"I know why Jon Rahm left the PGA Tour"

The news of Jon Rahm's signing for the Saudi LIV Golf circuit, which has been taking the golf world by storm in recent years, has generated a stir in the sporting world

by Andrea Gussoni
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"I know why Jon Rahm left the PGA Tour"
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The news of Jon Rahm's signing for the Saudi LIV Golf circuit, which has been taking the golf world by storm in recent years, has generated a stir in the sporting world. This native of Barrika is one of the great stars of current golf, and his departure from the PGA Tour represents a hard blow from which it will be difficult to recover.

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Although he has admitted that the economic factor has been one of the reasons that led him to make the decision to join LIV, Rahm has also highlighted the progress that the circuit has had in the last two years as a reason for the change of mind of LIV.

he. The player has acknowledged that there will be people who will not understand his choice after expressing his loyalty to the PGA Tour in the past, but others, like Viktor Hovland, have defended him at delicate moments in his sporting career.

The Norwegian player assured that he was not surprised by Rahm's decision, and that it is ridiculous to criticize players for leaving since only one position is often heard in the media. However, there are many factors at play.

Hovland also expressed displeasure with the direction of the PGA Tour, calling its work disastrous and encouraging other players to make self-serving decisions. The Norwegian, in a recent interview, has launched strong criticism of the PGA Tour, stating that players are seen as mere workers and not as members of the circuit.

According to him, without the players, the PGA Tour would be nothing. Furthermore, he has denounced that the decisions made are not always the best for the players, but rather for the business interests of the circuit. This arrogant attitude, in his opinion, is generating a series of tensions that are not constructive for the world of golf.

Although he has also criticized the format of the LIV Tour, he has concluded that he cannot blame those golfers who decide to participate in it, and has urged seeking a joint agreement to benefit golf as a whole. Expressing that Jon Rahm is a bad person and that LIV is scary indicates that you worry too much about the small details and don't see the full picture of what is happening.

It would be desirable for events to occur that return golf to normality. It is evident that there is a gap in this sport and that the PGA Tour does not have the same strength as before; This is an irrefutable fact.

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