Bryson DeChambeau, one of the biggest names to risk his future with the PGA Tour to join the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Invitational Series, played in the Breakaway League for the first time in Portland last week and finished 10th in the 48-man field. and earned $560,000 for shooting 2-under in the 54-hole event.
It wasn’t a great start or a huge payday for a 28-year-old golfer, but suffice it to say it wasn’t really a big deal if DeChambeau was offered as much money as he says he should have turned down. PGA for LIV Golf.
appearing above Country Club is next door podcast, DeChambeau has signed a deal with LIV Golf that will keep him with the upstart series through the 2026 season (if that’s that long). DeChambeau, winner of the 2020 US Open, revealed how much LIV Golf paid him to put his future with the PGA Tour on hold.
Before this Rumor For being paid more than $100 million to join LIV, DeChambeau indicated that the price of his services was more than one. Country Club is next door The host joked about a golfer with a $125 million smile.
“That’s a little low,” DeChambeau said. “I won’t go into details, I mean what’s been reported is pretty close. It’s a 4.5-year deal, I can definitely tell you that, and there’s a lot ahead of it, which is great. What’s great about it is that I’ve already put it in meaningful places, whether it’s my foundation or real estate.” Being able to build a multi-sports complex or take care of my family.
If DeChambeau, who has earned just $26 million in career earnings on the PGA Tour, has indeed received $125 million or more to join LIV Golf, his family should take good care of whether he plays well or not. To show, not to win.
As DeChambeau previously said, his defection from the PGA Tour to LIV Golf was a “personal business decision” and lucrative enough that he was willing to accept Saudi money despite public criticism.
“Golf is a force for good,” he said last month. “And I think, as time goes on, people hopefully look at the good that they’re doing and what they’re trying to achieve, rather than looking at the bad that happened before. And it’s important to move on from that. And to continue to move forward in a positive light can be a great force for the future of the game.”
It’s certainly good for DeChambeau’s wallet — but maybe not his game.
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