Bryson DeChambeau Dropped By Rocket Mortgage

DeChambeau had been a brand ambassador since 2021, but has been dropped after reportedly committing to the second LIV Golf event

Bryson DeChambeau looks on whilst waiting to putt on the green
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Speaking to ESPN on Thursday, Rocket Mortgage spokesperson, Aaron Emerson, confirmed that the company had split with Bryson DeChambeau, citing the eight-time PGA Tour winner's plan to reportedly play in the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Invitational Series.

"Rocket Mortgage has been a long-time supporter of the PGA Tour, both through our role as an official partner and as a tournament host," Emerson said in a statement. "The Rocket Mortgage Classic has quickly become a fixture on the Tour, with players coming to Detroit to compete, while also raising crucial funds to help bridge the digital divide in our city. 

"Our partnership with the PGA Tour extends to several prominent golfers, including Bryson DeChambeau, as ambassadors of the Rocket Mortgage brand. As has been widely reported, Bryson elected to join the LIV Golf Series. Effective immediately, Rocket Mortgage has ended its sponsorship agreement with Bryson. We wish him well in his future success."

Bryson DeChambeau holds the Rocket Mortgage Classic trophy after his win in 2020

DeChambeau secured the 2020 Rocket Mortgage Classic by three shots

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Although DeChambeau hasn't appeared at the first LIV Golf Invitational Series event at The Centurion Club, he is reportedly set to appear at its next tournament, which will take place at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club in Portland, Oregon, from the 30th June - 2nd July.

This is despite the PGA Tour announcing that all players who are teeing it up in the LIV Golf Invitational Series and those who play in future events will be indefinitely suspended. 

In a strongly worded letter from commissioner Jay Monahan, the Tour says that LIV Golf players are "suspended or otherwise no longer eligible to participate" in PGA Tour events. They will be removed from the FedEx Cup rankings following this week's RBC Canadian Open and will not be eligible for the FedEx Cup or Presidents Cup.

Patrick Reed and Bryson DeChambeau line up a putt

Both DeChambeau and Patrick Reed have been reportedly linked to the next LIV Golf Series event

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After returning from the Covid-19 lockdown, DeChambeau claimed the 2020 Rocket Mortgage Classic, with the American becoming a brand ambassador with the company in 2021. Now though, just a year after the move, he has been dropped, with it unclear as to whether any of his other sponsors will follow.

DeChambeau isn't the only player to lose sponsorship. Before a golf ball was even hit, Louis Oosthuizen and Lee Westwood saw their longtime sponsor, UPS, drop them amid LIV Golf links. 

Not long after, Dustin Johnson and Graeme McDowell were also dropped by RBC, with the duo deciding to tee it up at the first event at The Centurion Club instead of the RBC Canadian Open.


Matt Cradock
Staff Writer

Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.

Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.

Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?

Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°

Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°

Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°

Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x