Tour.

The PGA Tour is not involved in the tours women's championships in the United States, which are under the control of the LPGA. Furthermore, the PGA Tour is not the official authority that regulates the game of golf in the United States, which is instead entrusted to the USGA, which also organizes the U.S.

Championships. Open. What the PGA Tour does is run all the other golf events week after week, including The Players Championship and the FedEx Cup, as well as the biennial Presidents Cup. The tone must be serious and professional, avoiding addressing the reader and using exclamations.

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