Bubba Watson is  set to become the latest big-name golfer to join the controversial Saudi-backed LIV golf series.

The two-time major champion will reportedly earn more than £41m for his move to LIV, joining the likes of Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson,

Watson will be unveiled as LIV's latest signing during their upcoming event in New Jersey. The report says Watson will play in the next £20m LIV tournament

The 43-year-old has slipped to 86th in the world rankings after reaching second place in 2015, a year after his last major victory

And news of his defection comes after LIV announced plans for a huge global expansion next year.

They plan to launch a new global league that will include relegation and grand finals as part of the tournament structure

The new league will also use a franchise system with 12 teams to be led by a "team captain"

Players will represent teams and compete in 14 events in simultaneous individual and team play, with each season ending with a World Team Championship Match Final.