This season, Jon Rahm has opened up about how difficult it has been for him to miss out on several PGA Tour events that are very important to him.

Jon Rahm says that missing out on several PGA Tour events this season due to accepting a big-money move to the Saudi-backed LIV Golf League has been “emotional.”

Rahm, 29, reportedly accepted a multi-year deal in the region of $600m to join LIV Golf at the end of 2023.

In addition, he has formed Legion XIII, his own LIV golf team.

The following week, Rahm invited Tyrrell Hatton, his Ryder Cup teammate, to join the group.

Caleb Surratt and Kieran Vincent also joined.

Legion XIII won easily by four shots at LIV Golf Mayakoba, demonstrating right away that they are a formidable team this season.

Speaking ahead of this week’s LIV Golf Las Vegas, Rahm seemed devastated to miss this week’s WM Phoenix Open at renowned TPC Scottsdale, which is close to where he lives with his family in Arizona. Rahm may have greatly inflated his bank account in recent weeks.

Two-time major champion Rahm, who is currently barred from participating in PGA Tour events due to his affiliation with LIV Golf, said:

“It’s definitely emotional driving by Phoenix as often as I had to and knowing that I wasn’t going to play there. One of the things I will miss is that.”

Rahm acknowledges that it was difficult for him to miss last month’s Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines.

This is due to the fact that he won both his first major championship at the US Open in 2021 and his first PGA Tour title in 2017 at Torrey Pines.

In addition, he expressed his disappointment at not being able to participate in The American Express in Palm Springs, a competition he had won twice.

Rahm said:

“Knowing that those events were happening while staying at home and not competing was much harder. Torrey and Palm Springs, those were difficult weeks. I have frequently expressed my importance to Torrey.”
Rahm has stated he has no regrets about his choice, even though he acknowledged as he left the Mayakoba 18th green last week that life on LIV Golf is “definitely different.”

Rahm said:

I’m not typically a person who’s going to regret any decision. I made as educated a decision as I could with the full support of the people around me and (I’m) confident that it was the right thing for me, so I’m not going to regret it.”

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