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Tyrrell Hatton: Ryder Cup star switches to LIV Golf League from PGA Tour to affix Jon Rahm’s crew | Golf Information

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Tyrrell Hatton will be part of forces with Ryder Cup team-mate Jon Rahm within the LIV Golf League after changing into the most recent high-profile title to affix the Saudi-backed circuit.

The 32-year-old – who’s ranked sixteenth on this planet and a previous winner on each the PGA Tour and DP World Tour – will likely be a part of Rahm’s ‘Legion XIII’ facet for the 2024 season, starting in Mexico on Friday.

Rahm and Hatton fashioned a formidable partnership on the Ryder Cup in Rome final September, successful each their foursomes matches collectively and ending unbeaten through the week as Group Europe regained the trophy with a 16.5-11.5 victory over the USA.

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Rahm and Hatton have performed within the final three Ryder Cups, making their debuts in 2018 earlier than that includes within the 2021 contest at Whistling Straits

The Englishman turns into the most recent participant to change to LIV and is its first big-name seize since Rahm, the reigning Masters champion who signed what was understood to be a deal price as much as £450m in the beginning of December.

Sky Sports activities Information reported final month that Hatton was his Rahm’s No 1 goal to recruit for his crew, with the Spaniard getting his man after he joined for a rumoured payment of $60 million. Each have retained his DP World Tour membership for now, making them – as issues stand – nonetheless eligible for subsequent 12 months’s Ryder Cup in New York.

The current strikes come amid the continuing talks between the PGA Tour and Saudi Arabia’s Public Funding Fund (PIF) on the ‘framework settlement’ aimed toward hanging a peace deal in golf, with the discussions having been prolonged past an preliminary end-of-December deadline,

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After Rahm’s transfer to LIV Golf was confirmed, we have a look again at a few of his remarks concerning the rival tour over the previous 12 months

Hatton began the 12 months with back-to-back top-15 finishes on the PGA Tour earlier than claiming a share of thirty first on the Hero Dubai Desert Traditional, with the three-time Ryder Cup participant initially scheduled to look on the AT&T Pebble Seaside Professional-Am this week earlier than asserting his change to the LIV Golf League.

Rahm and Hatton will likely be joined of their crew by Kieran Vincent – who got here by means of the LIV Golf Promotions occasion in December – and American Caleb Surratt, who was a part of Group USA’s successful Walker Cup crew final 12 months, with 13 groups now a part of an expanded LIV Golf League for the forthcoming season.

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