PGA Tour official on LIV Golf's message: 'Keep fighting against us?'

"The lesson here is if you have enough money, you can do whatever you want to in America."- he said.

by Sead Dedovic
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PGA Tour official on LIV Golf's message: 'Keep fighting against us?'
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Jon Rahm's joining LIV Golf caused a lot of reaction. PGA Tour officials are certainly furious about the Spaniard's departure, especially given his earlier statements. One of the PGA Tour officials, who wanted to remain anonymous, expressed his frustrations with Jon Rahm in an interview with ESPN. He could not but mention Al-Rumayyan, the governor of Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund, who realized that he can do what he wants with money.

"Yasir stood down for a while"- he told ESPN.

"But as he kept reading about all these other suitors, I think he just decided, let's go after the Masters champion, the guy who said he wouldn't be bought for any price, and name him a price he couldn't refuse.

The lesson here is if you have enough money, you can do whatever you want to in America.

The Saudis have figured that out. Yasir understands that."

PGA Tour official: It was nothing more than a shot across the bow

The PGA Tour official believes that the PIF sent a clear message to the PGA Tour leaders with this move. The fact is that the PGA Tour does not have the financial power to compete with the Saudis. Precisely because of this, many believe that the best solution would be a merger. The deadline for an agreement between PIF and the PGA Tour is December 31. It would not be strange if the Saudis would "steal" a few more stars in the coming period and offer huge figures for their arrivals.

"It was nothing more than a shot across the bow.

It was a * you by PIF to the tour that they can grab anyone, even the guy who was adamant about not joining.

Three hundred million dollars is a rounding error to the Saudis.

Their message was: 'You want to keep fighting with us, really? You want to keep talking to everyone and box us out? Good luck with that.'

That's their message."

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