Jon Rahm opted to withdraw from TGL, surprising many as it wasn't anticipated that the Spaniard would make such a choice. Despite speculations linking his departure to LIV Golf, Rahm clarified that his decision to skip TGL was based on personal reasons, which he openly communicated.
“It would require a level of commitment that I can’t offer” - Jon Rahm's statement, reported by golfmonthly.com Jon's self-awareness led him to the conclusion that it was in his best interest not to participate in TGL.
“I don't know if I can be more clear than the statement I put out. It's just a time commitment I can't really commit to right now, right”.
Jon Rahm on his reasons
The Spanish golfer was thinking about his sponsors, the geographical distance, and the separation from home.
There were numerous aspects deserving careful consideration for his decision. Despite the involvement of various prominent players in this tournament, Rahm remains keen on dedicating himself to a few other competitions.
“It's quite a bit of extra hours of flight, quite a bit of extra time of being away from home.
And at the same time of having just redone a lot of my deals, got to think of my sponsors, as well. So it would have been a bit more of a commitment than I expected at first”. - Rahm continued. Rory McIlroy resigned from the PGA Tour Board.
There are many names that could potentially succeed him, but Rahm will certainly not be one of them. At least not for now. Jon has other plans, and his primary goal is to win tournaments and to progress. "Oh, you won't see me there.
Absolutely no chance. I've been asked a couple times if I have any interest, and I'm not going to spend, I don't know how many meetings they have, but they are six, seven, hour plus long. I'm not here for that."