LIV Golf's Tyrrell Hatton Wants to Keep Playing in the Ryder Cup

The Englishman said he still has DP World Tour membership and would like to be a part of Team Europe in 2025.
Apr 6, 2024; Miami, Florida, USA; Tyrrell Hatton of the Legion XIII golf club plays his shot from
Apr 6, 2024; Miami, Florida, USA; Tyrrell Hatton of the Legion XIII golf club plays his shot from / Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

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Tyrrell Hatton said he went back and forth over his decision to join LIV Golf, finally signing his deal on the eve of the first event in Mexico in February. He’s among the 13 players in the Masters field who is a member of the LIV Golf League.

But in making the switch, Hatton also made clear he still wants to be part of the 2025 Ryder Cup, where he had an undefeated partnership with Jon Rahm last September.

“I’m still a tour member,’’ Hatton said in an interview with the website. “Neither did I cancel my membership on the PGA Tour.

“I know the situation with the PGA Tour is a lot more difficult. But I spoke to the DP World Tour and expressed my desire to continue playing on the tour. I mentioned the tournaments that are special to me, and that I wanted to be a part of future Ryder Cup teams. The DP World Tour know where my head’s at in terms of what I want to do; I hope that I can still play in events and we go from there.’’

Hatton added: “The fact there is potential for the sides to come together made the decision a little bit easier to make to be honest. It goes without saying it was a tough decision. You don’t know if, when you try something new, it’s the right thing to do but no regrets. You make your decision and get on with it. I’m happy.’’

And a few more things ...

Several Masters participants were on the grounds Sunday to play the course following the conclusion of the Drive, Chip & Putt competition. Among them were Jason Day, Will Zalatoris, Tiger Woods and Sungjae Im. ... Past champions Ben Crenshaw (on the 40th anniversary of his 1984 victory) and Ian Woosnam were among those who played the course. ... Jon Rahm, defending Masters champion, tied for fourth at the LIV Golf Miami event. Brooks Koepka, who won the PGA and finished second to Rahm last year, tied for 45th after shooting consecutive 77s on the weekend. ... Akshay Bhatia got the last spot in the Masters field with his victory at the Valero Texas Open. He won in a playoff over Denny McCarthy, who had previously qualified for the Masters, and tied a PGA Tour record with just 92 putts, set by David Frost at the 2005 RBC Heritage.

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Bob Harig


Bob Harig is a senior golf writer for Sports Illustrated. He has more than 25 years experience covering golf, including 15 at ESPN. Bob is a regular guest on Sirius XM PGA Tour Radio and has written two books, DRIVE: The Lasting Legacy of Tiger Woods and Tiger and Phil: Golf's Most Fascinating Rivalry. He graduated from Indiana University where he earned an Evans Scholarship, named in honor of the great amateur golfer Charles (Chick) Evans Jr. Bob, a former president of the Golf Writers Association of America, lives in Clearwater, Florida.