Social media has been buzzing with excitement as details about Jon Rahm's LIV Golf team have surfaced, including its name and a potential new players. According to numerous reports circulating on social platforms, Rahm's team will be known as Legion XIII.
The inspiration behind this unique moniker comes from the Spanish Legion, established by King Alfonso in 1920, showcasing Rahm's deep connection to his roots. The 30-year-old golf sensation recently made headlines with his $500 million move to the Saudi-backed LIV Golf League, with his debut expected in early February.
While the official announcement of Rahm's team members is still pending, there is growing anticipation that he will reveal the signing of Jinichiro Kozuma. This speculation gains credibility from Kozuma's successful qualification via the recent LIV Golf Promotions event, where he secured the third and final spot.
LIV Golf Updates and Flushing It, reputable sources on Twitter, have confirmed these developments, adding a layer of certainty to the swirling rumors. Kozuma, aged 29, joins victor Kalle Samooja and runner-up Kieran Vincent as the trio earning playing rights on the LIV Golf circuit for 2024.
Interestingly, Samooja has already been unveiled as a new signing on Martin Kaymer's Cleeks GC. Kozuma, with two victories on the Japan Golf Tour (2020 Taihheiyo Masters and 2022 Token Homemate Cup), brings a wealth of experience and skill to Rahm's team.
Adding another exciting dimension to Legion XIII is the inclusion of Adri Arnaus, a fellow Spanish golfer from the DP World Tour. Having shared national teams in their early careers before Rahm's move to the US for studies, the duo brings a special connection to the team.
Rahm's choice of Legion XIII reflects not only his admiration for the Spanish Legion but also his profound pride and love for his country. The golfer, known for expressing gratitude to his fans, sought their help in choosing a team name, emphasizing the significance of this decision.
In a previous statement, Rahm shared, "I never realized how much the team logo and team name meant and how difficult a decision that was going to be." Fans had suggested various names, including Diablo and Rampage, but now, the mystery is solved, revealing Rahm's team name as both unique and intriguing. As the golf world eagerly awaits the debut of Legion XIII, Rahm's LIV Golf journey promises to be a compelling chapter in his illustrious career.