American Brooks Koepka is about to stop the PGA Tour and be a part of the Saudi Arabian-backed LIV Golf sequence.
The four-time main champion, 32, is anticipated to play within the second 54-hole, 48-man match that runs from 30 June to 2 July in Portland, Oregon.
The Ryder Cup participant will be a part of compatriots Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson and Bryson DeChambeau within the new $250m (£200m) eight-event sequence.
The PGA Tour suspended 17 members who performed within the inaugural LIV occasion.
Speaking on the US Open, the place he completed fifty fifth on 12 over, Koepka complained that questions over the LIV occasion had been throwing a “black cloud” over the foremost.
The former world primary received the US Open in 2017 and 2018 and can be a two-time US PGA Championship champion, claiming the Wanamaker Trophy in 2018 and 2019.
Koepka rose to the summit of the sport at that interval, however he has been hampered by accidents lately and is ranked nineteenth on the earth.
His brother Chase is already signed as much as the LIV sequence and performed within the opening match at Centurion Club on the outskirts of London, which had a £20m prize fund and was received by South Africa’s Charl Schwartzel.
Two-time main champion Collin Morikawa took to social media to disclaim rumours he was additionally planning to affix LIV Golf.
“To state for the record, once again, you are all absolutely wrong,” the American, 25, posted on Twitter.
“I’ve said it since February at Riviera that I’m here to stay on the PGA Tour and nothing has changed.”
Newly-crowned US Open champion Matt Fitzpatrick stated he too needed to maintain taking part in on the PGA Tour.
“I know that the PGA Tour is not going anywhere, the DP World Tour is not going anywhere and I feel like that’s the important thing for me, that I’ve got a place to play and that’s where I want to play,” added the Briton.
“I think whenever you’ve got Justin Thomas, Rory McIlroy – I saw Collin Morikawa’s come out and made a statement today – Scottie Scheffler, I feel like you’ve got some great players there.
“For me, they’re greater than adequate to compete with any rival tour that may wish to attempt to seize golf. I’m probably not involved about it.”
The PGA Tour refused to allow requests for waivers to play in the first LIV Golf event, which is being funded by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund.
LIV Golf chief executive Greg Norman believes the series, which does not currently carry any world ranking points, has a “compelling” case to be allowed to award world rating factors sooner or later.