Ryder Cup: US Open champion Jon Rahm worried for future of event

Jon Rahm hopes the Ryder Cup "does now not go through" if greater players be part of the brand new Saudi Arabian-funded LIV Golf series.

The Spaniard is defending his US Open identify at Brookline this week, the scene of a memorable United States victory in opposition to Europe in the 1999 Ryder Cup.

The global quantity two said: "The Ryder Cup is the biggest appeal the sport has to carry new humans in.

"I hope we do not lose the essence and the element that the Ryder Cup is. That's certainly one of my biggest worries."

He delivered: "It's an event we all play for free, and it's one in every of our favourite weeks, win or lose.

I suppose that asserts lots about the game and wherein I want it might be at."

European gamers need to be a member of the DP World Tour to be eligible to play within the biennial occasion, with a view to subsequent be contested in Rome in September 2023, even as Americans need to be participants of the PGA Tour.

PGA of America chief government Seth Waugh said ultimate year: "If a person wants to play on a Ryder Cup for america

they're going to want to be a member of the PGA of America and they get that membership thru being a member of the (PGA) Tour."

However, the PGA Tour has suspended all of its contributors that have performed, or signed up to play, in LIV Golf activities.

Meanwhile, the DP World Tour issued a memo to its players on Tuesday announcing "due to the complexity of the situation we are nonetheless comparing an basic route of action".

The observe, sent through leader executive Keith Pelley, said they'll "use the following seven days to evaluate the effect the 2 conflicting events (LIV Golf occasion

Asian Tour event held the week before in Northumberland) had on our tournaments played in those weeks".