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‘I’m again broke’ – Bryson reveals how he’s been spending his $125+ million LIV money

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After signing a deal north of $125 million to join LIV Golf, Bryson DeChambeau has already reinvested most of his earnings.

DeChambeau recently joined the Country Club Adjacent podcast where he spoke about some of the things that he’s already done with the money he received in the massive deal.

The former U.S. Open champion told the podcast: “What’s cool about it though is that I’ve already put it [the money] 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 with our content creation Regecy, numerous other things too.

“So, it’s already moved. I’m again broke.”

Bryson also spoke about his decision to join LIV Golf,

“One of the things for me it was a personal business decision. For me I run and operate my golf as a business as well as wanting to be one of the better players in the world. Second off, it was going to give me more resources and opportunities to reinvest in my local community, in Dallas, and back at my original home in California where I can do things for junior golf tours, improve my foundation, and also build the multi-sport complex I’m going to build here shortly in Dallas, and also give me more time to rest, the ability to have weeks off and recover my body in the way I want to so that I can be prepared to give it my all when it comes time, not be depleted every week and continuing to get depleted over the course of time.

“So that was one of the things. And then the last part is I saw that first event in London and how much fun everybody was having. That was exciting to me. And I wanted to be a part of something like that.”

DeChambeau will seek his second major championship next week when he tees it up at St. Andrews for the 150th Open Championship.

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  1. emncaity

    Jul 26, 2022 at 1:30 am

    The hell is “content creation” anyway? God, what an era.

  2. Jake Claro

    Jul 18, 2022 at 10:36 pm

    Also, this is how detached these guys are, and how crazy it is that they keep wanting to either play themselves as the victim or act as if they’re just like you and me with no money. Broke again – really! Bryson just turned that $125 million into long-term investments that will grow his wealth and keep him secure for eternity. And I don’t say that with envy – good form hime – but get out of her with this bs that, oh I spent it all and am back to square one. Dude you’re filthy rich and have autonomy to do whatever you want – stop pretending to not be and stop trying to act like your situation is relatable to the average person. Ridiculous crying poverty or even joking about it.

  3. Hypocrisy Hal

    Jul 18, 2022 at 4:44 pm

    Saudis own 25% of F1
    Anybody in the USA like that sport or care to boycott?
    Let the hypocrisy continue
    Rory have you ever been to a Nike factory ?

    Peace and Love

    • Nreg Gorman

      Jul 20, 2022 at 5:57 pm

      No. Approximately 54 people in the US care about F1.

      If your brain correlates Vietnamese shoe factories with Saudi funded golf leagues that have zero interest in turning a profit, I’ve got nothing for you.

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  5. Steve

    Jul 11, 2022 at 2:37 pm

    When the saudi’s end the sport washing, dont come back

    • you won't post this comment

      Jul 17, 2022 at 2:34 pm

      When the PGA and R&A stop awarding prize money in Saudi backed petrodollars, please stop talking…

      • emncaity

        Jul 26, 2022 at 1:30 am

        Yup. Also, as somebody else here has pointed out, Saudi money — and money from other repressive regimes — has always been out there in sports, and none of these people ever said boo.

  6. geohogan

    Jul 10, 2022 at 9:27 am

    LIV is “go fund me” for multi millionaires.

    • BirdieKing

      Jul 11, 2022 at 9:43 am

      A lot of those players were struggling on the PGA. The guys at or near the bottom aren’t millionaires. They are truly struggling to pay their bills and keep their families in the black.

      I think sending guys home on Friday afternoon with nothing is a recipe designed to ensure only the wealthy stay on tour. Yes, occasionally an exceptionally gifted player will break through, but those are relatively few.

      • Jake Claro

        Jul 18, 2022 at 10:28 pm

        Come on man. For every new PGA player LIV adds they’re going to need to boot out or lessen the haul for the scrubs who got in early. At some point, someone will be going home, and LIV will either be home to the wealthy top 50 golfer or become irrelevant because the actual product is terrible because people aren’t going to consistently watch people ranked 300th in the world play 54 holes of golf. Whether it’s LIV, PGA, or DP, there will be a bottom rung of players who aren’t earning premium cash and frankly do deserve to. Professional sports by definition and by what is claims to offer to fans is meant for elite athletes and performers – it isn’t a charity meant to pay out to anyone who plays the games.

        • Jake Claro

          Jul 18, 2022 at 10:31 pm

          Couple of quick edits my copy editor missed : ):
          *and frankly don’t deserve to
          *Professional sports by definition, and by what it claims to offer to fans is meant for elite athletes and performers

  7. joey5Picks

    Jul 10, 2022 at 12:06 am

    Another golfer will never hear about until they pop up in “Hey, remember me?!” Articles

  8. Paulie Walnuts

    Jul 9, 2022 at 10:43 am

    You better watch your back Deschambles when they come looking for a ROI on their investment.

  9. MarkM

    Jul 8, 2022 at 3:34 pm

    Waaaa cries the sheep

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  11. MICHAEL

    Jul 7, 2022 at 8:31 pm

    Some of the guys today, as evidenced here, are not looking to play competitive golf for the next 40 years. Even if he can’t play in any more majors (& I think that remains to be seen), he has 125 million in the bank to soothe any disappointments.

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Phil Mickelson brutally heckled on opening hole of latest LIV event

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It’s been a tumultuous year for Phil Mickelson, with the six-time major champion facing severe backlash for his admission that he used the Saudi-backed LIV Series as leverage against the PGA Tour before eventually defecting to the breakaway tour.

In between came a self-exile from the game, and since his return, things haven’t gone very smoothly, with the 52-year-old looking wildly out of sorts on the course.

On Friday, one of the most popular golfers of all time (at least until 2022) suffered the ignominy of having to back off on his opening tee shot after being heckled.

Stepping up to his opening shot of the day, a spectator shouted, “Do it for the Saudi royal family,” which prompted Mickelson to re-do his routine. He would go on to make bogey on the hole.

The heckle is the latest clear dig at Lefty’s willingness to defect to a breakaway tour which is funded by a Saudi regime with a poor record when it comes to human rights.

Mickelson’s day hasn’t improved much at all either, with the Californian currently 3-over through 14 holes, as Lefty continues to search for any semblance of the magical game he possesses.

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‘Your tee times at Augusta are numbered’ – Wife of Masters legend lashes out at Bryson DeChambeau

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As the third LIV event gets underway, one of its biggest stars has unsurprisingly been hitting the headlines.

Speaking after the LIV Pro-Am, where he played alongside former President Donald Trump, Eric Trump and Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau discussed his current relationship, or lack thereof, with Tiger Woods.

Speaking on Thursday, Bryson explained:

“We have been fairly close and unfortunately, we have not spoken, one day we will again, and I am always open for a conversation with anybody. I have no problem with it and I hope we can come see eye to eye on it.’’

The next time the two may see each other at a tournament could be in April at the Masters, but according to the wife of Ben Crenshaw, Julie, that may not even be the case.

Responding to a tweet from TWLegion, which reported Bryson’s comments on Tiger, Julie Crenshaw made her feelings known about the 28-year-old, claiming that he should do more listening after Bryson allegedly told Ben, multiple champ at Augusta, how to putt on the tricky greens.

As well as ripping DeChambeau for the putting advice, Crenshaw’s wife suggested that Bryson’s days at the Masters are numbered.

This all comes in the wake of Greg Norman’s recent interview with the New York Post, where the Aussie stated:

“I spoke to Fred Ridley. They’ve weighed in pretty hard against (LIV). The majors should stay Switzerland, they have a responsibility for one event, not a league. But it also tells you is there a cabal there? This is the slippery slope you go down about what LIV is starting to expose.”

Interesting times ahead.

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Bryson DeChambeau explains why you should start TOPPING the ball on the range

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In an 11 minute interview from the range at the third LIV event, Bryson DeChambeau talks about the recovery of his hand injury, his long drive impetus, how he is helping set up a multi-sport complex, and how he tops the ball in practice. On purpose.

LIV reporter Troy Mullins caught up with the 2020 US Open champion for a chat about “anything and everything,” before watching him warm up with a 7-iron – “chipping.”

“What distance is chipping for you?” she asks, and finds the answer is no surprise. “7-iron….205…then I go start hitting it …220…220 yards.”

Bryson freely runs through his routine in a thoroughly engaging piece, even saying that sometimes he enjoys topping the ball, just “clipping it….for radius control,” before saying he is “kidding, by the way.”

Or is he?

The next minute-or-so sees the 28-year-old go through a ‘topping’ routine – he taps the top of the ball to “kind of give my brain an awareness of where that is,” before inviting Troy to hit the perfect top, which she pulls off first try.

She asks, “What does that do for the average player?” and Bryson answers it gives an “awareness of where the bottom of the club is.”

The BDC philosophy is that golfers chunking the ball do not have an awareness of where the bottom of the arc is, and shows us a “low, running top” and a short one. Hey, this is Bryson. He does it his way.

“I know it’s a crazy drill. People think I’m nuts for it, but I’ve done it since I was a kid.” says the seven-time PGA Tour winner. “We [Bryson’s old coach Mike Schy] did it all the time. We did it at the US Junior.”

Troy then asks how Bryson is “doing with your hand?” before he removes his glove to show the scar.

“It’s definitely better. It’s not 100 percent, but it’s getting there.”

Given he finished eighth in the final major of the year – the 150th Open Championship – he sure looks to be coming back to top form.

With the first half of 2022 being basically a washout, he returned to form at St. Andrews when ranking top-10 in strokes-gained off-the-tee, approaches and tee-to-green, his best figures on the main tours for nearly a year.

Bryson says his hand is at around “80 percent strength compared to his right hand, but a couple of weeks ago it was 60 percent.” It’s slow, but it’s getting there.

When Bryson originally signed for LIV, he mentioned it was a “business decision” and, in the interview, he confirms his intention to open a multi-sport complex.

“It started with a vision of the long drive, in the beginning, and from that I said, ‘Why not do it for every sport?’ Create a high-performance centre for every sport, but also allow the public to come and utilize the facilities.”

The plan is to have a membership type of programme but also allow the public access to a facility that will have long-drive grids, driving ranges, baseball fields, soccer fields..basketball courts, and to start to grow and develop the area of Dallas in that regard.”

Implementing the idea is not far off.

“We are acquiring the land here, hopefully by the end of this year, and then will be going forward after that.”

Bryson agrees with Troy, herself a long-drive competitor, that training as a youngster should involve more than, “golf, golf, golf, golf, golf,” clearly wishing to see his vision allow multi-sports to be a key in the building of all-round strength and power, rather than just golf-specific training.

Bryson has his detractors, and not everyone will agree with him, but this is an interview that shows a very human side to a player formally seen as very robotic.

Yes, we have the ubiquitous few minutes of Bryson getting to 205/206mph ball speed, but the interview doesn’t take itself too seriously, and it’s certainly far more engaging that many of the pressers wrapped in controversy from the last two months!

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