Eugenio Chacarra, the second-ranked amateur in the world, has turned professional and will join LIV Golf,
taking what he called an “irrejectable” offer from the new league. Chacarra, 22, will play in the LIV Golf event in Portland Ore., next week.
First reported by the Spanish newspaper,
, Chacarra is signing a three-year contract worth between $8 and $15 million,
although details of the contract have not been made public.
"My position is that of a player who is not a member of the PGA Tour
or the DP World Tour and I have not earned money while I have been an amateur, so I can play in this league without problems.
This contract gives me peace of mind and ensures the future of My family had already achieved everything as an amateur
and now I will be able to gain experience as a professional," he told
Chacarra was a two-time first-team All-American at Oklahoma State University
and achieved his highest ranking of No. 2 in the Official World Golf Ranking. He had been ranked in the top five in PGA Tour University,