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In the world of golf, money is king.
That is perhaps why Jon Rahm, the third-highest-ranked golfer on the PGA Tour, has finally relented and agreed to join the Saudi-backed LIV Golf tour in a package reportedly worth over half a billion dollars, according to The Wall Street Journal.
“As you can see now it’s official,” the 29-year-old Spaniard told Fox News.
“This is me finally saying after all the rumors, some of them were true, and I am officially joining LIV Golf,” he continued. “It’s not an easy decision. I’ve had a very successful career and I’m happy.
“There are a lot of things that LIV Golf have to offer which were very enticing, starting with team golf.”
Rahm has refused to comment on the precise sum he will be paid, but insisted he does “not play golf for the money.”
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