"Tiger Woods, Rahm, and Golf's LIV League Buzz
Tiger Woods and other PGA Tour player directors address speculation of Jon Rahm joining LIV Golf in a letter to PGA Tour members.
Rahm's potential move to the breakaway league is fueled by rumors, with a reported signing-on fee of up to $600 million (£470 million).
The PGA Tour is in merger negotiations with the Saudi sovereign wealth fund, which adds to the uncertainty in golf.
The player directors aim to reassure the tour members about the tour's future and their involvement in decision-making.
A December 31 deadline for a deal exists and is likely to be extended amidst potential US investor involvement and congressional scrutiny.
Rahm had previously pledged allegiance to the PGA Tour, expressing his belief in its future and dismissing the Saudi League.
Jordan Spieth, a fellow policy board member, hopes Rahm stays but admits uncertainty about Rahm's decision-making.
Woods expresses surprise at the potential move but acknowledges the changing landscape in golf.
Woods and Spieth are both participating in the Hero World Challenge, with Spieth leading after two rounds.
Rahm's silence about the speculation adds curiosity, given his previous declaration of loyalty to the PGA Tour.