Golf commentator blasts LIV's Jon Rahm: "He's got buyer's remorse"

Sky Sports commentator Andrew Cotter has claimed Jon Rahm already has buyer's remorse over his mega-money switch to the LIV Golf League.

Golf commentator blasts LIV's Jon Rahm: "He's got buyer's remorse"
Golf commentator blasts LIV's Jon Rahm: "He's got buyer's remorse"

Sports commentator and broadcaster Andrew Cotter has claimed Jon Rahm already has buyer's remorse over his lucrative switch to the LIV Golf League. 

Cotter made the claim in the most recent edition of The Chipping Forecast alongside BBC golf journalist Iain Carter and English pro Eddie Pepperell. 

Rahm made a reported £450m ($566.4m) move to the Saudi Arabia-backed tour last December and has since played in two LIV Golf events.

The reigning Masters champion tasted one team victory with his side, Legion XIII, alongside Tyrrell Hatton and Caleb Surratt.

But he has thrown away golden opportunities in the individual competitions down the stretch in Mexico and Las Vegas. 

Rahm was filmed dropping multiple F-bombs across his first two LIV events, which isn't out of the ordinary given his temperament.

It should also be noted that LIV players aren't fined for foul language, too. 

Elsewhere, Rahm was also spotted getting a little bit hot under the collar with one LIV spectator in Las Vegas. 

The 30-year-old appeared frustrated with the noise from the spectator's phone, blissfully unaware of the blaring music pumping from the speakers on the tee box. 

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And Cotter, a long-time LIV Golf sceptic, claimed Rahm isn't happy with life on his new tour. 

"They [LIV] had a good finish with Dustin Johnson winning it [in Las Vegas]," he told the podcast.  

"But the key thing about this is that Jon Rahm suddenly... you can see he's got buyer's remorse or as much remorse as a man can have with $300m in his pocket in that he's saying he wants to come back and play PGA Tour events if possible."

Cotter was referencing Rahm's comments about not playing in the Waste Management Phoenix Open. 

He explained driving by TPC Scottsdale made him 'emotional' knowing he wouldn't be there after he was banned by the North American circuit. 

Cotter continued: "You can see he's not enjoying the atmosphere of LIV. He's wanting people to be quiet.

"But you cannot have that $300m cake and eat it by coming back to the PGA Tour as well. It's nonsense. 

"I get so angry with Tyrrell Hatton as well saying that he hopes he can come back and play Tour events.

"I'm sure they do, but you cannot jump to take that enormous wedge of cash for nothing other than taking the enormous wedge of cash and then say, 'The atmosphere is not what I wanted here I would quite like to go back and play the tournaments that I love playing on the PGA Tour.'"

Pepperell agreed with the sentiment, adding: "On that, there's no way somebody on the PGA Tour can go and play a LIV event. 

"So it isn't like-for-like, there is clearly an inequality there in that sense. It's not entirely equal."

The aforementioned Carter offered the view that things have changed for elite men's professional golfers after the established Tours offered a willingness to do business with LIV's financiers. 

"That's slightly shifted the environment in which these moves have taken," he said. 

Rahm will make his third appearance for LIV over 1-3 March in Jeddah. 

In that event, it has been speculated Anthony Kim will make his debut for the rival tour as a 'wildcard'. 

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