Jon Rahm Apr 9, 2023; Augusta, Georgia, USA; 2022 Masters champion Scottie Scheffler helps Jon Rahm into his green jacket after the final round of The Masters golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Network

Since several American and Eupeanon players have jumped to the LIV Tour, one of the biggest discussions other than whether or not players on the LIV Tour should be eligible to play in PGA majors is whether or not players should be eligible for the Ryder Cup too.

Jon Rahm seems to think so. Rahn says he is sad that players like Sergio Garcia will no longer be able to represent their country in the Ryder Cup.

Garcia is Europe’s all-time record points scorer and went undefeated in the three matches that he played with Rahm at the 2021 edition of the biennial Ryder Cup in which the United States rolled to an emphatic victory at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin.

“I’m going to miss him. We had a great partnership at Whistling Straits,” Rahm said.

“So it’s a little sad to me that politics have gotten in the way of such a beautiful event,” he continued.

Rahm said the point of the Ryder is putting the best against the best and for now, it won’t be possible.

“Again, it’s the best Europeans against the best Americans, period. And whatever is going on, who is playing LIV and who is not playing LIV, to me, shouldn’t matter,” he said.


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