Brooks Koepka becomes latest star golfer to leave PGA Tour for LIV Golf Series, sources confirm

Brooks Koepka becomes latest star golfer to leave PGA Tour for LIV Golf Series, sources confirm

Four-time major champion Brooks Koepka is the latest golfer to defect from the PGA Tour to the LIV Golf Invitational Series, sources have confirmed to ESPN.

Koepka, 32, is one of the highest-profile players to join the breakaway circuit, which is being funded by Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund and is fronted by two-time Open winner Greg Norman.

LIV Golf is expected to announce the addition of Koepka in the coming days, sources have confirmed

Koepka, who is ranked 19th in the Official World Golf Ranking

is expected to compete in the first LIV Golf event in the United States

at Pumpkin Ridge in Portland, Oregon, starting June 30.

Koepka's pending departure from the PGA Tour was first reported Tuesday by the Telegraph of London.

LIV Golf announced later Tuesday that Abraham Ancer, who is ranked 20th in the world, also is leaving the PGA Tour for the new series.

"Abraham Ancer has been a rising star who's established himself as one of the world's top golfers in a very short period of time

He is a consistent contender which continues to elevate our competition," Norman said in a statement.

"Abraham's global reach and star power in Mexico and Latin America makes him a great fit for LIV Golf

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