Reports: Jon Rahm's LIV Golf team targeting 2023 major champion

Jon Rahm is reportedly set to unveil impressive young amateur Caleb Surratt to his LIV Golf League team, according to multiple reports.

Reports: Jon Rahm's LIV Golf team targeting 2023 major champion
Reports: Jon Rahm's LIV Golf team targeting 2023 major champion

Jon Rahm is reportedly close to unveiling the three players who will be joining his LIV Golf side for the 2024 campaign. 

The breakaway tour begins their third season next month in Mexico but so far the Spaniard hasn't confirmed who will be on his team. 

Nor has the reigning Masters champion revealed what his team will be called. Recent reports suggest he has gone for Legion XIII. 

But per @FlushingIt and @Handicap54, it is said Rahm has secured the services of the talented young amateur Caleb Surratt

Surratt is a former junior world number one and has represented his country in the Junior Ryder Cup.

He is currently ranked 10th in the amateur standings. 

His game is very highly thought of and, in April he became the first freshman since Justin Thomas to win the SEC Championship.

The University of Tennessee alum was also a member of the 2023 Walker Cup side. 

Reports: Jon Rahm's LIV Golf team targeting 2023 major champion

FlushingIt has also reported LIV are eyeing up an audacious bid to lure 2023 U.S. Open champion Wyndham Clark over to the 'rebel' league. 

Clark has reportedly been in negotiations with LIV over the last few months and the two parties are close to striking a deal. 

"Wyndham Clark has been in negotiations to join LIV Golf since before Christmas and is moving ever closer to a deal," FlushingIt posted on X.  

"Although it's not 100 per cent confirmed yet."

Clark would be a major coup for Rahm and another dagger to the PGA Tour should the framework agreement fall apart. 

In a recent eyebrow raising interview, PGA Tour policy board member Webb Simpson stated he was confident a deal will be agreed in a matter of weeks. 

It should be noted this is the same account that confirmed Rahm had signed for LIV weeks before the official announcement on 8 December 2023. 

If true, Clark is not the first high-profile name Rahm has targeted for his LIV team. 

Tony Finau was close to joining Rahm at LIV but appeared to have a change of heart. "I'm not leaving," he wrote on Instagram four weeks ago to put an end to the rumours. 

GolfMagic has been told by one source the deal failed over the American's desire to be paid $10m more than what was offered. 

England's Tyrrell Hatton was also linked with a move to Rahm's team, given the duo's obvious bond at the 2023 Ryder Cup

Rahm shocked the world of men's professional golf when he joined the Saudi-backed breakaway for a reported £450m fee. 

That figure is of course unsubstantiated. In a recent interview Rahm said he enjoys people trying to guess how much he was paid up front. 

One thing we know is that it was a huge sum of money, given LIV poster boy Phil Mickelson confirmed he was paid upwards of $200m.

Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau have also confirmed they were paid upwards of $100m. 

As for Rahm, it has also been reported by Handicap54 that LIV Golf Q-School graduate Kieran Vincent will join his team. 

Vincent is the brother of Scott Vincent, who was a member of Kevin Na's IronHeads GC before he was relegated. 

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