Greg Norman confirms multiple PGA Tour stars "very keen" to join LIV Golf

LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman reveals his "phone is blowing up" after signing Jon Rahm last week. 

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Fri, 15 Dec 2023
Greg Norman reveals his "phone is blowing up" after signing Jon Rahm

Greg Norman claims his "phone is blowing up" with players wanting to join LIV Golf following the signing of Jon Rahm

LIV Golf CEO Norman is adamant there will be a "domino effect" of other PGA Tour stars joining the breakaway Saudi-backed league. 

Rahm is understood to have accepted a fee in the region of £450m to join LIV Golf. 

The Spaniard will captain his own team and play a key role in the direction of the league. 

Norman told BBC World Business Report: 

"To have Jon on board was critically important to our next steps into the future and what we want to do.
"It will create a domino effect, there will be more apples falling from the tree - there's no question about it.
"Since Jon signed, less than a week ago now, I know my phone is blowing up. I know we probably have eight to 12 players who are very, very keen to sit down and talk to us about coming on board. Time will tell."

Rahm had consistently pushed back on past rumours linking him with a move away from the PGA Tour to LIV Golf. 

Norman was therefore pressed further by the BBC on Rahm's shock U-turn ahead of 2024. 

The Australian explained the fresh LIV Golf franchise and team model played a big part in Rahm's decision. 

Norman said: 

"It tells you the value of what our platform is, where these PGA Tour players see the opportunity that LIV offers," continued the two-time major winner,
"LIV is a different platform to the DP World Tour or the PGA Tour and the players want to do both quite honestly, so we've created something special. It's a franchise, it's a team model and they have embraced it 100%."

Norman this week rejected claims he will leave LIV Golf in the future despite previous reports suggesting his days were numbered.

Rahm's move to LIV Golf comes just weeks before the PGA Tour and the PIF's proposed merger on December 31.

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