LIV Golf Is Ready to Juice Out Jon Rahm’s Rumored $500M Offer Through a Los Angeles Move

Published 12/20/2023, 6:15 AM EST

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It is a no-brainer that Jon Rahm has joined LIV Golf for money. Overnight, he became, allegedly, $566.4 million richer. He is now reportedly the highest-paid player by LIV and could only stand the chance of being outrun if Tiger Woods went on to accept his ever-standing $800 million offer.

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And now it is time for the Saudi-backed tour to reap the benefits of Rahm joining their side. Following up on their big move to bring the Spaniard on board, the Tour has made yet another smart and strategic move that is guaranteed to lure the fans who watch tournaments, and it involves the stunning ‘City of Angels’!

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To date, Jon Rahm is the heaviest investment LIV has made. Apart from the $566.4 deal, he is also getting numerous perks, like access to the royal jet and a personal staff of 10 people that will cater to his every need. The expenses for all these are voluminous, and the time has come that his tour starts reaping its benefits through events. In the 2024 season of the Saudi Tour, the Las Vegas event is the second on its schedule.

It will be held at the Las Vegas Country Club from February 8–10. And for this event where Rahm will be playing, the tour has raised its ticket prices along with pretty early sales. The ground passes are up for sale, as the charges are as follows: The cost for the first round on Friday is $68, the second round on Saturday is $72, and the final round on Sunday costs $80. A three-day pass for all the rounds sells for $192.

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For each event, there are also some hospitality packages available that will include more than just ground passes. These range from $209 to $1,109 and will give the holders privileges like attending the match on the 18th hole, along with the option of music and special bleachers on the course. The sale surprisingly ended two months early compared to other events.

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According to the Las Vegas Review-General, these passes cost double what the PGA Tour charged for the Shriner’s Children’s Open held in November. And to fully promote the event, Greg Norman has released a statement.

Greg Norman is exhilarated for the LIV LA event

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If we were to sum Greg Norman’s statement in one word, it would be “excited”! And perhaps rightly so. The LIV commissioner claimed that he was thrilled for the tournament. Undoubtedly resonating with everyone eagerly looking forward to the LA event, in his statement he said, “We’re excited to bring LIV Golf to Las Vegas for our inaugural event in the Silver State.”

The Shark further dubbed the LA Country Club an “iconic” ground and claimed that it would perfectly represent the team format of the league. “Las Vegas Country Club is an iconic venue in a legendary city and will be a fantastic setting for the league to showcase the team spirit and atmosphere that fans and players love,” Norman added.

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The hike in prices is a symbol that the tour will be making up for the money given to Rahm and other players through these methods. What do you think about this LIV strategy? Let us know in the comments section below.

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I am Shafaque Taha, a senior golf writer at EssentiallySports, and here I am living my dream as a storyteller. Combining the knowledge from my master's degree in English literature, which was driven purely out of my passion for reading and writing, with my interest in the serendipity that I believe golf brings, I look to bring words to life for readers with my niche golf coverage. My love for the sport stems from the calming greens and the rush of adrenaline one feels when on them, and I especially enjoy watching LPGA Tour professionals in action.
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