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Will he or won’t he? This was the big question on everyone’s minds after the LIV Golf rumors surrounding Tyrrell Hatton started making the rounds. However, weeks of speculation have finally been put to rest with the Englishman joining the Saudi-backed league for a deal worth around $60 million.

The news of his signing comes a day after Hatton committed to the PGA Tour’s AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am event. So, what motivated his sudden change of mind? According to the latest reports, it was Hatton’s former teammate and LIV pro, Jon Rahm, who convinced him to take the plunge!

Tyrrell Hatton joins forces with Jon Rahm in a shocking move

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In December 2023, Jon Rahm sent shockwaves through the golf world by announcing his decision to join LIV Golf for a whopping $566 million. It was further revealed that the Spaniard would be captaining his very own team, called the Legion XIII. Now, with Tyrrell Hatton’s signing, Rahm’s four-man squad is finally complete.

Earlier this month, when asked whether he would be sticking with the PGA Tour, Hatton said, “As of right now, yeah.” It is believed that the 6x DP World Tour spurred the first offer that LIV Golf made last month. Per the Telegraph Sport, a phone call from Rahm and an improved offer are what ultimately helped solidify Hatton’s move.

Outside of Hatton, Rahm’s team also includes Caleb Surratt and Keiran Vincent. The 19-year-old Surratt had previously made three appearances on the PGA Tour and was also a part of the 2023 Walker Cup team as an amateur. Vincent, meanwhile, earned his card for the 2024 season after a second-place finish at the LIV Golf Promotions event.

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Another DP World Tour heavyweight who will allegedly be making his LIV Golf debut in the coming days is Adrian Meronk. The World No. 39 had withdrawn from the Farmers Insurance Open last week citing health concerns. A 4-time winner on the European circuit, Meronk is expected to join Martin Kaymer’s Cleeks GC.

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LIV Golf Mayakoba to go underway with new signings

In a handful of days, LIV players will be heading to the El Camaleon Golf Course in Mexico for their first event of the 2024 season. Designed by Greg Norman, this is the second time that the venue will be hosting a LIV Golf tournament.

The biggest head-turner will undoubtedly be Jon Rahm, who will be playing his first tournament in over two months. The Masters winner had last made an appearance at the 2023 DP World Tour Championship, wherein he finished T5. Last year, Charles Howell III emerged as the winner at Mayakoba, following which he pocketed $4,000,000 in earnings!

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