After Jon Rahm finally announced he would be leaving the PGA Tour for LIV earlier this month, it seems his transition comes with a heap of perks.
As well as earning $566,000,000 as part of the switch, the Spanish golfer will get some other benefits.
He’s reportedly been granted access to a royal jet after confirming his deal with the Saudi Arabian circuit last week per The Sun.
According to The Telegraph, the deal with the Public Investment Fund will see the Ryder Cup star collect $302 million of his earnings at the time of the signing.
He’s the Saudi Arabian golf project’s biggest signing so far.
“Bonuses are for things like winning tournaments, around $4m each, and also for making appearances, in public events and sponsors, I would say between $30-40millions a year,” The Sun’s source said.
“The contract is for four and a half years, and he will also have shares in the league to own and run one of the teams.”
The LIV Golf deal makes him the highest-paid golfer in the world.
Phil Mickelson, six-time Major champion, was believed to have previously earned the largest payment from LIV Golf, estimated to be worth $200 million.
But Rahm’s deal eclipses that.
And it seems, even considering inflation, figures in athletic contracts continue to go up.
Shohei Ohtani recently announced a mega annual salary close to what Michael Jordan earned during his entire NBA career.
With the mega-money part of the move, Jon Rahm has become the world’s highest-paid athlete.
To put the deal into context: the PGA tour’s entire prize fund for 2023 was $460 million.
So it’s unlikely that the World No. 3 could turn this cash offer down.
Forbes list Jon Rahm’s net worth as $53 million as of May this year – feels like that page needs a refresh.