Belgian Thomas Pieters has joined LIV Golf for the 2023 season after complaining about not being invited to the PGA Tour’s Genesis Invitational.
The world number 35 will join Bubba Watson, Talor Gooch and Harold Varner III in the Range Goats squad.
The Saudi-funded LIV Golf Tour is holding its first event of 2023 in Mexico from Friday to Sunday.
This is the first of 14 events scheduled for this year.
In 2016, Pieters picked up four points on his Ryder Cup debut at Hazeltine, a record for a European rookie.
“It’s sad to miss my favorite tournament of the year. Because as the 34th in the world, I just couldn’t get into it,” he tweeted on February 15 after being forgotten for the Genesis Invitational.
Pieters has won the DP World Tour six times.
American Brendan Steele and New Zealander Danny Lee also switched to LIV.