Count Jon Rahm among those who’s thankful for the advent of the LIV Golf Series.
Thanks to the renegade Saudi Arabia-backed circuit, purses on the PGA Tour have gone up precipitously and the Player Impact Program money increased from $40 million to $100 million in one year.
“I think on this side of things we should be thankful that LIV happened,” Rahm said Wednesday, ahead of the 2022 Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas. “I don’t know if those changes would have happened if LIV wasn’t in the picture. So to an extent, yeah, we should be thankful.”
Further, Rahm thinks all of the animus between LIV and the PGA Tour is a “waste of time.” After all, fans are the ones who benefit.
“I just hope … the animosity goes away,” Rahm said. “I don’t think there needs to be a lawsuit, I don’t think each side needs to be saying anything negative about each other. LIV can do their thing and the PGA Tour can do their thing.
“I just don’t see the whole point of them saying something bad and then the PGA Tour responding in a way. That to me is just a bit of a waste of time. They’re going to do whatever they want and on this side, we’re going to do whatever we want. At the end of the day, I think the fans are coming out on top,” Rahm added.
–Field Level Media
The Philadelphia 76ers will be on the road with an opportunity to gain ground on the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference standings when the teams meet Wednesday night. Boston…
The Los Angeles Galaxy re-signed defender Eriq Zavaleta through the 2024 season, the team announced Tuesday. The 30-year-old El Salvador international has played in 144 MLS regular-season matches (112 starts)…
The Brooklyn Nets and Kings are finalizing a trade that will send second-year forward Kessler Edwards to Sacramento, The Athletic and ESPN reported Tuesday. Edwards, who has split time this…
Galaxy re-sign D Eriq Zavaleta through 2024
Reports: Nets finalizing trade to send Kessler Edwards to Kings
Aaron Rodgers to ponder future during darkness retreat
Reports: Marty Walsh to be named NHLPA chief