Jon Rahm BLASTS LIV Golf as he quashes latest rumours: "Never liked the format"

Jon Rahm confirms he will NOT be tempted into a move to LIV Golf. 

Jon Rahm BLASTS LIV Golf as he hits back at latest rumours: "Never liked format"
Jon Rahm BLASTS LIV Golf as he hits back at latest rumours: "Never liked…

Jon Rahm has well and truly quashed all talk of him ever moving from the PGA Tour to the LIV Golf League by declaring he has "never liked the format". 

Rahm's name has been thrown around like confetti on social media (largely by LIV Golf fan accounts) when it comes to a shock transfer away from the PGA Tour. 

It is believed Rahm was offered in the region of $400m to leave the PGA Tour and join LIV Golf after he won The Masters in April.

That was one of a number of huge offers made to some of the best PGA Tour players. 

But Rahm, now a two-time major champion, admits he can only laugh at the latest rumours on the Golf Sin Etiquetas podcast.

Rahm is not a fan of the 54-hole team format, or the shotgun start by the sounds of it. 

He does still enjoy playing with some of the LIV Golf players in the majors, though. 

The above podcast was translated into English by Handicap 54

Rahm told the podcast: 

"I laugh when people rumour me with the LIV Golf League. I've never liked the format. I always have a good time with Phil [Mickelson] and Sergio [Garcia] in the practice rounds of majors."

Rahm added:

“Phil respects my decision and I respect his decision. He has told me that I have no reason to go to LIV. And he has told me that several times.”

The PGA Tour last month announced plans for a shock merger with the Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF), which currently bankrolls LIV Golf.

Jon Rahm BLASTS LIV Golf as he quashes latest rumours:

Rahm said he was informed of the merger two minutes before it was announced to the public, but he thought it was April 1. 

"Two minutes before the announcement came out someone from the PGA Tour contacted me and told me everything. I thought it was a joke. And this is what they should have done from the beginning. Instead they generated division then decided to come together again."

Should the merger go ahead, it is understood that LIV Golf will still be in operation, at least in the eyes of LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman who confirmed over the weekend that the circuit will remain in 2024 and it continues to attract the attention of a number of PGA Tour players. 

Speaking to LIV Golf commentator Arlo White last week, Norman said: 

"Just continue on the pathway where we are right now. I’m getting calls today about other players wanting to come. Been getting a lot of interest from that myself, personally."

While Rahm is happy with life on the PGA Tour ahead of a potential Saudi PIF merger, he does still believe LIV Golf will continue in future years.

"I hope they reach an agreement. I think LIV will continue, from what I understand when I talked to their players, none of them intend to return to the PGA Tour. They left for a reason."

Rahm does believe "punishment should be in order", though. 

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