Report: Wolff defecting to LIV, plans to play in Portland

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Matthew Wolff is the latest PGA TOUR player to jump ship.

The 23-year-old is joining the LIV Golf Invitational Series and intends to play its next event this week in Portland, reports ESPN's Mark Schlabach.

Wolff is expected to make it official Monday, adds Schlabach.

PGA commissioner Jay Monahan has vowed to indefinitely suspend anyone who plays in an LIV event.

Wolff made an instant impact when he turned pro in June 2019, winning the 3M Open in dramatic fashion less than a month later. He then tied for fourth at the 2020 PGA Championship - his first major - and finished second at that year's U.S. Open. Wolff was the first player since Ned Cosgrove in 1881 to rank in the top four in both of his first two majors.

However, the American has struggled since then and is now ranked 74th in the world.

LIV has already lured Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Bryson DeChambeau, and Sergio Garcia, among others. The Saudi-backed rival league held its first event in London earlier in June, with Charl Schwartzel claiming victory along with a record purse of $4.75 million.

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