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



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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    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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Shane Lowry and Justin Thomas take shots at Bryson’s awkward attempt to own viral rope incident



“If you can’t laugh at yourself, then who can you laugh at?”

According to those search engines, both quotes can be attributed to an awful lot of people over the years, including golf legends Payne Stewart and Tiger Woods.

Sometimes, though, others don’t find it as funny.

A week ago, we reported on a viral video from LIV Chicago that showed Bryson DeChambeau losing a battle with one of the gallery ropes .

Despite the histrionics and the supposed loss of vision in one eye, he completed the event at 6-under, and finishing in the top 10.

The incident brought more attention to the tour than anything Chicago winner Cam Smith could do, and the 2020 U.S Open winner probably thought he was onto a winner when recreating the event in a re-run of Bryson v Rope.

In it, the 29-year-old prepares for the challenge like a pro boxer, before ducking under the rope with no personal damage – to the whoops of the ‘onlookers’.

It was a bit of fun, but recent BMW PGA champion, and 2022 Masters third, Shane Lowry, wasn’t at all impressed.

The 2019 Open Championship winner has always stayed fairly neutral about the Greg Norman-led tour, but there was never a doubt that he was fully behind his good friend Rory McIlroy with his views.

However, after the win at Wentworth, Lowry was a tad more open with his views:

“I just think [LIV Golf] is bad for the game. I have always said I play for trophies, not for money. That’s why I didn’t entertain it, to be honest. The reason I have never even contemplated it is I don’t think it is good for the game.”

Whilst we can’t be sure if this had any effect on his Twitter post today, it was clear what he thinks of DeChambeau’s latest stunt:

Then JT got involved and made it clear what camp he was in…

The long-standing Dunhill Links weather is always unpredictable, but home players seem to thrive whatever the conditions.

What is definite is that Lowry will not stomach much more of the clownery on show, and probably won’t be cheering Bryson on as he reached the last 64 of the World’s Longest Drive Championship.

Just as we thought things might have been calming down…..

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Why Phil Mickelson decided to drop out of lawsuit against PGA Tour



Whatever the whys and wherefores, the disputes and disagreements, the one thing the LIV series has done is get people thinking.

Much water has crossed under the bridge and a recap could go on for many hours, but it remains that something somewhere caused the PGA Tour to look at a revised schedule.

Behind all this were a number of court cases, the first being 16 players fighting their cause against a DP World Tour ban, before 11 PGA Tour players sought temporary injunctions against the tour, seeking allowance into the FedEx Cup.

Since then,  Abraham Ancer, Jason Kokrak, Carlos Ortiz and Pat Perez have dropped out of the suit, the trial scheduled to commence in 2024, and now four more have fallen by the wayside.

Those four are Ian Poulter, Talor Gooch, Hudson Swafford, and more vitally, Phil Mickelson.

The idea of a series challenging the golf status quo was always in the mind of Greg Norman and his backers, and Lefty was certainly the one player that launched the idea into orbit, after a revealing interview with golf writer Alan Shipnuck.

That now leaves just three of the original 11 – Bryson DeChambeau, Matt Jones and Peter Uihlein – who are still being backed by LIV Golf.

The organization released a recent statement, commenting:

“Nothing has changed,’” confirmed LIV. “The merits of the lawsuit—the PGA Tour’s anti-competitive conduct—still stand and will be fully tested in court, and we look forward to it.”

The statement confirmed the reasons why they believe they have a strong case.

“We stand by the players who the PGA Tour has treated so poorly, but we also recognize to be successful we no longer need a wide variety of players to be on the suit. We have our players’ backs and will press our case in court against the PGA’s anti-competitive behavior.”

Losing the bigger names might be a blow to the plaintiff’s case, and Mickelson’s comments were always going to be of interest.

Lefty explained the reasons for his withdrawal to Sports Illustrated:

“I am focused on moving forward and extremely happy being a part of LIV, while also grateful for my time on the (PGA) Tour. I am pleased that the players on Tour are finally being heard, respected and valued and are benefitting from the changes recently implemented.”

He summed up:

“With LIV’s involvement in these issues, the players’ rights will be protected and I no longer feel it is necessary for me to be part of the proceedings.”

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Patrick Reed includes three golf journalists in fresh defamation lawsuit



Last month, Patrick Reed filed a defamation lawsuit against Golf Channel’s Brandel Chamblee. The suit has since been withdrawn, but the former Masters champion isn’t done yet.

Reed has just filed a new lawsuit against golf journalists Damon Hack, Shane Bacon and Eamon Lynch. In addition to the writers, the suit includes both PGA Tour and DP World Tour and their commissioners Jay Monahan and Keith Pelley.

The suit alleges that those mentioned are guilty of “conspiracy, defamation, injurious falsehood and tortious interference”.

The lawsuit is a whopping 96-pages long and it lists 42 “causes of action.” The causes of action include “a pattern and practice of defaming Mr. Reed.”

“These malicious attacks have created hate, aided and abetted a hostile workplace environment, and have caused substantial financial and emotional damage and harm to Mr. Reed and his family,” Reed’s attorney Larry Klayman said in a statement.

The suit claims that the defendants have cost Reed opportunities at multi-million-dollar sponsorships over the course of his career.

The documents also allege that the defendants have been “intentionally and maliciously destroying” the reputation and sales of Reed and his wife’s company, grindworksUSA, which distributes golf equipment made by the Chinese company.

Reed was set to tee it up at the Alfred Dunhill Links this week, but was forced to withdraw due to back issues resulting from a soft mattress at a French hotel.

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