Jon Rahm and Rory McIlroy have a great relationship, which can be felt in the words of the Spaniard. Namely, at the moment when Jon Rahm signed for LIV Golf, it was expected that furious reactions would follow from PGA Tour golfers, including Rory McIlroy. However, the Northern Irishman had nothing but praise for Rahm and stressed that he understands his decision. In addition, Rory recently urged that the rules be changed for Rahm to have a chance to play in next year's Ryder Cup. Jon Rahm is happy about such statements from Rory. He thinks McIlroy is a fantastic player. McIlroy recently emphasized that he regrets his statements about LIV Golf, and that he was too judgmental.
"I mean I think it has de-escalated the tension. Rory is a fantastic player who has taken on a lot.
It takes a lot of maturity and it takes a lot to step back and voice out when you have been wrong especially with a worldwide audience like he has."- Jon Rahm said, as quoted by golfmagic.com
Jon Rahm reacts to Rory McIlroy's reaction
Rahm emphasized that the two are great friends, and he is pleased with McIlroy's reaction.
On the other hand, the Spaniard expressed sadness that they will not have the opportunity to compete together. Nevertheless, he assured that their friendship will be just as strong as before. Rahm believes that the most important thing at this moment is for golf to progress, and for the fans to be happy with the outcome.
Of course, Rahm certainly emphasized the PIF-PGA Tour deal here, which is waiting to be finalized. However, things are very strange on the golf scene at the moment, and many feel that it is difficult to be optimistic at the moment. Golf fans hope to see some nicer days, and have the chance to see only the best ones in one place!