Bryson DeChambeau is just one of the 'big' names to be found at LIV Golf. Of course, criticism followed immediately. Many believe that money is the biggest motive and that he ‘betrayed’ the PGA Tour. However, DeChambeau explained the motives for his arrival at LIV Golf.
"There was a lot of financials to it and a lot of time. I get to have a life outside of the game of golf as well," DeChambeau said for skysports. He denied playing LIV Golf a few months ago, and now he’s here.
Money is probably the motive, but Bryson points out that there are many other things that made him opt for LIV Golf. "It's a business decision for my family's future, and it gave me a lot of free time, so it cleared a lot things up for me" "I think we'll have a new legacy.
"It was very difficult. It's been weighing on everybody out here for the past couple of years. "For me, what's gone on has not been great but they [Saudi Arabia] are moving in the right direction from what I can see and what we've had conversations about.
"I would love to play PGA Tour events when they would allow me to."
PGA Tour and DeChambeau
PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan yesterday informed all those at LIV Golf that they will be banned from the PGA Tour.
DeChambeau commented on his decision: "It's not my decision to make. That's someone else's decision that's making that for me," DeChambeau concluded. Mickelson is also the target of criticism for playing at LIV Golf.
Terry Strada, the chair of 9/11 Families United, believes Mickelson betrayed everyone with this move. "I would say to the Strada family, I would say to everyone that has lost loved ones, lost friends on 9/11 that I have deep, deep empathy for them. I can't emphasise that enough," Mickelson said.