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Jon Rahm admits his one big idea to improve the PGA Tour sounds “very stupid” – but that hasn’t stopped him getting his point across.

More transparency? Even bigger prize pools? Those aren’t the priority. Rahm is far more concerned about the bathroom facilities (or lack of) when playing out on tour.

When asked about what changes he’d liked to see made to the US circuit next year following the so-called merger negotiations with the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia, the Spaniard was initially coy.

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“That’s too vague of a question because we really have no idea what’s coming,” he said ahead of the first FedEx Cup Playoff event, the St. Jude Championship in Memphis.

“We’re not in these meetings. They have until January to be in those negotiations.”

But then the Masters champion got stuck into what really matters.

“I can tell you right now my priorities are a lot lower than what a lot of people would think,” he added. “If I have to – if I go by request, I know this is going to sound very stupid, but as simple as having a freaking port-a-potty on every hole.

“I know it sounds crazy, but I can’t choose when I have to go to the bathroom. I’ve told the Tour this many times, as simple as that.

“Just simple little things better for the Tour. Even though they do a phenomenal job throughout the year, just making it more consistent.”

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It is a problem that sounds trivial but it is certainly a bugbear of Rahm and surely a cheaper fix than some of the other demands that would come from players on the circuit.

At this moment, the world No.3 is clearly most focused on having the best facilities available for players at all times.

“Those TPC events, because the PGA Tour is more involved, our food situation is unbelievable,” he said. “They have nutritionists that they’ve hired to work with and the options and the sources are incredible, so I would like to see that more across the board at every single Tour event.

“I would like to see physio areas to be a little bit better. Even though the gym trailer is great, it’s still a trailer, so when you have three people in it you’re a little crowded, so seeing better workout facilities, as well. Those are kind of things that I hope come out throughout this whole thing.”

Rahm, meanwhile, also reiterated his unwavering support for the PGA Tour chief Jay Monahan.

Monahan recently brought Tiger Woods onto the PGA Tour Policy Board and Rahm believes that now is not the right time to remove the under-pressure commissioner.

“I think he should have the opportunity right now to finish this off the way he did,” he said.

“We’re quickly forgetting how well he managed a lot of things. He did an amazing job in Covid and kept a lot of people employed. We were the first major sport to come back. A lot of players were able to earn their cards and keep competing thanks to that.

“I think we shouldn’t forget that that quickly. Again, we should give him the chance to see this through. Then after everything is said and done, if players want to make a change, then that would be a better time, but right now I don’t think it is.”

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Ben Parsons joined bunkered as a Content Producer in 2023 and is the man to come to for all of the latest news, across both the professional and amateur games. Formerly of The Mirror and Press Association, he is a member at Halifax Golf Club and is a long-suffering fan of both Manchester United and the Wales rugby team.

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