World No. 3 Rory McIlroy (Spain-photo) has withdrawn from the new golf league, TGL, led by Tiger Woods (USA) and Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland).
“I’m sorry to announce that I will not be joining TGL for the first season,” Rahm wrote on social media on Wednesday. I still think it’s a great opportunity, but it requires a level of commitment that I am not able to fulfill at this time.” “We respect his choice and will name a new player soon,” TGL announced.
Rahm had his best season on the PGA Tour in 2022-2023, winning four times, including the Masters. The sudden announcement of his withdrawal from TGL has been met with mixed reviews. 아톰카지노 주소
Coincidentally, the announcement comes shortly after Rahm’s rumored move to LIV Golf. A recent podcast claimed that Rahm had made a $300 million offer to LIV Golf that was rejected and that he remained on the PGA Tour. U.S. golf media outlets have been revisiting past comments by Rahm, including one in which he argued that LIV Golf’s Sergio Garcia should be allowed to play in the Ryder Cup.
The rebuttals are also coming. “Rahm has been outspoken in his support for the PGA Tour over the past year,” Golfweek reports, “saying in January, ‘Three days of shotgun with no cutbacks (the LIVGolf format) is not a golf tournament for me. I want to play the best players in the world in a format that’s been around for hundreds of years.”
“For Rahm, who lives in Arizona, the TGL’s weekly schedule in Florida would have been too much for him,” the UK Independent analyzed.