Rahm would love to play the PLAYERS if PGA Tour change rules

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Jon Rahm (Photo by Jon Ferrey/LIV Golf)

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Jon Rahm hopes that the eventual framework agreement between the PGA Tour, DP World Tour and PIF will see the best product for golf fans.

The Spaniard moved to LIV Golf in the winter and has since been suspended from competing on the PGA Tour but insists if the PGA Tour change its eligibility rules as part of the potential agreement there are some big events he would still love to be a part of as a balancing act with his 14 LIV events.

“We all want to see this resolved,” Rahm said. “Like I’ve said many times, we have the opportunity to take golf to the next level in the global markets, and I think if done properly we can come up with a better product for anybody, and putting golf as a bigger product in general as a worldwide sport.

“Right now obviously it’s 14 LIV events that I want to play, so that, majors, Ryder Cup for sure, and then after that, yeah, there’s some PGA Tour events that if it’s not conflicting with my LIV schedule I’d love to go play,” Rahm said. “I’ve said numerous times and I’ll say it again, Palm Springs [the American Express], Torrey Pines [Farmers Insurance Open], Phoenix [WM Phoenix Open], LA [Genesis Invitational], if I’m allowed to be able to play, the Players [Players Championship]. Those are events that if I could, I would love to play.”

Despite many LIV players stressing the importance of a reduced schedule allowing them to spend more time with their families, Rahm has no qualms over potentially packing his calendar with the same load he would have had on the DP World Tour and PGA Tours.

“I’m no stranger to playing 23, 24 events a year in the past, especially with my PGA Tour schedule and DP World Tour schedule. Yeah, I would be up to playing, and I’d still try to go play the Spanish Open and whatever I can in Spain, as well. That’s just what I want to do.”

When questioned at LIV Golf Adelaide, the two-time major winner couldn’t give a definitive statement on how he sees the merger negotiations playing out.

“I really don’t know,” he said.

“There’s a lot of unknowns, I think, on everybody’s side. The people that are very smart and are behind this are trying to figure out what’s the best for golf,” Rahm explained during his press conference. “But I haven’t spoken to enough players on the PGA Tour to know what their position is, to be honest. I don’t know if it’s impatience or just lack of knowledge in general.”

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