Bryson: ‘My Mom would have smacked me’ for not accepting LIV Golf deal

So much so, DeChambeau admits his mother would have ‘probably smacked’ him if he refused to accept the deal handed to him by the Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund (PIF).

It has been widely reported that former US Open champion DeChambeau was offered a five-year deal in the region of $125m.

DeChambeau, 30, accepted the offer and was then suspended by the PGA Tour, which remains the case in 2024.

Speaking to a pool of reporters on the eve of The Masters, DeChambeau disclosed more details about his decision to join LIV Golf.

“People can say I moved to one side, but I did it for my family and what I had in front of me at that point in time.

“I think my mom would have probably smacked me for not taking the deal.

“Everybody has their own prerogatives and wishes and wants, and the only thing I wish is that we can all see eye to eye on some things and that we can come back to some level playing field where we can all have some fun together.”

Elaborating on the ongoing peace talks between the PGA Tour and LIV Golf boss Yasir Al-Rumayyan, the big-hitting American is hopeful a deal between the two circuits can soon be reached to bring all the world’s best players together once again.

“We need to continue to talk to players on both sides, just show that there is a mutually beneficial ground, a peace that I hope a lot of people can start to see.

“I’ve had visions of this for quite a long time. You can’t publicly say them, unfortunately, because you get scrutinized and criticized and everybody throws things in certain ways to give you curve balls.

“I want to be very careful and cautious because I don’t know what the future of golf fully looks like, and I’m just a bystander trying to play some golf and trying to help advocate for the fans to win again. They need to win.

DeChambeau enters the year’s first major off the back of four consecutive top-10 finishes on LIV Golf.

Gideon Canice

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