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Another Ryder Cup star exits as Jon Rahm lures Tyrrell Hatton to LIV Golf

Tyrrell Hatton has become the latest big-name European golfer to join the breakaway LIV Golf tour, joining other recent defectors like Jon Rahm and Adrian Meronk.

According to the Daily Telegraph, 32-year-old Hatton has accepted a last-minute offer worth close to 60 million Euros to make the move to the Saudi-backed tour, and could make his debut as early as this week when he lines up for an LIV event in Mexico.

Hatton was set to compete on the PGA Tour this week at Pebble Beach but will now withdraw.

The Telegraph reports that Hatton initially turned the deal down, before Jon Rahm personally intervened to help sweeten the pot and get the Englishman to sign on the dotted line.

The news is another blow to Ryder Cup captain Luke Donald and his team, as uncertainty still reigns over whether LIV golfers will be allowed to participate at Bethpage Black in 2025.

It follows Rahm's decision to accept a 500 million Euro mega deal to join LIV and leave his Ryder Cup future up in the air, and Poland's Adrian Meronk decision to follow suit last week.

Rahm and Hatton forged a highly successful partnership in the last Ryder Cup, winning both of their matches together in Europe's big win.

Another European golfer likely to be a target for LIV is Viktor Hovland, who was recently very critical of the PGA Tour's management.

"I totally understand why [Rahm] left. That's a lot, a lot of money," he said.

"And at least when the management of the PGA Tour has done such a bad job.

"Just to be clear: I'm not complaining about the position I'm in, and I'm very grateful for everything.

"But the management has not done a good job. They almost see the players as labour, and not as part of the members.

"After all, we are the PGA Tour. Without the players, there is nothing."

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