Jon Rahm has denied rumored to be joining LIV Golf on Twitter.
“I have to inform you that you have started a losing streak,” Rahm replied to the account claiming to have been right about an LIV signing. “Because you and your source are wrong,” the Spaniard continued. “I want to thank you for the elevator in the PIP.”
The tweet in subject was posted on Tuesday and also crushed by the Guardian’s golf correspondent Ewan Murray, who wrote: “I have been reliably told by people I would trust that this is utter nonsense.”
Some thought Rahm was starting to change his tune on the PGA Tour after suggesting it should change its policy towards players, especially Europeans, who must commit to 20 events in the future under the new guidelines.
“If we have to play all those 20, then yes, one hundred percent” [it’s asking more of Europeans]he said at the Tour Championship last month. “I wouldn’t be surprised if that changes as that puts me in a difficult position to play – if I’m going to play in Europe in the fall the way I’m going, I’ll have to go from January to and play by August 20. I think this is my 17th from January and I don’t think I could add any more.
“So yeah, especially with Ryder Cup and the fact that I have to play four in Europe, yeah I think it’s a bit of a question, and I wouldn’t be surprised if they revise a bit of a rule or make an exception for it.” some players. But if they’re doing it for players like me and Rory, maybe they should do it for everyone.”
Rahm then suggested that the power within the tour is in the hands of Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods.
“You’re Asking the Wrong Man” [on whether there will be changes]. If you want to know more about that, you know which of the two players to ask,” he said.
The former world No. 1 was a big supporter of the PGA Tour and the traditional 72-hole format during the rise of LIV Golf this year. “To be honest, some of the format doesn’t really appeal to me,” he said on LIV. “Shotgun three days for me is not a golf tournament, not a cut. It’s that simple. I want to play against the best in the world in a format that has been going on for hundreds of years. That’s what I want to see.”
Jon Rahm posted a 10-under-par 62 in the final round at Wentworth last weekend to finish second and trailing Shane Lowry in the BMW PGA Championship. He is currently sixth in the Official World Golf Ranking.