Jon Rahm Urges LIV Golf to Make Change for Progress

"If there ever was a way where LIV could go to 72 holes I think it would help all of this argument a lot."- he said.

by Sead Dedovic
Jon Rahm Urges LIV Golf to Make Change for Progress
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Jon Rahm has great ambitions for this year's Masters, aiming to repeat the success of last year. He faces a tough task ahead, but the Spaniard is confident he can achieve great things. Rahm won't be the only LIV Golfer at this competition, as 12 other players from LIV Golf will also compete at the Masters. 

In an interview with the BBC, Rahm discussed interesting topics, with a focus on the LIV Golf format. Opinions on the LIV Golf format are divided, especially regarding the debate on whether LIV Golf should expand its number of holes to 72. The brilliant Spanish golfer believes that LIV Golf should move closer to others. Rahm sees this as a path towards unification, eagerly awaited by all.

"If there ever was a way where LIV could go to 72 holes I think it would help all of this argument a lot.

The closer I think we can get LIV Golf to some other things the better. I think it would be for some kind of unification to feed into a world tour or something like that. I don't know if I'm alone in this, but I definitely wouldn't mind going back to 72 holes."- Jon Rahm said, as quoted by Golf Monthly!

LIV Golf obviously needs to make some changes if they intend to be rewarded with OWGR ranking points. In this atmosphere, it's hard to expect LIV Golfers to be awarded ranking points, as there are still many steps ahead of them that they must adhere to. Perhaps this will be one of the ways they can get closer to achieving their goal while also satisfying the desire of LIV Golfers.

Jon Rahm isn't the only one, as we've already mentioned, who would be happy with such changes. Many of his colleagues advocate for the same, aware that it could potentially enhance the quality of LIV Golf and enable this tour to achieve its goals. Talor Gooch, one of Rahm's colleagues, has spoken about this.

In an interview with Australian Golf Digest, Gooch mentioned that there hadn't been an open forum discussion involving all the players yet. He stated that opinions among players varied, with some welcoming the idea of a 72-hole format and others opposing it. Gooch anticipated that discussions would occur, and it would be interesting to see the outcome of these conversations.

In the golf world, there are debates regarding LIV Golf and whether this tour can truly offer golf of equal quality to the PGA Tour. Considering that a large number of PGA Tour players have decided to join LIV Golf, and there were already some quality golfers previously, it seems that LIV Golf can offer fans what they want. 

It's difficult to delve into such a topic, as it's hard to assess and make comparisons between these two tours. Looking at the future of both LIV Golf and the PGA Tour, it's also difficult to predict events and see if other PGA Tour players will follow the same path. At this moment, it doesn't seem so. 

Jon Rahm on his skepticism about LIV Golf

Jon Rahm has reflected on the qualities of LIV Golf and the skepticism of individuals regarding this competition. The Spaniard himself was skeptical about this tour and its holes, considering he was previously a member of the PGA. He admitted that this was one thing that prevented him from joining LIV Golf. However, Rahm stresses that now when he plays a tournament, he forgets that he played only 54 holes.

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Jon Rahm's move to LIV Golf has sparked notable criticism from many in the golf world. At that time, the Spaniard was arguably the best player on the PGA Tour, and his departure left a huge void. However, the PGA Tour is a tour with history and tradition, and there are many who possess top qualities on this tour.

Jon Rahm suggested that his decision to join LIV Golf could mark a turning point for the golfing world. He recognized the importance of his choice and the potential ramifications it could have on the sport. Understanding the weight of his decision, Rahm admitted that it wasn't taken lightly.

He also mentioned the potential for a shift in the balance of golf due to players like himself transitioning to LIV Golf. Reflecting on his own accomplishments, particularly in the previous year, Rahm recognized his reputation as one of the prominent figures in golf. He acknowledged that his decision could carry a huge influence given his position within the sport.

The Spaniard knew he was in a difficult position, but he still decided to make the best decision for himself, aware that such a decision could change his future.

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