'Somewhat Close' - Bryson DeChambeau On $125m+ LIV Golf Deal

The former US Open champion all but confirmed the sum that saw him quit the PGA Tour

Bryson DeChambeau has confirmed reports he was paid $125million to join LIV Golf are somewhat close to the actual figure
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Bryson DeChambeau has confirmed that reports he was paid $125million to join LIV Golf are in the ballpark of the actual figure.

The 2020 US Open winner, speaking on the Country Club Adjacent podcast, did confirm that he is set to stay with the Saudi-backed Series until at least the end of 2026, having signed a 4.5 year contract. When it was suggested he had a $125m smile, the Californian joked "that's a little low". 

“I'm not gonna say the details, I mean for what's reported it's somewhat close,” confirmed the 28-year-old. “It's a four-and-a-half year deal, I can definitely tell you that and a lot of it was up front which is great. What's cool about it though is that I've already put it in places that make sense, whether it's my foundation or real estate, being able to build a multi-sport complex or taking care of my family, taking care of what we've got going on with our content creation with Regecy, numerous other things too.”

Content creation is one of the passions of the eight-time PGA Tour winner, and the fact that LIV Golf doesn’t have a TV deal and his team can film as much as they want is said to be one of the bonuses of jumping ship. Golf reporter Dan Rapaport pointed out on Twitter that at Pumpkin Ridge last week, DeChambeau was allowed his full content team with him at all times, something the PGA Tour was not keen on.

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DeChambeau made his LIV debut at the second event of the Series at Pumpkin Ridge, Portland last week, finishing in 10th place at two-under-par, good for a $560,000 payday. South African Branden Grace won the event, banking a total of $4.375million in prize money.

Jeff Kimber
Jeff Kimber

Jeff graduated from Leeds University in Business Studies and Media in 1996 and did a post grad in journalism at Sheffield College in 1997. His first jobs were on Slam Dunk (basketball) and Football Monthly magazines, and he's worked for the Sunday Times, Press Association and ESPN. He has faced golfing greats Sam Torrance and Sergio Garcia, but on the poker felt rather than the golf course. Jeff's favourite course played is Sandy Lane in Barbados, which went far better than when he played Matfen Hall in Northumberland, where he crashed the buggy on the way to the 1st tee!