“Jon Rahm asks for $300 million for LIV Golf, gets turned down”
October 27, 2023 | by bookmeforphotographers.com
Men’s golf world number three Jon Rahm (29-Spain) has allegedly demanded an astronomical signing bonus from Saudi Arabia’s capital-backed LIV Golf before being turned down.
Eddie Pepperell, who plays on the DP World Tour, recently told a podcast program on internet radio that LIV Golf approached 15 players this year and asked them how much they were willing to pay to leave their current tour and join LIV Golf.
“One of them was Rahm, and I was told that his approximate asking price was so high that LIV Golf turned him down,” Pepperell added.
According to reports, Lam’s demand was for $300 million (approximately $406.6 million).
Ram, who made a similar offer to LIV Golf prior to this season that was rejected, won four major championships this year, including the Masters Tournament, on the U.S. Professional Golf Association (PGA) Tour. He has 11 career PGA Tour victories.
Rahm has also been generous to LIV Golf. He defended fellow Spaniard Sergio Garcia’s decision to join LIV Golf, calling it a “stupid move” when Garcia was banned from the Ryder Cup for it. 짱구카지노
Brandel Chambliss, a prominent commentator on Golf Channel in the United States, also expressed concern about Rahm’s potential move away from the PGA Tour to LIV Golf.
“I don’t think the money and temptation will ever go away, so it’s inevitable that another player will move to LIV Golf. “I’m a little worried about Rahm because he seems to be open to it, but I think his deep knowledge of golf history and knowing his place will prevent him from joining (LIV Golf).
Chamberlain has been one of the most vocal critics of LIV Golf and Saudi Arabia’s growing influence in the sport. “Thank you to Scottie Schaeffler and Jordan Spieth for turning down (LIV Golf’s) tens of millions of dollars and helping to preserve PGA Tour history. A special thank you to Will Jallatoris for turning down $130 million,” he wrote.
Meanwhile, the PGA Tour and Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF), which sponsors LIV Golf, merged in June, but details of the tour’s operations have yet to be officially revealed.