Mar 31, 2023; Orlando, Florida, USA; The LIV logo on display at the entrance before the first round of a LIV Golf event at Orange County National. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

After announcing two weeks ago he had no interest in joining LIV Golf, Tyrrell Hatton did just that.

According to The Telegraph, the English Ryder Cup star is joining Jom Rahm’s team after signing a deal with the Saudi-backed league for £50m (around $63 million).

Hatton, who is the 16th-ranked player in the world, was talked into joining LIV Golf by fellow defector Jon Rahm, who left the PGA in December.

“At the moment I’m quite happy playing PGA Tour and DP World Tour,” said Hatton just a few weeks ago. “There’s a lot of people have [had conversations] and I don’t think there is anything to shy away from.”

Clearly, he took that sentiment to heart.

LIV has failed, at least for now, to sign Tommy Fleetwood who was the star in the Ryder Cup. They quickly turned their attention to Hatton who made it known he’d be open to the move for the right price.

Now that he has accepted LIV’s offer, what does it mean for Hatton’s status for future Ryder Cup play? That remains to be seen. Hatton will be part of Rahm’s team this upcoming season for LIV Golf but no official announcement won’t be made until Wednesday.

{The Telegraph}

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