Greg Norman Aug 6, 2023; White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, USA; Greg Norman CEO of LIV Golf during the final round of the LIV Golf event at The Old White Course. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Unsurprisingly, the money was a big factor in Jon Rahm leaving the PGA Tour for LIV Golf. But will he be the latest big name to sign with the Saudi-backed golf league?

Well no, according to LIV Golf chief executive Greg Norman.

“To have Jon on board was critically important to our future and what we want to do,” Norman told BBC’s World Business Report.  “It will create a domino effect, there will be more apples falling from the tree — no question about it, because LIV continues to develop.”

Norman said that since the signing, his phone’s been ringing off the hook.

“Since Jon signed, less than a week ago now, I know my phone is blowing up,” Norman added. “I know we probably have eight to 12 players who are very, very keen to sit down and talk to us about coming on board.”

Rahm is set to earn between $500 and $600 million with the switch. He was very honest about the monetary value the new contract would mean for him and his family.


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