The Four Days That Relaunched Golf’s Civil War
SummaryJon Rahm’s defection to the Saudi-backed LIV Golf was quickly followed by the PGA Tour aligning with other powerful investors as the strategy for both sides takes shape ahead of a deadline to make a deal—or risk becoming enemies again.
Jon Rahm was hardly the first headline name that the Saudi-backed LIV Golf tried to lure away from the PGA Tour. He wasn’t even the first reigning major champion. But the pursuit of the 29-year-old Spaniard ranked as the most extraordinary of its attempts so far for one reason: its stunning timing.