Ludvig Aberg opens up on LIV Golf negotiations as PIF attempted triple swoop

LIV Golf have attempted to sign a number of big-name PGA Tour players alongside Jon Rahm in recent weeks, including the Spaniard’s Ryder Cup teammate Ludvig Aberg

It has been disclosed by Ludvig Aberg that he declined two opportunities to join LIV Golf this year due to Jon Rahm’s massive financial move to the breakaway league earlier this month.

In an unprecedented move, Rahm became the most well-known player to leave Saudi Arabia, agreeing to a reported £450 million contract with the breakaway league. It seems that Greg Norman and company wanted to add more players to their roster than just the Spaniard, as they pursued Aberg, one of his Ryder Cup teammates.

Despite only turning professional in June, the Swede has proven himself to be golf’s hottest protect in recent months, winning on the PGA Tour, DP World Tour, and Ryder Cup.

It also turns out that Aberg had been approached with offers before deciding to turn professional, but he had declined both times. He told Eurosport, “There were a lot of red flags, which is not good.” We came to the realization that I might blow a lot of bridges, and I had no interest in doing that.

“As I reflect, I am quite happy with my choice. I compete; I never will be a money chaser. I made the proper decision. He continued, saying, “I like to compete against the best players because I am a competitive person and I want to play against the best.”

Sadly, it doesn’t appear that way right now; instead, it appears somewhat more disjointed. I find that the PGA Tour and its events are surrounded by a great deal of historical significance. And I like and pursue things like that. However, you must accept everyone’s choice.

Aberg is the third European Ryder Cup star connected to the LIV setup; Rahm’s fellow Scandinavian, Viktor Hovland, is also said to have received an invitation to join. Similar to the Swede, Hovland chose to stay on the PGA Tour, but he had some harsh words to say about the organization running the circuit.

He told FORE, “I completely understand why he [Rahm] left.” That is a substantial sum of money. And at least in cases where the PGA Tour’s management has performed so poorly. To be clear, I’m grateful for everything and have no complaints about the position I’m in. However, the management hasn’t performed well.

“They essentially regard the players as employees rather than as fellow members. We are the PGA Tour, after all. There is nothing if the players are absent. When you see what goes on behind closed doors, you can see how the management truly makes decisions that serve their own interests and their own opinions rather than the interests of the players.

“After all, they’re not really professional golfers. These people are businessmen who assert, “No, this and that is how it should look.” Behind it all is a great deal of arrogance.

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