Money that Jon Rahm pocketed in LIV debut

This week, the spectacular El Camaleón Golf Course in Playa del Carmen (Mexico) was the scene of the exciting start of the 2024 season of the LIV Golf, the Arab Super League

by Andrea Gussoni
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Money that Jon Rahm pocketed in LIV debut
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This week, the spectacular El Camaleón Golf Course in Playa del Carmen (Mexico) was the scene of the exciting start of the 2024 season of the LIV Golf, the Arab Super League. The tournament offered an impressive prize pool of $25 million, with $20 million reserved for individual qualification and $5 million for the top three teams competing.

Jon Rahm, results

The winner of the tournament takes home a check for four million dollars, while second place receives a prize of $2,250,000. Third place, shared by Jon Rahm and South African Dean Burmester, is worth $1.5 million, and fourth place takes home $1 million.

Regarding the team classification, the first three finishers are rewarded. The winning team takes home three million dollars, distributed among the four players. The second team receives one and a half million, and the third half a million.

Therefore, Jon Rahm's debut at Mayakoba turned out to be lucrative, as he deposited a total of $2,000,000 into his bank account. In addition to his shared third place finish, he pocketed $750,000 for the team's victory, adding up to an impressive financial achievement for the Spanish golfer.

Jon Rahm Rodríguez is a Spanish professional golfer,5​ current number 3 in the world.6 He was number one in the World Amateur Golf Ranking for sixty weeks, holding the absolute record as number one in said classification.

He started as a professional in 2016, the year in which he participated in the United States Open, which he would win only five years later, on June 20, 2021, making him the first Spanish golfer to win this tournament. In 2017 he was champion of the San Diego Open, the Irish Open and the Dubai World Championship.

On July 19, 2020, he won the Memorial Tournament (Ohio) and reached the number one position in the PGA world golf rankings, ousting Rory McIlroy, thus becoming the twenty-fourth number one in history, the tenth European and the second Spaniard after Severiano Ballesteros.

In 2023 he became champion of the Augusta Masters (the fourth Spaniard after Severiano Ballesteros, José María Olazábal and Sergio García) and won his second Ryder Cup (2018, 2023) with the European team.

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