“A Month or Two Ago”: Greg Norman Finally Reveals The Million-Dollar Winning Pitch Behind The Jon Rahm-LIV Golf Partnership

Published 12/10/2023, 10:25 PM EST

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The golf world was left wide-eyed and open-mouthed, after hearing about the multi-million dollar Jon Rahm and LIV Golf partnership, Although the rumors had been flaring for quite some time, it was still a shock to witness the reigning Masters Champion leaving the PGA Tour.

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But how did the Greg Norman-led league bring the 2x major winner to the breakaway league? The former PGA Tour pro and now the CEO of LIV Golf explained how Jon Rahm was attracted to one word, “partnership” and how that motivated Rahm to change his stance on LIV golf.

The Norman-Rahm meeting in Arizona changed it all

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On 7th December, Jon Rahm officially joined the LIV golf and decided to continue his legacy at the PIF-backed league. The news had broken the internet and Rahm became the most expensive signing of LIV Golf since its inception in 2022.

The 11x PGA Tour winner stated his family’s future as one of the main reasons behind his seismic move. Now, after a few days of his shift, the winning pitch by Greg Norman was released, revealing another crucial factor that made Rahm consider LIV Golf as a better option. A tweet published by Flushing It Golf contains the statements made by Norman that intrigued Rahm into the breakaway league.

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Norman described his first meeting with Rahm in Arizona, where he met Rahm, “a month or two ago.” He recounted that “one word that resonated with him (Rahm) from me was ” ‘partnership’.” Before leaving Rahm to ponder over his words, Norman asked him and his wife, Kelley to think about it and said, “On any tour, we’re a past serenity, we play our finite time period, we’re great players, execute for a short period of time, 15 years, 13 years, 17 years, whatever it is and then you’re done.”

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The CEO of LIV Golf convinced Rahm by saying that, unlike other leagues, at LIV he will be “joining a family” and that he will “have a partnership with us (LIV Golf) across the board.” After their tête-à-tête, Norman urged Rahm to see his future in a different light.

After their first meeting, Norman left an impression on Rahm. While rumors were floating around about Rahm joining the LIV Golf, they again met in New York and it was in this city that they once again spoke about the deal.

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Norman stated that he further discussed Rahm’s supposed collaboration with LIV after their meeting in Arizona. The CEO completely explained all the nooks and crannies of this deal to Rahm and “where it’s going to take him, the value it’s going to create for him, and how he’s going to achieve it.” The newly added member of the league will now start kicking it off on the LIV greens, from 2024 in Mayakoba, Mexico.

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From a very young age, I, Huda Khambe, have been striving for excellence, and as a Golf Writer at EssentiallySports, my endeavor has only amplified. Having grown up watching Tiger Woods and Annika Sorenstam bag major after major, I couldn?t help but learn more about the intricacies of the sport, and now I combine that knowledge with my inherent storytelling skills and write about the gentleman's sport, bringing news to life for the readers. As a journalist who lives by the motto 'Girls for Girls', I am hellbent on covering the niche aspects of the sport and giving the readers unique insights about the LPGA and women's golf as a whole. Off hours too, my life involves sports of sorts, with me often engrossed in watching livestreams of Valorant and Counterstrike!
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