Report: Jon Rahm makes his first LIV Golf signing after £450m deal

Reigning Masters champion Jon Rahm is reportedly poised to add fellow Spaniard Adri Arnaus to his LIV Golf League side.

Report: Jon Rahm makes his first LIV Golf signing after £450m deal
Report: Jon Rahm makes his first LIV Golf signing after £450m deal

Jon Rahm has reportedly already made his first LIV Golf signing. 

According to Relevo, the Spanish World No.3 has acquired the services of Adri Arnaus. 

If the report turned out to be true it wouldn't be surprising in the least given their ties. 

Rahm and Arnaus are extremely close pals off the course and were both part of the Spanish U-18 side that won the European Junior Championship in 2011. 

Arnaus also represented Spain at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Rahm was in the team but was forced to withdraw after testing positive for COVID-19. 

Arnaus is 29 years old and has four professional wins to his resume. 

Undoubtedly, his highest-profile victory came at the 2022 Catalunya Championship on the DP World Tour. Arnaus defeated Germany's Oliver Bekker in a playoff.

Report: Jon Rahm makes his first LIV Golf signing after £450m deal

Adri Arnaus

The 2024 LIV Golf League kicks off in Mexico next February. 

Rahm has yet to announce any players to his side as of yet, nor has he released the official team name. 

There were rumours Rahm, who joined the Saudi-backed breakaway in a £450m deal, was trying to prize Viktor Hovland and Tony Finau away from the PGA Tour. 

Finau appeared to confirm he was in talks with LIV but then finally committed to the North American circuit after the Grant Thornton Invitational, writing on Instagram: "I'm not leaving." 

It also doesn't look as if Norway's Hovland will be joining LIV anytime soon either. 

Hovland remained tight-lipped over his future until he recently appeared on a podcast in his homeland. 

The European Ryder Cup hero said he understood why Rahm joined LIV and didn't think it was fair to criticise any player that bolted. 

He also put the top brass of the PGA Tour on full blast, explaining how they have managed their battle with LIV poorly and behaved arrogantly. 

Asked if he would be joining LIV anytime soon, Hovland replied: "I don't think their product is that great. I'm not such a fan of, for example, playing without a cut.

"You need the competition with 150 players and a cut. If you don’t play well enough, you're out.

"There is something about it that makes your game a little sharper. If I had gone to LIV, I don't think I would have become a better golfer.

"And then it is, in a way, end of discussion."

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