‘No buyer’s remorse’ about moving from PGA to LIV

Sugar Grove, Ill. (AP) — Bryson DeChambeau has insisted he has no regrets about his decision to jump from the PGA Tour to the Saudi-funded LIV golf series.

“I couldn’t be happier to be here,” he said. “I have no buyer’s remorse.”

The 2020 US Open champion called it his biggest decision other than choosing his agent and said he has “the utmost respect” for the PGA Tour and the opportunities it brings.

DeChambeau spoke Thursday at Rich Harvest Farm in suburban Chicago, which is best known for hosting the Solheim Cup in 2009. This is where the fifth LIV golf event and fourth on US soil are being held this weekend.

He is part of the field of 48 which includes Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson and Sergio García. Players from 12 teams of four will compete for points and prize money in a 54-hole stroke-play format, with no cuts and shotgun starts. The purse is $25 million, with $4 million given to the individual winner and $3 million to the winning team.

“What LIV Golf has to offer is something new and unique, different, and with that said, there will be some disruption and people won’t like it, and I respect everyone who doesn’t think it’s going to happen.” Good for the game of golf,” said DeChambeau. “I understand it, but I hope they are open-minded enough to go, you know what, let me just give it a chance, and if you can If given a chance, you can see something really cool.”

The breakaway series remains a source of controversy.

DeChambeau and Mickelson, along with several other players and LIV Golf are involved in an antitrust lawsuit against the PGA Tour, claiming it used monopoly power to try to squash the competition and unfairly suspended players. have make. Players who did not resign their PGA Tour membership were suspended for competing in LIV events, and most of those suspensions are until March 2024.

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