Monday, April 15, 2024

Jon Rahm will get actual on Tiger Woods’ ghosting, taking LIV Golf cash

Jon Rahm, the reigning Masters champion, just lately sat down with ESPN’s Marty Smith to debate the whirlwind of his final 12 months. The World No. 3 golfer spoke about quite a few issues, like getting ghosted by Tiger Woods, why he left for LIV Golf and a lot extra.

The time period ghosted normally refers to a relationship ending when one occasion cuts off all communication with out reasoning. More often than not, folks don’t love to inform folks somebody ghosted them, however Rahm couldn’t disguise from after being requested if he had heard from Woods.

“Tiger? No, not likely… Tiger, I texted him and the people who attempt to attain out all through the method after I signed,” Rahm mentioned. “I simply let him know, ‘Hey, it is a private choice. I’ve nothing towards anyone.’”

Rahm did not present any extra particulars about Woods however instructed Smith that Rory McIlroy has been giving each private and non-private help.

The Northern Irishman modified his tune about LIV Golf in the previous few months, however not everybody has.

Woods is on the PGA Tour Coverage Board, serving to make selections for the PGA Tour’s future. Tiger hasn’t made many public appearances since Rahm left in December, however when requested concerning the state of affairs, he did not supply a lot on his relationship with the Spaniard.

Rahm admitted within the ESPN interview that he left due to the monetary achieve. He defined to Smith {that a} vital change in how skilled golf can compensate the gamers appealed to him.

“I would be mendacity if I mentioned it wasn’t an enormous a part of it,” he mentioned. “In a nutshell, I am getting paid extra to play the identical sport and have extra time. I do not find out about most individuals, however that sounds nice to me.”

LIV Golf Invitational - Mayakoba - Day Three, Jon Rahm, Tyrrell Hatton, Caleb Surratt

Photograph by Manuel Velasquez/Getty Photos

So the two-time main winner’s earlier feedback on how cash would not change his thoughts about his PGA Tour allegiance certain appear foolish now.

“From after I mentioned that, sure circumstances modified,” Rahm mentioned in response to why he modified his thoughts. He then referenced the June sixth framework settlement, regardless of having simply moments earlier than acknowledged it was concerning the time and cash.

Not surprisingly, when pressed on the criticisms of the Saudi PIF sportswashing, he sidestepped the query like each different LIV golfer.

Finally, Rahm determined to play on the LIV Tour. This week will mark his third group occasion with Legion XIII as they give the impression of being to take residence their second title of the 12 months.

Savannah Leigh Richardson is a golf workers author for SB Nation’s Enjoying By means of. For extra golf protection, make sure you comply with us @_PlayingThrough on all main social platforms. You can even comply with her on Twitter @SportsGirlSL and Instagram @savannah_leigh_sports.

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