New LIV Golf signings Jon Rahm and Tyrrell Hatton have welcomed Rory McIlroy’s softened stance on the Saudi backed tour after the world number two called for changes to Europe’s Ryder Cup qualifying criteria and to allow LIV defectors back onto the PGA Tour.
It’s been a good off season for LIV who secured the bumper $500m signing of Rahm before Christmas, while they have secured top European talents, Hatton and DP World Tour Player of the Year, Adrian Meronk.
Yesterday the PGA Tour announced a partnership with Strategic Sports Group where players will have the opportunity to receive over $1.5 billion in immediate and future equity.
Rahm was reluctant to comment on the new partnership and what it could mean for LIV.
“We’ve had enough to think about,” he said. “I was worried about maybe not having Tyrrell here this week. Yeah, that was really in the back of my mind, like really far back in my mind.
World number sixteen, Hatton, would like to be able to play on the PGA and DP World Tour in the future.