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Golfer 'set to sign' massive contract worth more than double Cristiano Ronaldo's Saudi Pro League deal

Rory O'Callaghan

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Golfer 'set to sign' massive contract worth more than double Cristiano Ronaldo's Saudi Pro League deal

Professional golfer Jon Rahm is reportedly set to sign one of the most lucrative contracts in the history of sport.

Two-time major champion Rahm, 29, is expected to sign a massive deal to join the Saudi-backed league LIV Golf.

It would be a major loss for the PGA Tour, which has already lost the likes of Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau to LIV.

The Wall Street Journal has reported the Rahm could sign a deal with LIV as early as this week.

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Meanwhile, the Daily Mail claim the Spaniard is in line for one of the biggest contracts ever awarded in sport.

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It is claimed that Rahm is set to be handed a whopping $600m (£477m) deal to defect to LIV.

If accurate, it would dwarf his reported earnings of $51.5m (£41m) made on the PGA Tour since joining in 2016.

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To put it into perspective, former Manchester United and Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo is believed to earn around £173m-a-year playing in the Saudi Pro League – less than half of what Rahm is reported to have been offered.

While the move is yet to be formally announced, several figures believe it is only a matter of time.

Jon Rahm has been offered a huge contract (Image: Getty)
Jon Rahm has been offered a huge contract (Image: Getty)

A former Ryder Cup player was also quoted by The Telegraph as saying: "I think this will happen, and that Jason Day and Adrian Meronk [will join him]."

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However, another Ryder Cup player added: "I honestly know nothing and would just take everything as rumour if I were you."

Rahm is the current reigning Masters champion and has won 11 PGA events since turning pro, including the 2021 US Open.

He is currently ranked as the No 3 men's golfer in the world and the loss of him to LIV would come as a major blow to the PGA Tour.

Featured Image Credit: Getty

Topics: Golf, Cristiano Ronaldo

Rory O'Callaghan
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