Report: Jon Rahm and Tyrrell Hatton's 2025 Ryder Cup prospects in doubt

Jon Rahm and Tyrrell Hatton, who joined LIV Golf for the 2025 season, have already been hit with huge fines from the DP World Tour.

Report: Jon Rahm and Tyrrell Hatton's 2025 Ryder Cup prospects in doubt

Jon Rahm and Tyrrell Hatton will still receive fines and suspensions for joining LIV Golf, despite ongoing talks to make peace in the men's game. 

Per the Guardian's Ewan Murray, it is said both players will receive penalties from the DP World Tour.

The fines range in value but Telegraph Sport claim the pair can be expected to be hit with fines up to £100,000. 

Sergio Garcia's bill for competing in LIV events without permission was said to total at least £1,000,000. 


The fines do not appear particularly relevant given the large sums of money each golfer is said to have been given for joining the rival league. 

Before LIV launched, some players were given the guarantees that any fines or legal bills would be taken care of. 

It is unclear if Rahm and Hatton's fines will be settled by LIV or if they are expected to pay up themselves. 

Rahm is said to have pocketed upwards of £400m when he joined LIV last December. Hatton's fee is assumed to be in the region of £50m. 

Report: Jon Rahm and Tyrrell Hatton's 2025 Ryder Cup prospects in doubt

Neither player has confirmed what their contracts are actually worth but publicly both players have stated their desires to play in the 2025 Ryder Cup.

Rahm said the decision to join LIV was ultimately worth the risk of missing out on the Ryder Cup. 

For his part Hatton admitted his Ryder Cup future was far from certain. 

It is the suspensions that could prove pivotal for the pair given they need to play DP World Tour events to be eligible for Luke Donald's team. 

Hatton and Rahm played a vital role in helping return the Cup to European hands last September in Italy. 

The duo contributed 6.5 points at the Marco Simone Golf & Country Club in Rome. 

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In the immediate aftermath of Rahm joining LIV, Rory McIlroy declared the Ryder Cup qualifying rules needed to be re-written to allow the reigning Masters champion to represent Europe at Bethpage Black. 

McIlroy later admitted he made a mistake by saying that as Rahm didn't resign his membership. Nor does he intend to.

The Ryder Cup issue will have to be sorted out by Guy Kinnings, who will replace Keith Pelley as DP World Tour chief executive next month. 

Pelley recently defended his decision to impose sanctions on LIV players. 

"I have no problem with anybody making a decision about what is best for them but I don't want them to begrudge the decisions we made in the best interest of the tour," he told the Times of London of the likes of Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood and Garcia. 

Kinnings is likely to come under pressure to introduce a process to allow Rahm and Hatton to return should peace not be made within the corridors of power. 

Though if that happens he is likely to face blowback from some DP World Tour members who would use the traditional method to qualify. 

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