Saturday, July 13, 2024

Jon Rahm’s $600M LIV Golf supply has JJ Watt reacting hysterically

Earlier Wednesday, stories emerged about Jon Rahm probably becoming a member of LIV Golf. He reportedly has held talks with executives from the Saudi-backed circuit for the previous few weeks.

Then, later within the day, one other report surfaced about Rahm probably signing for $600 million—an astronomical determine that outpaces every other LIV Golf signee.

So when J.J. Watt, a detailed pal of Rahm’s, realized of this information, he posted a hilarious tweet that was met with loads of laughter:

“If this quantity was right, I’d have pushed to Jon’s home myself and used excessive bodily drive to make sure he signed that deal…” Watt posted to X Wednesday afternoon.

Watt performed as a defensive finish for the Houston Texans from 2011 to 2020 and the Arizona Cardinals for 2 years in 2021 and 2022. He received NFL Defensive Participant of the 12 months honors on three events, in 2012, 2014, and 2015. He’s additionally a five-time First Staff All-Professional and can undoubtedly be a Professional Soccer Corridor of Famer in due time.

So, whereas dwelling in Arizona, he and Rahm grew to become shut buddies, as the 2 typically hand around in Scottsdale collectively. Rahm, who attended Arizona State, has known as Scottsdale his house ever since turning skilled.

The 2 buddies even performed within the Professional-Am collectively earlier than the Waste Administration Phoenix Open final February. Rahm completed in solo third, 5 strokes behind winner Scottie Scheffler.

Whether or not these rumors about Rahm’s exit are legitimate stays to be seen. He has not commented publicly concerning the matter since August, when he appeared on a Spanish podcast and expressed his emotions about LIV Golf.

“I chuckle when folks rumor me with LIV Golf,” Rahm stated in Spanish, which Argentinian outlet Handicap 54 transcribed, translated, and posted to its Twitter feed.

“I’ve by no means favored the format. And I at all times have a superb time with Phil Mickelson and Sergio Garcia within the observe rounds of majors.”

Certainly, Rahm isn’t a fan of the shotgun begins or the 54-hole format LIV Golf employs.

Thus, Rahm would solely go to LIV Golf if the Saudi-backed circuit modified its construction, in line with the preliminary report.

But, if LIV Golf does cater to his needs, then the Spaniard will doubtless head that method, that means Watt is not going to should knock on his door and ask why he didn’t settle for the lavish supply.

Jack Milko is a golf employees author for SB Nation’s Enjoying Via. You may comply with him on Twitter @jack_milko for extra golf protection. Be sure you try @_PlayingThrough too.

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