Patrick Reed is the latest Masters champion to sign up for the Saudi-sponsored LIV Golf series in conjunction with the PGA Tour.

The 19th defection from the PGA Tour was announced Saturday during the final round of the inaugural LIV event at Centurion Golf Club outside London,

where Charl Schwartzel of South Africa was on course for a victory that would earn him $4.75 million

The lucrative prizes for joining a series sponsored by Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund have not been enough to

seduce any of the world's top 10 players. Reed, who has won nearly $ 37 million over 10 years on the PGA Tour, is ranked 36th.

Having appeared at three Ryder Cups, where he has been one of the brashest characters on the American team,

Reed's decision could see him ineligible for selection in the future.

Reed said he would first appear at the second stop of the LIV Golf series in Portland, Oregon, from June 30 to July 2022.