Jon Rahm, the world No. 3 and reigning Masters champion, is confirmed to be joining the Saudi-backed LIV Golf league.
The signing is considered one of LIV's biggest acquisitions and is expected to be officially announced soon.
The PGA Tour is negotiating a potential alliance with Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund, which backs LIV, before a Dec. 31 deadline.
Initial agreements between the PGA Tour and LIV included a non-solicitation clause, but it was removed due to antitrust concerns.
Rahm has been sympathetic to LIV in the past, and his mentor Phil Mickelson is already a member of the league.
Despite rumors in the past, Rahm had dismissed speculation about joining LIV, stating his commitment to the PGA Tour.
Reports about Rahm's potential move to LIV gained traction in November, leading to speculation and player reactions.
Rahm's departure from the PGA Tour is significant, and past LIV signings have resulted in players being suspended from PGA Tour events.