Jon Rahm Signs $300 Million Deal with LIV Golf
Jon Rahm’s much-anticipated move from the PGA Tour to LIV Golf is complete. Reports say the Spanish star’s price was in the $300 million range, along with 25 percent equity in captaining his own yet-to-be-named team. Rahm – the reigning Masters Champion– is the biggest “get” yet for Saudi-backed LIV, which is currently in negotiations for some business agreement with the PGA Tour. It’s unclear whether or not if the Dec. 31 deadline to complete a deal will be impacted Rahm’s signing with the upstart league.
“It’s not an easy decision because I’ve had a really successful career and I’ve been really happy” Rahm told Fox News as part of his initial announcement. “But there’s a lot of things that LIV Golf has to offer that were very, very enticing, starting with team golf. Being part of a team is something that’s been really big for me throughout my career. I was part of the Spanish national team from the age of 14 until I graduated college. I was part of the Arizona State golf team. As a pro, you don’t have that chance very often. … It’s something that is very fun to play for something more than just yourself.
“And simply, the growth that LIV Golf has brought to the game of golf. It’s something fresh. It’s something new. It’s something with a ton of potential and opportunity. It’s something I’m really excited about.”
The LIV season begins Feb. 2-4 at Mayakoba in Mexico. The first U.S. currently is set for Feb. 8-10 in Las Vegas.
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