Report: LIV rejected Jon Rahm after Spaniard quoted 'prohibitively large' figure

English tour pro Eddie Pepperell has claimed Jon Rahm's figure to join LIV Golf was 'so large' the rival league rejected the Spaniard.

Report: LIV rejected Jon Rahm after Spaniard quoted 'prohibitively large' figure
Report: LIV rejected Jon Rahm after Spaniard quoted 'prohibitively large'…

English tour pro Eddie Pepperell claims LIV Golf rejected Jon Rahm after the Spaniard told the rival league how much it would cost for the Masters champion to leave the PGA Tour. 

Speaking on the latest edition of The Chipping Forecast, the golfer claimed as many as 15 high-profile players were approached over the summer and asked what up-front fee they would need to sign a LIV Golf contract. 

LIV promised high-profile signings before their second campaign got underway but are yet to lure anyone that would be considered a 'game-changer'. 

GolfMagic has taken a look at 10 potential PGA Tour stars LIV Golf might try and recruit in the coming weeks and months after Phil Mickelson claimed he knows 'more' signings are imminent. 

Pepperell told the podcast: "I heard that Jon Rahm... I heard that LIV had approached 15 players this year asking them for a rough figure as to what would get them across and I was told that Rahm's figure was so prohibitively large that LIV rejected it. So, make of that what you want."

Rahm is said to have initially turned down as much as $300m to join LIV. 

He was also one of the highest-profile players who claimed PGA Tour stars who rejected LIV should not be compensated financially after the North American circuit announced the 6 June framework agreement. 

The Spaniard previously explained: "I just stayed because I think it's the best choice for myself and for the golf I want to play. We all had the chance to go to LIV and take the money and we chose to stay at the PGA Tour for whatever reason we chose. As I've said before, I already make an amazing living doing what I do."

Recently, prominent LIV critic Brandel Chamblee confirmed he was concerned about Rahm potentially joining LIV. 

"Rahm worries me a bit as he seems open to the idea," he wrote on X. "But I sense that his deep knowledge of the history of the game and his obvious future place in it will keep him from selling out. I hope that's the case."

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