LIV Golf "target" Tyrrell Hatton "very happy on PGA Tour” and going nowhere

England's Tyrrell Hatton is one of the latest PGA Tour players linked with a move to LIV Golf, but suggestions a deal is in the works are reportedly false.

Ben Smith's picture
Tue, 8 Nov 2022
LIV Golf "target" Tyrrell Hatton "very happy on PGA Tour” and going nowhere

England's Tyrrell Hatton will not be joining the LIV Golf League and is "very happy on the PGA Tour", according to Sky Sports' Jamie Weir. 

As ever in the professional golf world these days, there is an abundance of chatter over who will be the next player to join the breakaway series. 

It has to be said that at this point it's best to wait for official confirmation because there is just so much smoke and not a lot of fire. 

Related: How much every LIV golfer won in 2022

Hatton, 31, was linked with a move to the LIV Golf League for 2023 early this week, potentially joining the Majesticks GC side as a replacement for Sam Horsfield. 

That being said, everyone has been approached. 

The Guardian were reporting that DP World Tour pro Thomas Pieters was also lining up a move. 

It seems highly likely that LIV Golf will add some more additions before the 2023 season, which will see a roster of 60 players involved as the schedule expands to 14 events with the total prize money reaching a whopping $405m

Two of the highest-profile players currently linked with LIV are good friends and PGA Tour players Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele

Rumour has it they are reportedly a package deal. It would not be surprising to see Schauffele join given that he confirmed he had held discussions with the Saudi-financed enterprise before a single shot was struck on the circuit. 

But Schauffele reportedly felt like LIV was not close to being a finished product. He said his commitment to the PGA Tour never waivered

Has he been persuaded differently now? Cantlay said he was a "curious observer" over LIV-related developments in February. 

But back to Hatton and Sky Sports' Weir believes reports linking Hatton with a move are false:

"I can confirm this is 100 per cent not true," wrote Weir on Twitter. "Tyrrell very happy on the PGA Tour and going nowhere." 

This was off the back of French reporter Max Lalonde claiming a deal for Hatton was imminent. 

A source also told GolfMagic when pressed on the rumour:

"T is a PGA Tour player." 

Elsewhere, LIV Golf are reportedly filled with confidence that they will have a TV deal before their next event in 2023

This was after they denied they had struck a deal with Fox Sports 1. 

Related: Nine players who changed their mind about LIV Golf

Commentator Jerry Foltz has claimed they will have a TV partner before their next event. 

However he said he "hated" this development because currently LIV Golf broadcasts their tournaments over five hours with no commercials. 

A TV deal would radically alter their product and Foltz is worried that LIV would lose one of their biggest draws. 

Watch our latest YouTube video: