Bryson DeChambeau insists he “personally knows” the PGA Tour will lift its indefinite ban on players joining the controversial Saudi-backed LIV Golf Series – and believes a solution will be found “soon”.
Speaking to Tucker Carlson on Fox News, “The Scientist” confidently answered a question about whether he’s worried about his life insurance on the PGA Tour after turning his back on Saudi Arabia’s millions — $125 million, to be exact.
“It doesn’t make sense (the ban). No, I’m not worried about that,” said 2020. US Open winner DeChambeau. ‘I think it will be found out.
“I personally know that it will be determined whether it is legal or whether they will come to the table and agree on terms. I definitely think he will get away with it in the future.
Calling himself “a bit of a trendsetter,” DeChambeau made the same point about “developing the game” to Tucker that many of his LIV Golf peers have made.
“First of all, it’s a lot of opportunities to play golf in a different way,” the 28-year-old said. “I’ve always been a trendsetter. Growing up, I always thought I would do something cool in the game of golf.
Bryson DeChambeau “knows personally” that the PGA Tour will solve the LIV Golf rivalry
DeChambeau, pictured at last week’s LIV event, took home $125 million. USD to join the Saudi sponsored series
DeChambeau won the 2020 US Open. and says joining LIV is helping him grow his game
“I’ve always believed that golf should be geared towards the younger generation, and I want to improve the game of golf.” I think every industry, no matter what it is, has always been changing and innovating, and golf is no different. New formats and teams enhance the spirit of the game.
But there’s only so long any LIV Golf player can talk about the series before they start discussing the huge sums of money on offer just to show up. In this respect, DeChambeau is no different.
“Just because of 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’s been a great economic opportunity for golfers to make a lot of money.”
“That’s why we grew up playing golf — and the history, to win majors, 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 joining the
He said he would use the money to build a multi-sports and education complex in Dallas
DeChambeau said he will use the money from his LIV Golf operation to build a multi-sports and educational complex in Dallas.
“With the resources I have now, it doesn’t mean I can sit on my backside 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 and the final LIV event was at his Bedminster course.
“He’s actually a good golfer. He sweeps it down the middle of the fairway, has a good iron game and puts it pretty well,” DeChambeau said at the time. “But it was an honor. I mean, any time you get to play with a president, whether he’s inducted or sitting, it’s just an honor, no matter who it is.
“I’m very fortunate to have a relationship with him, and he’s always been generous to me.”
But one broken relationship is with Tiger Woods.
Greg Norman, LIV’s commissioner of golf, told Tucker on Monday that Woods turned down $700 million to $800 million. USD offer to join the breakout series.
Last week, DeChambeau played with President Trump, who hosted an event at LIV
But DeChambeau says Tiger Woods hasn’t spoken to him since he left the PGA Tour
Speaking to Sports Illustrated in late July, DeChambeau said he hadn’t spoken to Woods since making the LIV move.
“I have a lot of respect for what he has to say. For me personally, to be my own person, I will work even harder to prove that I am worth my price,” he said.
“We were pretty close and unfortunately we didn’t talk, we will talk again one day and I’m always open to talking to anyone.”
“I have no problem with that and I hope we can see it face to face.”