“We need to stop advertising the Liv”

“I’m going to be as simple as possible: we need to stop advertising LIV Golf. Another point; I think the criteria for the world rankings right now is ridiculous.” Thus Jon Rahm, world number 5, on the eve of the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai, the last seasonal act of the maximum men’s continental circuit.

Jon Rahm, statements

“The fact that the RSM Classic, a PGA Tour event – added the Spaniard – does not have any of the 20 best players on the planet on the field, but reserves more points for the classification than the DP Tour event in Dubai, where on the contrary there are so many world champions, it says a lot that adjustments are necessary.

I also believe that the LIV Golf circuit should be respected like any other circuit. There are incredible golfers, starting with Dustin Johnson. that their tournaments are played over 54 holes, without cuts, the point criteria must be well regulated”

Jon Rahm attended Arizona State University and won 11 college tournaments, second only to Phil Mickelson who won 16 titles. In 2015 he competed as an amateur at the Phoenix Open, finishing fifth. On April 1, he became No. 1 in the World Amateur Golf Rankings and stayed there for 25 weeks, then regained the position to hold it for another 35 weeks.

He thus qualified for the US Open and the Open Championship the following year: in the first of the two tournaments, he finished twenty-third, then turned professional, simultaneously losing the right to play at the Open.

Quicken Loans National was his first pro event and he finished third. The Canadian Open, on the other hand, saw him finish second. At the end of the season, he earned a card for the 2017 PGA Tour. Rahm found his first success at the Farmers Insurance Open thanks to an eagle on the last hole, managing to enter major tournaments on the world stage.

At the Mexico Championship, an event in the World Golf Championship Series, he finished third, two shots behind winner Dustin Johnson, while in the second event, the Dell Technologies Match Play, he lost the final to Johnson. himself.

He went on to win the Irish Open by six strokes and the European Tour’s final tournament of the season, the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai, also winning the Rookie of the Year award. He started 2018 with a second place in the Tournament of Champions, still behind Dustin Johnson, but then came the triumph at the CareerBuilder Challenge with which he reached the second position in the ranking: followed by the Spanish Open and the Ryder Cup 2018 with the European team.

He ended the year by also winning the title at the Hero World Challenge in December. In 2019, success came at the Zurich Classic in New Orleans and third place at the US Open. He then came back to winning ways at the Irish Open and defended the title at the Spanish Open.

In the season finale, he still triumphs at the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai, finishing first in the Race to Dubai and becoming European Tour Golfer of the Year.

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