LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman thanked Jon Rahm after the Spaniard congratulated compatriot Eugenio Lopez-Chacarra on winning his first professional title
Rahm spoke in his native Spanish as he won his third Spanish Open title: “Even though some people want us to look at them (LIV) as the enemy,
he's just a 22-year-old kid winning against some of the best. players of the world. Congratulations if you see this Eugenio.'
Greg Norman was pleased to hear those words from Rahm, who has been a big supporter of the PGA Tour and previously criticized LIV's 54-hole shotgun start format.
"This is what pro golf should be about," Norman said of Rahm after retweeting a video of his speech. "Thank you JonRahmpga for your classy message. Players,
Ian Poulter also thanked Rahm for his speech, saying: "Congratulations on a class win and a class speech. Thanks for being JonRahmpga."
Rahm also said earlier in the week that those at LIV Golf should be able to earn a place in the Ryder Cup, with the 27-year-old explaining.
“The Ryder Cup is not the PGA Tour and the European Tour against LIV – it's Europe versus the USA, period. The best one against the other.