Jon Ram has downplayed all the talk that he’s about to leave the PGA Tour and join LIV Golf.
Ram, who finished second in the BMW PGA Championship on the DP World Tour last week, took to Twitter on Wednesday night to play down a strong rumor that has been supported by multiple accounts on social media over the past 48 hours.
Of course, speculation on social media should always be treated with a pinch of salt.
But there are some accounts that have already proven each signature before it became official.
One of them, apparently, is the LIV Golf Insider Twitter account.
Even Jimmy Ware of Sky Sports confirmed that he had heard something very similar about Ram.
Then again, the spelling “John” might have raised the alarm in the first place.
My sources tell me that’s also the case.
However, John Ram is a plumber from Bilbao, has a handicap of 14 and has nothing to do with US Open seed 6 and 2021 champion Jon Ram. https://t.co/xMmnVvVVnk
– Jimmy Weir (@jamiecweir) September 13, 2022
Unfortunately for the LIV Golf Insider account, it appears that the record for 100% transfers by LIV Golf players has expired after Ram’s latest tweet.
I have to tell you that you started a losing streak because you and your source are wrong. I would like to thank you for the lift at PIP https://t.co/oaejFoXYrz
Jon Ram Rodriguez (@JonRahmpga) September 14, 2022
“I have to tell you that you are starting a losing streak because you and your source are wrong,” Ram wrote on Twitter.
“I would like to thank you for the lift at PIP [Player Impact Program]. “
Another rumor picking up pace this week is that one of the world’s top 10 players is heading to LIV Golf in 2023.
This particular player is allegedly so upset that he went so far as to describe the PGA Tour as the “Rory Tour”.
My info has always been spot on for players heading to LIV!
The top 10 players to go have been informed. He’s Annoyed With PGA’s New Proposal And The “Rory Tour”
I’ll let you guess for a few days
– Golf Lover UK (GolfoverUK) September 11, 2022
More deals are likely to be announced after LIV Golf Chicago, according to various news reports.
Scroll down to see Ram’s comments about LIV Golf over recent months…
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What Jon Ram said about LIV before the Genesis call in February…
Well. Well, I mean since I didn’t know I wasn’t going to have a press conference this week, which is why I’m taking this time to say this is the official, and my only time I’m going to talk about this as I officially declare, let’s say, my allegiance to the PGA Tour.
“I am a member of PAC and have great faith in Jay Monahan and the product they will give us in the future. There has been a lot of talk and speculation about the Saudi League.
“It’s not something that I think is best for me and my future in golf, and I think the best legacy I can make will be with the PGA Tour.”
What John Ram said before the US Open…
“I almost feel–I feel like Jay Monahan. If I saw his time as commissioner, he had to deal with COVID and now this. I don’t know if he’s signed up for all this or not.
“I consider the PGA Tour to have done an amazing job giving us the best platform for us to perform. I really see the attraction that others see for LIV Golf. I see some of the – I’ll put this accurately – the points or arguments they can make about why they prefer it.
“Honestly, part of the format isn’t really appealing to me. The three-day shotgun is not a golf tournament, nor cutting. It’s that simple.
“I want to play against the best player in the world continuously for hundreds of years. That’s what I want to see.”
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He continued: “Yes the money is great but when Kelly [his wife] And me — that first thing happened, we started talking about it, and we’re like, would our lifestyle change if that happened 400 million dollars? No, it won’t change a bit.
Truth be told, I can retire now with what I made and live a very happy life and never play golf again. So I never played golf for financial reasons. I play for the love of the game, and I want to play against the best in the world.
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“I’ve always been interested in history and legacy, and now the PGA Tour has it.”
He added, “My heart is with the PGA Tour. That’s all I can say.”
There are no new signings with LIV this week but again, I have very good sources telling me that for season 23 there will be at least 4 players from the famous changed ‘players meeting’.
“All 23 players left the meeting unanimously in support of the proposed plan.”
– Flushing It (flushingitgolf) September 12, 2022
What Jon Ram said on the Tour Championships in East Lake…
Ram spoke to the media after sweeping structural changes were announced by the PGA Tour for the 2023-2024 season.
There is no denying that these were led by Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy after the famous pre-season meeting in East Lake.
The Spaniard has expressed surprise at some of the conditions regarding the number of events that members of the PGA Tour will be required to play to qualify for the high events.
“If we have to play all those 20 [events]Then yes, one hundred percent [it’s asking too much of the players]. I wouldn’t be surprised if that changes, because that puts me in a difficult situation and I have to play – if I don’t – if I go to play in Europe in the fall as I will, playing from January until August 20.”
He added, “I think this is the seventeenth [tournament] It’s January and I don’t think I can add more.
“Yeah, especially with the Ryder Cup and we had to play four games in Europe, yes, I think that’s a question, and I wouldn’t be surprised if they revised some of the rules or exempted some players.
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“But if they do it for players like me and Rory, they might have to do it for everyone else.”
Ram also said, before leaving that interview, that if the media wanted more information about it, they would ask the wrong guy.
“If you want to know about these things, you know which of the guys you have to ask,” he joked, possibly referring to Woods and McIlroy.
Ram’s reaction to at least 20 events of the PGA Tour is expressive.
Reporter: “Do you know something we don’t know?”
Ram: “Pvt, me, no, you’re asking the wrong guy, if you want to know about those things, you know who the two guys are you have to ask.” pic.twitter.com/72luV1C8PB
– Flushing It (flushingitgolf) August 27 2022