Bryson Deschamps claims he “knows personally” that the PGA Tour will lift the unlimited ban on players joining the controversial LIV Golf Series, and believes a solution will be found “very soon”.
Speaking to Tucker Carlson on Fox News, “The World” gave a confident response when asked if he was concerned about his life ban from the PGA Tour after he turned his back on investing Saudi millions – $125 million, to be exact.
It doesn’t make sense (ban). “No, I’m not worried about that,” said Deschamps, the 2020 US Open winner. I think it will be resolved.
Personally, I know it’s going to be resolved, whether it’s legally or whether they come to the table and come up with the terms. I definitely think he will wash himself in the future, very soon.
Referring to himself as a ‘pioneer in fashion’, DeChambeau used the same line with Tucker about the ‘game development’ that many of his peers at LIV Golf talked about.
“First of all, it’s a great opportunity to do something different in golf,” said the 28-year-old. I have always been a trendsetter. Growing up I always thought I was going to do something great in golf.
Bryson DeChambeau “knows personally” that the PGA Tour will be resolved by facing LIV Golf
DeChambeau, who was filmed at last week’s LIV event, received $125 million to join the Saudi-backed series
DeChambeau won the US Open in 2020 and says joining LIV helps him develop the game
I have always believed that golf should fit the younger generation, and I am interested in developing 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 is still a very long time for any LIV Golf player to talk about before discussing the massive sums of money on offer just for attendance. DeChambeau is no different from the rest in this respect.
“Just for the sake of the economy, there was no thought,” Deschamps said of his decision to join. It just becomes a hobby (if you play for free).
This is our livelihood and it was a great economic opportunity for golfers to earn a lot of money.
This is 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 side of this environment here and we all want to win every week.”
28-year-old Dechambeau admitted that the money on offer made joining the ‘no-brainer’
He said he would use the money to build a multi-sport and education complex in Dallas
DeChambeau said that with the money he gets from his exploits at LIV Golf, he will build a multisport and education center in Dallas.
“With the resources I have now, it doesn’t mean I can sit on my ass and do nothing,” he said. “At a certain point in time, you realize that life is more than golf and that’s what LIV Golf allows me to do.”
DeChambeau played alongside Donald Trump last week, as the latest LIV event took place at his Bedminster tournament.
He’s actually a really good golfer. ‘He’s piloted it in the middle of the lane and he’s got a good iron and puts it on well,’ DeChambeau said at the time. ‘But it was an honor.’ I mean, any time you play with a boss, whether he’s up or down, it’s just an honor, no matter who he is.
“Very lucky to have an affair with him, and he’s always been so generous with me.”
But one relationship that has fallen apart is that with Tiger Woods.
LIV Golf Commissioner Greg Norman told Tucker on Monday that Woods has rejected an offer of between $700 million and $800 million to join the breakaway series.
DeChambeau played a tour with President Trump last week, who hosted a LIV event
But DeChambeau says Tiger Woods hasn’t spoken to him since leaving the PGA Tour
Speaking to Sports Illustrated in late July, DeChambeau said he hasn’t spoken to Woods since making the LIV move.
I have absolute respect for what he would say. For me personally, and to be human, I will work even harder to prove the fact that I am worth the price,” he said.
We were pretty close and unfortunately didn’t talk, someday we’ll do it again, and I’m always open to a conversation with anyone.
“I don’t have a problem with that and I hope we can see her face to face.”