Jon Rahm has confirmed that he will not be playing at TGL. Many were surprised by this news, considering that the Spaniard would be a great addition to this tournament. This news has fueled even more rumors that have been around for several weeks.
Many believe that Rahm is announcing his departure to LIV Golf with this move. However, is that so? According to golf veteran Hunter Mahan, Rahm has no plans to leave the PGA Tour. His focus is still to be part of the strongest Tour.
"He's not going to LIV. There’s nothing complicated or nuanced to @JonRahmpga backing out of TGL. He’s not going to LIV. Lot of travel for an indoor event, when he wants to win majors."- Mahan wrote on X.
Jon Rahm on the PGA Tour
The Spaniard was clear from the first day: I want to stay on the PGA Tour!
He emphasized that money is not his main motive, and that he still wants to be a part of the biggest competitions. Rahm is grateful to be part of the PGA Tour, and LIV Golf was never an option for him. His statement from a few months ago says so; “I understand the PGA Tour wanting to do something for those players who helped and stayed on the PGA Tour.
I’ll be the first one to say, I wasn’t forced into anything. It was my choice to stay. Do I think there absolutely must be a compensation? No. I just stayed because I think it’s the best choice for myself and for the golf I want to play.
We all had the chance to go to LIV and take the money and we chose to stay at the PGA Tour for whatever reason we chose. As I’ve said before, I already make an amazing living doing what I do. I’m extremely thankful, and that all happened because of the platform the PGA Tour provided me.
As far as I’m concerned they’ve done enough for me, and their focus should be on improving the PGA Tour and the game of golf for the future generations”. We know that many golfers change their minds over time.
Individuals who claimed to stay on the PGA Tour ended up betraying the PGA Tour and joining LIV Golf. Will Rahm be one of those, or will he remain loyal to the PGA Tour?