LIV Golf’s latest signing, Jon Rahm, has admitted that he felt emotional when he heard Rory McIlroy advocating for Europe to change its Ryder Cup eligibility rules to accommodate him at the next edition in 2025.
Rahm, who moved to the Saudi backed tour for a world record fee, has thrown a massive bombshell at the PGA Tour but was delighted to hear McIlroy backing his corner over a fourth successive Ryder Cup appearance in Bethpage Black.
None of LIV Golf’s Europeans were eligible for September’s Ryder Cup having resigned their DP World Tour membership, and McIlroy feels Europe can’t afford to impose the same rules on Rahm.
“I have so much respect for Rory McIlroy and to have his support right away is very, very special,” Rahm told LIV’s Fairway To Heaven podcast. “It’s almost emotional to hear about it.”
Late on Sunday the PGA Tour announced it has agreed to advance negotiations with Strategic Sports Group (SSG) and continue PIF negotiations.
A memo was sent out to all PGA TOUR members, it was outlined that the PGA TOUR Policy Board were in advanced negotiations with Strategic Sports Group and were ‘very confident’ of achieving a positive outcomes for all players and the PGA Tour overall.
Monahan was due to meet with PIF governor Yasir Al Rumayyan over the weekend to resolve merger talks with the deadline for a framework agreement set at December 31.
The investors Strategic Sports Group was listed as follows: Marc Attanasio, Arthur Blank, Gerry Cardinale, Cohen Private Ventures, Fenway Sports Group, Mike Gordon, Wyc Grousbeck John Henry, HighPost Capital, Marc Lasry, Tom Ricketts, Tom Werner.