“Where the Heck’s Our Money”: Bryson DeChambeau Calls Out PGA Tour’s Initiative Despite His Willingness to Call Truce With Them

Published 12/08/2023, 3:30 PM EST

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It is a well-known fact that through the seasons that Bryson DeChambeau has played as part of the LIV Golf League, he has emerged as one of its prominent faces. The talent that this 30-year-old has displayed in the Saudi-backed league since its inception is one of the reasons for its prominence today. His loyalty and dedication to LIV Golf are truly unparalleled. On the same line, the 30-year-old has lashed out at rival PGA.

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The talented professional golfer was recently seen giving a strong critique of the PGA Tour, despite his alignment with the idea of a future integration between the PGA Tour and LIV Golf. This has led to a lot of curiosity in the golf world regarding what DeChambeau has stated. Let’s dive in to learn more!

Bryson DeChambeau takes on the PGA Tour for neglecting its players

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The 2020 US Open winner has been vocal in matters regarding his move to LIV Golf, and over time, DeChambeau has been seen actively advocating for the rights of the players. He recently highlighted that the PGA Tour has ignored players outside of the top 20 financially for years now. DeChambeau’s account makes it clear that, in his view, the PGA Tour has ignored the needs of the players on the back end.

In a viral episode of The Rick Shiels Golf Show Podcast, Bryson DeChambeau said, “Whereas, the guys that are struggling on the back end, where the heck’s our money, we still provide the whole year with more events than Rory McIlroy, or whoever, right? And I don’t want to throw names. They played more events than them and showed up at every single event for all these communities. And then they didn’t get anything other than what they played for.”

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The bold question posed by Bryson DeChambeau has got the golf world talking about the inherent bias that the PGA Tour is suspected to have. However, despite his harsh criticism, DeChambeau has expressed his willingness to engage in a merger of LIV Golf with the PGA Tour and eventually return.

DeChambeau’s support for a future integration between the former rival golf leagues

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The 1x major winner has been supportive of the idea of a possible integration between the two major leagues of golf in the past. A mix of PGA Tour and LIV Golf for DeChambeau includes the strong points of individual play from the PGA Tour and team play from LIV Golf. He expressed his willingness to get LIV golfers into the mainstream clearly as well.

Bryson DeChambeau added, “We don’t want to be in the fall; we want to be mainstream. We have some of the best golfers in the world, which should be highlighted at these events. That would be my blue-sky scenario, where we integrate and figure out how to make it all mutually beneficial. We play for the legacy that’s there, with a new idea and concept on top of it.” All in all, despite his critique of the PGA Tour, the famous pro sees playing at an integrated version of the golf world as lucrative for everyone.

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I, Daiemah Malik, have loved writing for as long as I can remember. It started with practicing poetry in front of the mirror, eventually translating into my passion for writing at EssentiallySports. The values that the sport of golf has instilled in my writing are truly incomparable, and because of it, writing currently tops my to-do list on a dull day, coming over even my love for indulging in spirited debates on anything and everything, including my hidden forte, politics.
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