DeChambeau Reveals Which PGA Tour Events He'd 'Love' To Return To Play

Bryson DeChambeau has listed the 'heritage' events he'd like to come back and play if he's allowed to return to the PGA Tour at some point

Bryson DeChambeau takes a shot at the 2023 PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club
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Although still just speculation and hypothetical, Bryson DeChambeau has listed the events he’d love to get back to playing on the PGA Tour if he’s allowed to following the deal with the Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF) aimed at bringing golf back together.

DeChambeau thinks that LIV Golf will remain in some form, but in the announcement of the PGA Tour’s deal with PIF Jay Monahan talked about the mechanism that would be put in place for players to return to the Tour.

And 2020 US Open champion DeChambeau admitted “it’ll be good to be back out there” if he is allowed to return to the PGA Tour at some stage – especially for a few of his favourite events if not a full schedule.

“I don’t think (LIV Golf) will go away,” DeChambeau told Golf Digest's Evin Priest, adding it was “highly speculative” to suggest LIV golfers could return to the PGA Tour.

If they are though, DeChambeau says: “I would love to play the heritage events. Travelers has always been a great event, the RBC heritage, the Arnold Palmer, Mr. Nicklaus’ event (the Memorial Tournament), Riviera and the Rocket Mortgage Classic. Probably won't be too many, but it’ll be good to be back out there.”

The 29-year-old backed up Dustin Johnson’s comments about the 2024 LIV Golf schedule going ahead – according to PIF boss Yasir Al-Rumayyan, who will act as chairman of the new joint golfing entity.

With a lot of talk about what role LIV will now play in golf, DeChambeau added that Al-Rumayyan still had big “global” plans for the team event.

“That is what was talked about,” he said. “Those are private conversations and I don't know exactly what (Al-Rumayyan’s) future plans are, because he was right about to go on CNBC, but he had a couple other cool ideas that I think could be interesting for the game of golf. We'll see if it all happens because you’ve still got to dial in the details.

“I don't want to speak for him. But he did tell me something that could be a big global event that could be really cool.”

Away from the continued LIV Golf conversation, DeChambeau feels his game is in decent shape as he looks to captured a second US Open title this week.

Paul Higham

Paul Higham is a sports journalist with over 20 years of experience in covering most major sporting events for both Sky Sports and BBC Sport. He is currently freelance and covers the golf majors on the BBC Sport website.  Highlights over the years include covering that epic Monday finish in the Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor and watching Rory McIlroy produce one of the most dominant Major wins at the 2011 US Open at Congressional. He also writes betting previews and still feels strangely proud of backing Danny Willett when he won the Masters in 2016 - Willett also praised his putting stroke during a media event before the Open at Hoylake. Favourite interviews he's conducted have been with McIlroy, Paul McGinley, Thomas Bjorn, Rickie Fowler and the enigma that is Victor Dubuisson. A big fan of watching any golf from any tour, sadly he spends more time writing about golf than playing these days with two young children, and as a big fair weather golfer claims playing in shorts is worth at least five shots. Being from Liverpool he loves the likes of Hoylake, Birkdale and the stretch of tracks along England's Golf Coast, but would say his favourite courses played are Kingsbarns and Portrush.