Bryson DeChambeau Signs With LIV Golf

DeChambeau will now feature at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club in Portland, with the 28-year-old set to be banned by the PGA Tour

Bryson DeChambeau misses a putt
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After being linked with LIV Golf over the past few days, it has been officially revealed that Bryson DeChambeau has signed with the Saudi-backed Series.

In a statement from CEO of LIV Golf Investments, Greg Norman stated: “Bryson DeChambeau is an exciting addition to LIV Golf’s supercharged style of play. He is passionate about the sport, innovative in his approach and committed to pushing the boundaries in pursuit of excellence.

“He’s not afraid to think outside the box and supports our mission of doing things differently to grow our game. The power and energy he brings to the course will deliver added electricity to our competition in Portland and beyond.”

Before the first tee shot was struck at The Centurion Club, it was reported in the Telegraph that DeChambeau and Patrick Reed would be the latest stars to join the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Series, with an official announcement confirming their involvement expected imminently.

Following the report, a tweet was then published which featured a text message from DeChambeau's agent, Brett Falkoff. In the text, Falkoff wrote: "Bryson has always been an innovator. Having the opportunity to get in on the ground floor of something unique has always been intriguing to him. Professional golf as we know it is changing, and it's happening quickly."

Now, following the official announcement on social media, DeChambeau will appear alongside a growing list of players who have joined LIV Golf, which includes the likes of Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Lee Westwood, Louis Oosthuizen and Ian Poulter.

Johnson hits a tee shot whilst Phil Mickelson looks on

Johnson and Mickelson are among the big headliners at The Centurion Club this week

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Because of the move by DeChambeau, it now means he will face a suspension from the PGA Tour, with Jay Monahan releasing a strongly worded letter claiming 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.

The letter went on to say: "These players have made their choice for their own financial-based reasons. But they can't demand the same PGA Tour membership benefits, considerations, opportunities and platforms as you. That expectation disrespects you, our fans and our partners."

Along with the ban, the American was also dropped by one of his sponsors, Rocket Mortgage, a company which he had been a brand ambassador for since 2021. It is unclear as to whether any more of his sponsors will follow.

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