Jon Rahm Makes a ‘Wild’ Confession on the Secrecy Behind LIV Golf’s Massive Offer and It’s Lucrative Numbers

Published 12/08/2023, 7:32 PM EST

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Jon Rahm surprised everyone in the golfing world with his jump to LIV Golf. Although speculations had been going around for weeks regarding his shift to the alternate tour, nothing had been confirmed until a while back. The move takes place at a time when the Spaniard is at the peak of his career. Nevertheless, he refused to spill the beans regarding the minute details behind the move. Well, that naturally piques our curiosity – what could be the reason for that?

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Although the athlete had initially declared how proud he was to join the league and to be a part of something revolutionary, the LIV pro had later admitted the importance of money in his decision.

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There had been a lot of gossip regarding the amount of money that the Saudi-backed league was offering the Spanish professional. Moreover, as per reports, many had even speculated the same to be around $600 million initially, coming down to $550 million later on. However, he refused to divulge the numbers.

In an interview with Pat McAfee, in The PatMcAfeeShow, the entrepreneur probed the golfer regarding the exact amount that he signed up for. However, the 2X major winner did not give any clue as to the same. And, as for why, the 29-year-old decided to confess the reason for the unrevealed status.

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Responding to the host’s probe, the 11X PGA Tour champ said, “The best thing about not saying anything is watching people go wild about what it may or may not be.” Well, he’s not wrong since the golf world is currently filled with the news of the current world No.3 jumping ships.

Earlier, in the interview, the pro had even divulged the other details behind the agreement. Despite keeping mum on the exact number, the Spaniard had confessed to the importance of money in his decision.

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Rahm’s reasons for accepting the LIV Golf deal

A while after signing the agreement to play on the PIF-funded circuit, the golfer disclosed the reason as to why he jumped. And while doing so, he mentioned how his agent handled the deal for him. Moreover, when the talk came to the money, he said, “Listen, obviously, the money is very, very nice,” all the while making a brutal confession about the motive behind the shift.

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His silence on the numbers would surely rile up many in the community, as per the athlete. Nevertheless, he still refused to reveal anything more regarding the same. However, one thing is for sure, his shift would continue to bring about waves in the golf world for a long time.

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Written by:

Allan Abe

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My search for happiness eventually led me, Allan Abe, to the hallways of ES after dabbling in different fields. Following my childhood passion for the sport and coupling it with my passion for writing, the role of a golf writer was the perfect career path and has been more than a fruitful one. Through the live coverage and in-depth analysis of the lives of big stars like Tiger Woods and Jon Rahm, I have put to use all my journalistic-accolade-winning experience, from state-wide events to college competitions, to give the reader a great story with every piece.
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