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Jon Rahm's LIV Golf switch reportedly a done deal, to be announced this week

The professional golfing landscape looks set for another seismic shift with Spanish superstar Jon Rahm expected to "imminently" confirm his switch from the PGA Tour to LIV Golf.

Rahm has been heavily linked with a big-money move to the Saudi-backed breakaway golf tour, which could be set to earn him as much as $600 million.

According to a report from Irish media company Off The Ball on Tuesday morning, the deal has indeed been completed and is expected to be announced by the end of this week at the latest. 

"Off the Ball sources have confirmed to us that Jon Rahm is joining LIV Golf Tour and this is an imminent deal that will be announced, we think by as early as tomorrow but certainly by Friday," said OTB's Ger Gilroy.

If true, Rahm's departure would arguably be LIV Golf's biggest coup yet, eclipsing some of its other high-profile signees like Phil Mickelson and fellow major winners Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau - particularly as Rahm has long been the most high-profile and successful player, barring Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods, to pledge his allegiance to the PGA Tour, repeatedly laughing off suggestions he was set to jump ship.

Speaking of Woods, the 15-time major winner said last week he would be surprised if rumours linking several big-name players with a move to LIV Golf proved to be true.

Woods is part of ongoing negotiations between the PGA Tour and LIV Golf's Public Investment Fund to finalize a working agreement, which they hope will be concluded by the end of the year.

"Hypothetically would it surprise me? Yes, but there's so many different things that have happened in the last, as you said, 48 hours but also in the last few weeks," Woods said at last week's Hero World Challenge.

"Things have changed and will continue to change. Our deadline's coming up here soon, so there's a lot of moving parts, a lot of different things are happening very quickly because we know, you know, I think today's the first day in December, we don't have a whole lot of time."

"Nothing has really surprised me other than the fact that there's so many different things that have happened so fast," he added.

"That's one of the things that all of our - all of us as player-directors we've been working on, just that everything is now at a time crunch. It's 24 hours a day just trying to figure it out."

Along with Rahm, fellow Ryder Cup stars Xander Schauffele and Patrick Cantlay have also been linked with a move to LIV.

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