LIV Signing Jon Rahm Would Represent a 'massive coup' for the Saudi-Funded Tour

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Securing Rahm would be a monumental achievement for LIV, potentially surpassing their previous acquisition of Open champion Cam Smith. As the reigning Masters champion and a Ryder Cup hero, Rahm's potential move adds a layer of complexity to the ongoing golf landscape.

Despite Rahm's past allegiance to the PGA Tour, recent rumours link him to a multimillion-dollar deal with LIV, a move that could reshape the future of professional golf. While social media buzzes with speculations, only a handful of insiders hold the truth, leaving established tours like the PGA and DP World in a state of uncertainty.

The timing is crucial, with looming meetings between PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan and PIF's golf enthusiast Yasir Al-Rumayyan. Tiger Woods, a key figure in the PGA Tour's management, sets a firm deadline of December 31 for the Saudi deal, adding pressure to resolve the situation.

Jordan Spieth, representing the PGA Tour's policy board, expresses hope that Rahm remains with them. The unknowns surrounding Rahm's decision create a complex narrative, as his departure would not only impact the PGA Tour but also Europe's DP World circuit and Ryder Cup team.



The potential consequences extend beyond individual players, affecting the Ryder Cup's competitive balance. Rahm's departure could leave Europe without a key player in the upcoming match in New York in 2025, emphasizing the broader implications of golf's ongoing "civil war."

In the midst of these uncertainties, the Ladies European Tour's decision to postpone a crucial vote to merge with the LPGA adds another layer of complexity to the golf landscape. Speculation arises about Saudi Arabia's potential role in supporting the LET, signalling a broader interest in advancing women's golf.

While the rumour mill continues to turn, the possible implications of Rahm's move resonate across the golfing world. As the sport evolves, only time will reveal the true impact of these speculations on the future of professional golf and its marquee events like the Ryder Cup.


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