The list of defectors from PGA Tour to LIV Golf continues to grow with  Brooks Koepka the latest golfer linked to the breakaway golf league.

It is another win for the Saudi-backed league which is gaining more legitimacy by the day after adding a 4-time major winner and a former world no.1 to its ranks.

The 32-year-old American won the US Open in 2017 and 2018, the PGA Championship in 2018 and 2019, and spent 47 weeks atop the golf rankings in 2018.

He is reportedly set to be formally announced in the next few days, with the American joining the likes of Patrick Reed, Dustin Johnson, and Phil Mickelson ahead of the second event of the Saudi rebel series.

LIV Golf kicked off earlier this month with its inaugural event outside London and moves to the United States next week with a tournament in Portland.

Along with Brooks Koepka, LIV Golf is reportedly singing fellow major champion and current world no 4. Collin Morikawa, world No.8 Viktor Hovland, and five-time PGA Tour winner Xander Schauffele.

The rebel tour has been scrutinized for signing up players who are either no longer a competitive force, or those who never will be but that narrative could go out the window if Morikawa, Hovland, Schauffele (No.15), and Koepka (No.19) all sign with LIV Golf.

Koepka’s long-time rival, Bryson DeChambeau, is already part of the LIV Golf having gotten around 140 million dollars for his services.

PGA Tour is working on introducing guidelines about restricting the LIV Golfers’ access to major championships, having already banned them from the PGA-related events.

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