Posted: February 5, 2024

Greg Norman Lauds Joaquin Niemann, Jon Rahm’s Legion XIII After Season-Opener

Greg Norman & Jon Rahm
Jon Rahm’s Legion XIII won the team event in their debut outing with a score of -24.

Greg Norman is happy about how LIV Golf’s 2024 season opener concluded. The Saudi-backed series lauded Joaquin Niemann and Jon Rahm’s Legion XIII for their performances at the event in Mexico. Congratulating the individual and team champions, he dubbed the opener an “exceptional way to start” the new season.

Norman seems to like the fact that LIV Golf Mayakoba entered playoffs to settle its winner. The event had a four-hole playoff, which Niemann won. The 68-year-old CEO also seemed excited for Legion XIII’s team win on debut. It is pertinent to note that Rahm joined the breakaway tour for a deal reportedly worth around $566 million. The series head seems happy with the results.

Joaquin Niemann won LIV Golf Mayakoba by beating Sergio Garcia in a 4-hole playoff. The Chilean golfer carded a score of 12 under to lift the breakaway series’ season-opener trophy. The 25-year-old, who carded a 59 in the first round, triumphed over the rest of the field and bagged the winner’s $3.6 million paycheck.

Jon Rahm’s Legion XIII won the team event on Sunday. The newly introduced team won their debut outing with a score of -24. Tyrrell Hatton (-7) and Caleb Surratt (-5) contributed to the side’s maiden win.

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