Trump’s Announcement on Truth Social
Former President Donald Trump took to his new social media platform, Truth Social, to announce that Trump National Doral in Miami has signed an agreement with LIV Golf to host a major event in April 2024. Trump expressed his satisfaction with the success of a previous event held at Doral in October.
LIV Golf Yet to Confirm
While Trump made the announcement, LIV Golf has not officially confirmed the agreement. In November, LIV announced its 2024 schedule, which includes 14 events across the United States and overseas. Interestingly, none of the host sites listed a Trump golf course, but one tournament scheduled for April had not yet secured a venue.
Past Collaboration with Trump Courses
LIV Golf played three tournaments at Trump courses in 2023, including Trump National Doral Golf Course, Trump National Golf Club Bedminster, and Trump National Golf Club Washington D.C. The collaboration with Trump courses provided a significant boost to LIV Golf.
Rahm’s Move to LIV Golf
Last week, golf star Jon Rahm made headlines by defecting from the PGA Tour to join the Saudi-backed LIV Golf. Rahm cited LIV’s team format as one of the main reasons for his decision, emphasizing his love for playing as part of a team throughout his career. He expressed excitement about the growth and potential that LIV Golf brings to the game.
Rahm’s Lucrative Deal
Rumors suggest that Rahm’s deal with LIV is worth an astonishing $300 million over three years, according to ESPN. The move signifies the financial strength and ambition of LIV Golf as it aims to revolutionize the sport.
Reporting by Ryan Gaydos from Fox News contributed to this report.