Jon Rahm optimistic about possible return to PGA Tour amid talks with LIV Golf

Posted : 07 February 2024

Jon Rahm expressed hope for a possible return of LIV Golf players to the PGA Tour and admitted feeling emotional about missing certain events. Rahm, who joined the breakaway LIV tour in December in a lucrative deal, is currently excluded from PGA Tour tournaments.

 

Talks about a potential merger between the two tours have been ongoing. Rahm, a 29-year-old Spaniard, shared his desire to play certain PGA Tour events again in the near future, expressing his love for those competitions.

 

Having made his LIV debut in Mexico, Rahm missed out on PGA events at Palm Springs and Torrey Pines, significant venues for him. Reflecting on this, he mentioned the emotional difficulty of being at home and not participating in events like Torrey, which holds personal importance for him.

 

While expressing his eagerness to return to specific events, Rahm emphasized the emotional impact of missing out on tournaments like Torrey and Phoenix, which is close to his home.

 

Negotiations between the PGA Tour and Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund (PIF), the funder of LIV, began in June 2023, aiming to end the split in the game. Although the deadline for an agreement passed on December 31, talks have continued into the new year.

 

Rahm expressed his hope for a deal that could allow LIV players a route back to certain PGA Tour tournaments, even if through invitations. Despite missing some events, Rahm asserted that he has no regrets about his decision to join LIV Golf, emphasizing his confidence in it being the right move for him.

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