Golf-Johnson resigns from PGA Tour to play in LIV Invitational Series

American two-time major champion Dustin Johnson said on Tuesday he had resigned from the PGA Tour

to compete in the inaugural LIV Golf Invitational that kicks off this week.

"It's hard to speak on what the consequences might be but I've resigned my membership of the Tour

and that's the plan for now," Johnson told a news conference at the Centurion Club

north of London, host of the first of eight events.

Johnson is the second golfer to resign from the PGA Tour to join the contentious new event

which is bankrolled by Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund (PIF).

Fellow American Kevin Na said he had also chosen that option last week.

Johnson said he still planned to play in this month's U.S. Open, which he won in 2016

but said the decision to play in the LIV Invitational Series was in the best interests of his family.