Tony Finau Kills Massive LIV Golf Rumors but Still Appreciates Defector Jon Rahm’s ‘Best Decision’

Published 12/08/2023, 8:13 PM EST

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It seems as if the rumors aren’t true! Tony Finau himself came forward to clear the waters. There had been rumors about the golfer’s switch to LIV Golf just hours earlier. However, it seems as if they won’t go ahead to see the light of another day, as the athlete took to clear the murky waters encircling himself.

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But that wasn’t all he said. Although the talk of his probable defection came as a result of Jon Rahm’s shift to the Saudi-backed league, he wasn’t quick to admonish the golfer. Moreover, Finau even went ahead to appreciate the Spaniard’s decision, dubbing it as nothing short of “best,” all the while dispelling the rumors!

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It seems as if the PGA Tour has one less thing to worry about. Although there were rumors, the Spanish professional making his way to the PIF-funded circuit came as nothing short of a surprise to the community. But what followed was another set of speculations that Tyrrell Hatton and Finau “could” join LIV Golf as well.

However, the rumor for the latter came to be short-lived as he took to explaining his current mindset and focus. The golfer responded, “No, not yet. I haven’t let anything marinate other than just playing right now,” all the while deciding to concentrate on playing for the PGA Tour.

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But even so, Tony Finau was quick to congratulate the Spaniard on his move to the Saudi-backed league. Responding to the same, he said, “Yeah, I think he made the best decision that he felt was right for his family and himself. I’m happy for him,” as he expressed appreciation for his fellow golfer.

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Earlier, in a tweet on their social media handle, NUCLR GOLF mentioned how the two athletes might leave the PGA Tour and join the alternate circuit. Moreover, they were speculated to become a part of the Spanish professional’s new team that he would make in 2024. However, half of the rumor came out to be just that and nothing more.

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While Finau’s case came out as speculation that turned out to be false, it is not so for Hatton. Although the latter has not come forward to confirm his shift to LIV Golf, neither has he done the opposite. Well, the fans can only wait for their favorite golfer to make his stance clear.

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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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