PGA Tour star Tony Finau breaks silence on LIV Golf links with Jon Rahm hint

Tony Finau has become the latest PGA Tour star to be linked to LIV Golf after it was announced earlier this week that Jon Rahm had signed on the dotted line with the breakaway league

After sending his best wishes to Jon Rahm, the newest addition to the breakaway circuit, six-time PGA Tour winner Tony Finau has declined to deny rumors that he may join LIV Golf.

Rahm’s transfer to LIV, which has been rumored for weeks, was finally confirmed by the Saudi-funded show on Thursday. The Spaniard was given a reported £450 million contract to sign with Greg Norman and company. Rahm and several other well-known figures have also been connected to switching to Saudi Arabia.

Among them is the Spaniard’s close friend Finau, who opened up about the rumors that connected him to the breakaway league while competing at this week’s Grant Thornton Invitational. Finau is 34 years old.

When asked if he had an answer for Sports Illustrated regarding his name being connected to an LIV move, he replied, “No, not yet. I’m just playing right now; I haven’t let anything marinade. Finau’s performance in the PGA Tour’s crossover event with the LPGA Tour in Florida has been excellent thus far.

The American and his partner Nelly Korda are at the top of the leaderboard at 16-under-par after the first better ball round at Tiburón Golf Club. It is not surprising that Rahm’s LIV move dominated the conversation for Finau and company in Florida.

Finau also praised Rahm for his choice, even though he wouldn’t rule out making his own switch to Saudi Arabia. “Yes, I believe he made the best choice he felt was appropriate for himself and his family,” he continued. “I’m delighted for him.”

The Telegraph claims that Jason Day and Adrian Meronk may be on the verge of signing with the rebel league, making Finau not the only player associated with emulating the Masters victor. After taking to social media to share his excitement about receiving his full PGA Tour card in 2024, Meronk seemed to rule out any chance of joining his fellow European.

Day, however, acknowledged that most players would find it difficult to pass up the enormous sums of money that are being offered. The former world number one said, “I just think that when guys get thrown money at them, everyone’s got a number in the end.”

Similar to Finau, he wished Rahm well while acknowledging that his PGA Tour efforts were now a little bit simpler because the world No. 3 was not there. “I only hope he and his family decide on the best course of action. I don’t care about it,” he continued.

“It makes my job easier if he leaves because I won’t have to compete with him. I only want the best for him. In the end, that is all that matters.

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