Hatton completes last minute move to join Rahm’s LIV team

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Tyrrell Hatton (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

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Tyrrell Hatton will join Jon Rahm’s LIV Golf team in time for this week’s opening event in Mayakoba after deciding to take a last minute offer from the Saudi backed tour worth up to €58.6 million.

According to the Daily Telegraph, Hatton had previously rejected an offer from LIV before an eleventh hour plea from fellow European Ryder Cup teammate Rahm turned his head.

The Englishman should get the deal finalised and be eligible to compete in Mayakoba on Friday.

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The world number 16 is still listed in the field for Thursday’s AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. the first signature event on the PGA Tour, but instead he will tee it up alongside Rahm.

When Rahm moved to LIV Golf, Rory McIlroy stated that Europe need to amend their Ryder Cup eligibility criteria in order to accommodate the Spaniard and Hatton’s move will only add further questions.

The 32-year-old has won six times on the DP World Tour with his lone PGA Tour triumph coming at the 2020 Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Hatton’s move comes just days after Adrian Meronk was reported to be on the verge of transferring to LIV Golf after he didn’t take his place in the Farmers Insurance Open.

At the time of writing, Rahm’s new LIV lineup with Hatton and Meronk is yet to be announced, nor has the team name.

Following the Mexico date, LIV will touch down in the US for the first of at least five US events next week.

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