Tyrrell Hatton makes shock LIV revelation: "With the help of a coin toss..."

Tyrrell Hatton has opened up on his decision to join LIV Golf and just how late in the day he decided to leave the established tours.

Tyrrell Hatton makes shock LIV revelation: "With the help of a coin toss..."
Tyrrell Hatton makes shock LIV revelation: "With the help of a coin toss…

Tyrrell Hatton says he signed his LIV Golf contract with one minute to spare after tossing a coin.  

Hatton joined the breakaway for the 2024 campaign in January after initial contact was made one month prior. 

The Englishman is now part of Jon Rahm's Legion XIII and is said to have penned a contract worth north of $50m with LIV. 

He could have very easily still been playing on the PGA Tour and DP World Tour in 2024. 

His caddie Mick Donaghy at the airport as Hatton weighed up his options. 

Donaghy was waiting to be told whether he would be going to Mayakoba for LIV's curtain-raiser. 

Or whether he was in fact heading to California to loop for Hatton at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am on the PGA Tour. 

We now know Hatton's answer and he opened up on the decision to join LIV on the Fairway to Heaven podcast. 


"I spoke with Jon during that time and to be honest nothing happened in December," he said. 

"I was playing the Dubai Desert Classic and that is when we had another call to my agent and we obviously spoke about it after the tournament. 

"Then we basically had a week to work it all out and here we are."

Hatton said the decision was aided with the help of a coin toss. 

"I had a deadline of 7:30pm on the Sunday night," he added. "With the help of a coin toss, I signed the contract at 7:29."

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Hatton added: "It was a really hard decision and one that I didn't take lightly. I spoke to a lot of people and, yeah, so we signed at 7.29pm"

The Englishman said there were many factors that were appealing with LIV. For example he was enticed by the global schedule. 

Hatton also discussed his Ryder Cup future and the risk he is taking with major championship qualification. 

"The Ryder Cup and the majors was potentially the risk and the scary thing for me," he told the podcast. 

"I mean I'm in all four majors this year and I've spoke to Luke [Donald, European captain] about this. 

"I'd like to think everyone thinks the Ryder Cup is pretty special to me and I want to be as party of as many as I can to the point where that ship [will] sail for me.

"I want to be on the team at Bethpage but there's a lot of golf to be played between now and then."

Hatton went 3-0-1 as Europe beat the U.S. by five points last September. He also defeated Brian Harman in the Sunday singles.

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