Tyrrell Hatton is now very close to officially becoming a member of LIV Golf, although the official announcement is yet to come. This represents another major coup for the Arab Super League in its search for Ryder Cup talent, having previously secured Jon Rahm's contract.
The Super League, financed by Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund, has offered Hatton a deal approaching 60 million euros.
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The relationship between Hatton and Rahm was instrumental in this negotiation, as they played together and won the Ryder Cup in Rome.
Now, they will also join as teammates in LIV Golf, with Hatton set to be part of Rahm's team. This development creates a complicated situation for the Europeans ahead of the 2025 Ryder Cup in Bethpage, New York. Ryder Cup Europe may have to review its rules if it wants to be able to count on Rahm and Hatton, two players of great importance for the Old Continent.
LIV Golf's official announcement is expected to be made in the next few days, along with the signing of Pole Adrian Meronk, the best player of the DP World Tour 2023 who was surprisingly excluded from the Ryder Cup in Rome.
Before joining the Challenge Tour in 2012, Tyrrell Hatton primarily competed on the PGA EuroPro Tour and the Jamega Pro Golf Tour, achieving success on both of these circuits. His first professional victory came at Woodcote Park Golf Club on the Jamega Tour, and he subsequently claimed a second title at Caversham Heath, also on the Jamega Tour.
Hatton also distinguished himself by qualifying for the PGA EuroPro Tour in 2012 at the Frilford Heath Golf Club and adding another success to his list of successes with victory in the Your Golf Travel Classic at Bovey Castle in the same season.
In the same year, he was awarded the title of Rookie of the Year. In 2012 and 2013, Hatton competed on the Challenge Tour, achieving his best results with two second places at the Kazakhstan Open and Foshan Open in 2013. His overall performance allowed him to finish tenth in the 2013 Challenge Tour rankings , thus guaranteeing him qualification for the European Tour in 2014.
In his rookie year on the European Tour, Hatton achieved a strong second place in the 2014 Joburg Open, a qualifying event for the 2014 British Open Championship at Hoylake. However, his qualifying position was determined by the Official World Golf Ranking, and Hatton, as the lowest-ranked player among the qualifiers, was the only one who failed to qualify.
Later that year, he finished fourth in the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open, the final qualifying event, thus earning the right to participate in the Open Championship. On 9 October 2016, Hatton achieved his first European Tour victory at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at St.
Andrews. He finished with a field total of 23 under par, four strokes ahead of South African Richard Sterne and England's Ross Fisher. Hatton shot a final score of six shots under par 66, equaling the course record at the Old Course at St.
Andrews with a 62 in the third round. This victory catapulted him into the top 35 players in the Official World Golf Ranking, moving up from 53rd position.