Jon Rahm: My priority is not money, but winning!

“I can tell you right now that any Major champion this year might not remember how much money they made"

by Sead Dedovic
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Jon Rahm: My priority is not money, but winning!
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In today's world of golf, and sports in general, there are common prejudices that most people play only for money. We are aware that there is a lot of money involved in most sports, especially golf. However, it seems that not everyone is motivated solely by money.

There are also some other more important things that make them happy. Jon Rahm is a well-known name in the world of golf. If he were to win the Tour Championship, $18 million would be on his account. In an interview with the media, Rahm commented on the statements of fans of this sport that most of them play only for money.

The Spaniard is furious and angry at such statements and does not see the point of them. “It's one of the things that frustrates me about watching this broadcast,” -the Spaniard said, as quoted by golfmonthly.com “Like, we're not thinking if we miss a putt how much it's going to cost us money-wise.

No chance. Like, none whatsoever. You're trying to finish as high as possible. You're trying to win a tournament. It's one of my pet peeves when they make this tournament all about money because I think it takes away from it”.

Jon Rahm explains his view

Rahm is fortunate to have the privilege of being in a position where money is not his priority. Jon is a great golfer whose ambitions are much bigger than that. While defending his views, Rahm revealed why he has the opinion he does.

“I can tell you right now that any Major champion this year might not remember how much money they made. And that's the beauty about this game and I think that's how it should be. Obviously, I'm saying that, being in an extremely privileged position financially.

I mean, at that point, from first to second, you're making a ton of money, so it's more about winning than the prize itself”.

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