Brandel Chamblee is one of those who decided to criticize Jon Rahm’s departure from the PGA Tour and joining LIV Golf. The Spaniard received a huge amount of money (according to some rumors 600 million dollars) to become part of LIV Golf.
Chamblee believes that Rahm destroyed his career with this move. In addition, he does not understand Rahm’s decision, given that he previously criticized LIV Golf. “I feel like a large part of the professional game is experiencing something like Stockholm Syndrome as it relates to being involved with LIV.
You look at Jon Rahm’s words in the past and the stark contrast to what he said — what he intimated many times. It was more convenient for him to do this. It’s also clear that he sold his career out.”– Chamblee said, as quoted by golfmonthly.com!
Brandel Chamblee: Jon Rahm did sell his career
Rahm was one of the best golfers on the PGA Tour. Chamblee acknowledges that had Rahm stayed on the PGA Tour, he would undoubtedly have achieved significant success and earned a huge sum of money.
Considering that Rahm is a young golfer, it looked like he would become the new leader of the PGA Tour and play an even more important role in the future. However, the Spaniard decided that his career should go in a different direction.
“When you look at Jon Rahm’s career and where he was headed — if it’s $300 million or $400 million, or I heard you say $560 million earlier, I would still say he short-sided himself because he did sell his career for…
half the price that it would ultimately be worth. “- he continued. Chamblee thinks Rahm had a chance to become a billionaire in the future, given the amount of money coming into golf and the prospects of the PGA Tour. “If you look at Rahm’s trajectory, what he was capable of doing.
At 29 years of age — another 10, 11, 12 years of an 8% win percentage – I don’t think it would shock anybody that he would have eventually been worth a billion or two or three billion dollars given the nature of the escalating purses and money brought into the PGA Tour”. – he concluded.
Source: Tennis World USA