Rahm trusts in the impact of LIV team format

Spanish golfer Jon Rahm expressed his excitement about the new team format introduced by the LIV Golf, highlighting its potential to inspire young Spaniards to engage in the sport

by Andrea Gussoni
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Rahm trusts in the impact of LIV team format
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Spanish golfer Jon Rahm expressed his excitement about the new team format introduced by the LIV Golf, highlighting its potential to inspire young Spaniards to engage in the sport. Rahm, who is gearing up to compete in the LIV Golf Andalucía at Valderrama, pointed out that this format, reminiscent of team sports like football, could attract a new generation of golf players in Spain.

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The Basque player, who leads Team Legion XIII in the LIV Golf, emphasized the format's ability to engage fans, who can rally behind and support an entire team rather than focusing solely on an individual player.

Rahm believes that this dynamic could rejuvenate golf in Spain, appealing to a broader audience, especially those who closely follow team sports. Rahm also praised the return of elite golf to Valderrama, highlighting its historical significance and potential to become a gathering point for the Spanish audience.

In addition to the competition, Rahm confessed his desire to return home and enjoy the company of his family, as well as the delicious Spanish cuisine he longs for. With the LIV Golf Andalucía scheduled to take place at Valderrama from July 12th to 14th, Rahm joins a stellar lineup of confirmed golfers, including Sergio García, Brooks Koepka, Bryson DeChambeau, Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson, Cameron Smith, and Patrick Reed.

Rahm's presence, along with other top names, promises an exciting event that is sure to captivate fans worldwide. Jon Rahm Rodríguez, born on November 10, 1994, in Barrika, Biscay, is a professional Spanish golfer, currently ranked number 3 in the world.

He held the number one position in the World Amateur Golf Ranking for sixty weeks, setting the absolute record for the longest reign at the top of that ranking. Rahm turned professional in 2016, the same year he made his debut at the U.S.

Open, an event he would go on to win five years later on June 20, 2021, becoming the first Spanish golfer to claim victory in this prestigious tournament. In 2017, he won the Farmers Insurance Open, the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, and the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai.

On July 19, 2020, Rahm won the Memorial Tournament in Ohio, catapulting him to the number one spot in the PGA World Golf Rankings, surpassing Rory McIlroy. This achievement made him the twenty-fourth player to hold the top position, the tenth European, and the second Spaniard after Severiano Ballesteros.

In 2023, Rahm secured victory at the Masters Tournament in Augusta, becoming the fourth Spanish player to do so after Severiano Ballesteros, José María Olazábal, and Sergio García. Additionally, he clinched his second Ryder Cup victory with the European team, having previously triumphed in 2018 and again in 2023.

Rahm's impressive achievements and consistent performances have solidified his reputation as one of the top golfers in the world, and he continues to inspire aspiring golfers with his talent and determination.

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