Jul 2, 2022; Portland, Oregon, USA; Bryson DeChambeau walks up the fairway on the seventh hole during the final round of the LIV Golf tournament at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

LIV Golf has been the talk of the golf world as of late, with many prominent PGA Tour players defecting to the Saudi-backed series as time goes on.

Bryson DeChambeau arguably sparked the initial move, with other golfers following in his footsteps to join LIV. He also decided to join the new tour despite previously announcing his allegiance to the PGA Tour.

Once it was announced that he was joining, it was assumed the LIV gave him a ton of money. Turns out, it may be even more than people thought.

DeChambeau discussed his departure last week during an appearance on the Country Club Adjacent podcast, where he was asked about his contract with LIV.

“I’m not gonna say the details, I mean for what’s reported it’s somewhat close,” said DeChambeau. “It’s a four-and-a-half-year deal, I can definitely tell you that and a lot of it was upfront, which is great.”

It was then suggested on the podcast that DeChambeau had a “$125 million smile,” referring to his presumed contract amount, to which Bryson said, “that’s a little low.”

This hint likely means that he is receiving north of $125 million to join the new golf series, adding that he received the majority of that money right away.

DeChambeau also discussed the PGA Tour’s ban on LIV golfers. He said that he has no plans to relinquish his PGA Tour membership and that he “hopes that something will change” regarding the relationship between the two tours.

DeChambeau’s contract is the type of life-changing money that has been drawing golfers to LIV and helping them forget about the controversy surrounding the tour.

His payday certainly sounds great, but he will likely be waiting a long time before the PGA Tour allows LIV golfers to compete in their events.

[Fox News, Country Club Adjacent]

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