Jon Rahm: With out LIV Golf, the PGA Tour wouldn’t have modified issues

On the eve of The Gamers, which was as soon as the fifth main when it comes to high quality, there was a gathering of the PGA Tour gamers, those that resisted the wealth of the LIV Golf circuit and determined to face by custom.

It was to clarify the proliferation by 2024 of uncut tournaments, for the nice guys, which has created unease amongst gamers exterior the highest 50 orbit.

“We went overboard with the primary proposal,” acknowledged Rory McIlroy, who initially argued for 60-player tournaments that includes the highest 50 on this planet rankings and as much as 14 occasions, as a lot of them did.

“Effectively, in the long run it is solely eight. And that prime 50 components, perhaps it must be revised to present alternatives to others.”

Jon Rahm missed the assembly. Not due to the time however as a result of he rushed to play for some time along with his kids. And Jon, as all the time, was honest.

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He defended his circuit as “the very best platform for skilled golfers” however didn’t cover the truth that it’s all a response to the menace that the Saudi circuit has generated.

“Oh, it is LIV Golf. I imply, indubitably,” he mentioned. “With out LIV Golf, this would not have occurred.

“So to an extent, like I’ve mentioned earlier than, we ought to be grateful this menace has made the PGA Tour need to change issues.”

Rahm, in reality, mentioned that he doesn’t plan to scale back the calendar with the arrival of those tournaments that may additional improve the coffers of the nice golfers. He’ll proceed to play virtually the identical, between 25 and 26 weeks, together with Europe.