Bryson DeChambeau says he “knows personally” that the PGA Tour will lift its indefinite ban on players joining LIV Golf’s controversial Saudi-backed series – and believes a solution will be found “very soon”.
Speaking to Tucker Carlson on Fox News, ‘The Scientist’ gave a confident response when asked if he was worried about his lifetime ban from the PGA Tour after turning his back on cashing in the millions Saudis – $125 million, to be exact.
“It doesn’t make sense (the ban). No, I’m not worried about it,” said 2020 US Open winner DeChambeau. ‘I think it’s going to make sense.
“I personally know that will be understood, either legally or if they come to the table and set the terms. I really think it will wash in the future, very soon.
Referring to himself as “a bit of a trailblazer,” DeChambeau pedaled the same line to Tucker about “growing the game” that many of his LIV Golf peers have been talking about.
“First and foremost, it’s a lot of opportunities to do something different in the game of golf,” said the 28-year-old. “I’ve always been a bit of a forward-thinker. Growing up, I always thought I’d do something cool in the game of golf.
Bryson DeChambeau ‘knows personally’ PGA Tour will solve LIV Golf impasse
DeChambeau, pictured at last week’s LIV event, took $125m to join the Saudi-backed series
DeChambeau won the US Open in 2020 and says joining LIV helps him grow the game
“I have always believed that golf should adapt to the younger generation and I want to grow the game of golf.” I think in every industry, whatever it is, it has always changed and innovated and golf is no different. New formats and teams improve the spirit of the game.’
But there’s only so long a LIV Golf player can talk about the series before discussing the huge sums of money on offer just for showing up. DeChambeau is no different from the others in this regard.
“Only for the economy, it was a no-brainer,” Dechambeau said of his decision to join. ‘It just becomes a hobby (if you play for free).
“It’s our livelihood and it was a great economic opportunity for golfers to make a lot of money.
“That’s why we grew up playing golf – also for history, to go and win major tournaments, PGA Tour events and now I want to win LIV events.
“You can see the passion and the competitive aspect of this environment here and we all want to win every week.”
DeChambeau, 28, admitted the money on offer made membership a ‘no-brainer’
He said he would use the money to build a multi-sports and educational complex in Dallas
DeChambeau said that with the money he makes from his exploits at LIV Golf, he will build a multi-sport and educational complex in Dallas.
“With the resources I have now, that doesn’t mean I’m able to sit on my butt and do nothing,” he said. “At some point you realize there’s more to life than golf and that’s what LIV Golf allows me to do.”
DeChambeau played alongside Donald Trump last week, with the latest LIV event held at his Bedminster course.
“He’s actually a really good golfer. He strikes it in the middle of the fairway and has a good iron game and puts it pretty well,” DeChambeau said at the time. say, every time you play with a president, whether past or in office, it’s just an honor, no matter who it is.
“Very lucky to have a relationship with him, and he’s always been generous to me.”
But one relationship that has been rocked is the one with Tiger Woods.
Greg Norman, the commissioner of LIV Golf, told Tucker on Monday that Woods rejected an offer between $700 million and $800 million to join the breakaway series.
DeChambeau played a part with President Trump last week, who hosted the LIV event
But DeChambeau says Tiger Woods hasn’t spoken to him since leaving the PGA Tour
And speaking to Sports Illustrated in late July, DeChambeau said he hasn’t spoken to Woods since the move from LIV.
“I have the ultimate respect for what he has to say. For me personally, to be my own human being, I’m going to work even harder to prove that I’m worth the price,” he said.
“We’ve been quite close and sadly we haven’t spoken to each other, one day we will again, and I’m always open to a conversation with anyone.
“I have no problem with that and I hope we can agree.”
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