Bryson DeChambeau Sep 2, 2022; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Bryson DeChambeau reacts after a bad putt on the 14th during the first round of the LIV Golf tournament at The International. Mandatory Credit: Richard Cashin-USA TODAY Sportse

The relationship between LIV Golf and Saudi Arabia was already controversial given the nation’s ties to terrorism, the murder of a Washington Post journalist, and human rights violations. Now that controversy extends to all professional golf after a merger between the PGA Tour and LIV Golf, leaving golf star Bryson DeChambeau to address it during a recent interview.

On Tuesday night, Bryson DeChambeau appeared on CNN to discuss the merger between the two golf leagues. During the interview, the golf star was asked about his thoughts on the human rights violations committed by the country, as well as the nation’s involvement in the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. His response was not great.

“I mean, look. It’s unfortunate what has happened and that’s something I cannot necessarily speak on – I’m a golfer,” DeChambeau said with a laugh. “But what I can say is that what they’re trying to do, what they’re trying to work on, is to be better allies. Because we are allies with them.”

“Look, I’m not going to get into the politics of it – I’m not specialized in that,” DeChambeau continued. “But what I can say is they’re trying to do good for the world and showcase themselves in a light that hasn’t been seen in a while. Nobody’s perfect but we’re all trying to improve in life.”

Earlier in the interview, DeChambeau also suggested it was time for Americans to “move forward” toward “peace and forgiveness” after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

It was quite a wild response to a question about allegations of state-sanctioned murder and terrorism, and DeChambeau was absolutely blasted for it on social media.

It’s safe to say that interview didn’t go well for DeChambeau.

[Kaitlan Collins]