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Over the past few months, the number of players defecting from the PGA Tour to the Saudi-backed LIV Golf circuit has certainly decreased, especially following the announcement of an incoming alliance between the two leagues. But it looks like LIV is on the verge of pulling off yet another major coup.

According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, Jon Rahm is expected to leave the PGA Tour to join LIV Golf.

“Reigning Masters champion Jon Rahm is set to leave the PGA Tour for the Saudi-backed LIV Golf in an industry-rattling deal that stands to inject fresh uncertainty into the future of an already topsy-turvy sport,” the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday morning. “A deal for Rahm is expected to be announced this week, people familiar with the matter said, assuming talks don’t fall apart.”

Rahm is currently ranked No. 3 in the world. According to the Wall Street Journal, the multi-year LIV Golf contract is “among the richest that LIV has offered to date” and would pay him more money than the entire 2023 PGA Tour prize pool.

Obviously, this is absolutely massive world in the golf world, and it led to a lot of reactions on social media as a result.

It’s a pretty massive payday for Rahm.

[Wall Street Journal]