Photo: Jon Rahm and Greg Norman (Credit by Scott Taetsch/LIV Golf)
In a significant move for the golfing world, LIV Golf has announced the addition of two-time major winner and reigning Masters champion, Jon Rahm, to its ranks. Rahm, a dominant figure in the sport, and reigning Masters Champion, is set to begin his journey with LIV Golf in the upcoming season, starting at the LIV Golf Mayakoba in Mexico from February 2-4, 2024.
Rahm expressed his enthusiasm about the new chapter in his career, stating, “I am proud to join LIV Golf and be part of something new that is bringing growth to the sport. I have no doubt that this is a great opportunity for me and my family and am very excited for the future.”
The excitement is palpable as Rahm eagerly anticipates the Adelaide tournament. He shared his admiration for the course and the atmosphere, saying, “Adelaide is the one that, seeing last year, seeing highlights, I was like, Man, that golf course looks incredible. The vibe looks even better, same with Singapore, that golf course looks spectacular. So I’ve always wanted to play more on that side of the world and I’m really looking forward to those two.”
LIV Golf Commissioner and CEO Greg Norman praised Rahm’s talent and impact on the sport. “When I first met Jon at the age of 17, I knew then that the golfing world was about to witness the birth of a new star,” Norman remarked. He lauded Rahm as a generational talent and a tremendous ambassador for global golf.
Lawrence Burian, LIV Golf Chief Operating Officer, echoed these sentiments, emphasising the league’s commitment to growth and the significance of Rahm’s addition. “LIV Golf is here to stay. The addition of Jon reemphasises that our League is not slowing down. We are continuing to invest and build aggressively for LIV’s long-term and exciting future.”
Rahm’s illustrious career boasts 20 wins, including major victories at the 2023 Masters and 2021 U.S. Open. His global impact is further highlighted by his participation in three consecutive Ryder Cups, contributing to Team Europe’s victories in 2018 and 2023.
Beyond his professional achievements, Rahm has been a standout figure since his amateur days, holding the world’s No. 1 amateur ranking for a record 60 weeks and winning the Ben Hogan Award twice at Arizona State University.
Details about Rahm’s team in LIV Golf will be announced later. He joins a star-studded lineup, including major champions and global golf icons, as the league prepares for a thrilling 2024 season.
The Adelaide tournament, set to take place at The Grange Golf Club from April 26 to 28, 2024, promises an electrifying atmosphere, further enhanced by the performance of Australian DJ sensation FISHER. Known for his dynamic music and captivating stage presence, FISHER will perform on April 27, adding a musical extravaganza to the golfing action.
With LIV Golf Adelaide recognized as the Best Golf Event of 2023, the 2024 edition is highly anticipated. Tickets are in high demand, with exclusive early access for LIV X members and 2023 ticket purchasers, before the public sale begins on December 6.
LIV Golf’s global reach continues to expand, with broadcasts across various platforms, including The CW, LIV Golf Plus, and YouTube, ensuring fans worldwide can experience the excitement of the league’s competitions. As LIV Golf Investments drives forward with its vision to enhance the global golf ecosystem, the addition of Jon Rahm marks a significant milestone in the sport’s evolving landscape.