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 (opens in new tab), 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 (opens in new tab). 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 (opens in new tab), 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 (opens in new tab), 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 (opens in new tab) amid LIV Golf links. 

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

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Matt studied Sports Journalism at Southampton Solent University, graduating in 2019. Now a freelance writer for Golf Monthly and the PGA, he covers all aspects of the game, from Tour news to equipment testing and buyers’ guides. Taking up the game at the age of six, Matt currently holds a handicap of 3 and despite not having a hole in one…yet, he has had two albatrosses. His favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.