Australian golf superstar Cameron Smith will be officially introduced alongside a host of other big names to Greg Norman's LIV Golf

with the announcement just after he completes his pursuit of a potential $26 million PGA Tour payday. The final tournament of the Tour season - the PGA Tour Championship

begins on Thursday, and the announcement of LIV's defection will reportedly follow on August 29. When news of Smith's reported $140 million move to the Saudi-backed

competition broke after his remarkable victory at this year's British Open, the golfing world was shocked.

The 29-year-old Queenslander is currently ranked world number two and is in the form of his life after wins at The Open

and Players in addition to finishing third at the Masters in April. Smith is not the only high-profile defector to the league championed by Norman: fellow Australians Marc Leishman

and Matt Jones are also set to join their compatriot in what is said to be a "done deal". The LIV team game will hit the Australian tee in a seven-man team

at the $25 million LIV Boston event from September 2-4. The real big fish next to Smith is Hideki Matsuyama – not just for his ability