These players received a memo from PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan on Thursday stating that all current and future LIV Golf players will be suspended from the PGA Tour.
It seems like that hasn’t stopped yet another notable golfer to jump ship and officially sign with LIV Golf.
— LIV Golf (@LIVGolfInv) June 10, 2022
This is not a shocking development considering it was reported by James Corrigan of The Telegraph on Wednesday that this would be the case, but it is now official.
Many around the golf world found it a bit comical that the PGA Tour’s statement that was supposed to scare potential departures to LIV Golf has seemingly not worked to this point.
PGA TOUR: "Anyone who tees it up in any future LIV events will be banned and –"
Bryson DeChambeau: "Say less" pic.twitter.com/l8vfoLWrMi
— Amanda Rose (@AmandaGolf59) June 10, 2022
— rupert bell (@Rupertbell) June 10, 2022
LIV Golf released a statement regarding the new signing and appears to be very excited about taking yet another big-name golfer from the PGA Tour.
“Bryson DeChambeau is an exciting addition to LIV Golf’s supercharged style of play. He is passionate about the sport, innovative in his approach and committed to pushing the boundaries in pursuit of excellence,” said LIV Golf commissioner and CEO Greg Norman. “He’s not afraid to think outside the box and supports our mission of doing things differently to grow our game. The power and energy he brings to the course will deliver added electricity to our competition in Portland [Oregon, site of the series’ first U.S. event] and beyond.”
While this move was likely made as a better financial opportunity by DeChambeau, there were some repercussions served to him for his decision.
Rocket Mortgage, a sponsor of DeChambeau and a longtime supporter of the PGA Tour decided to end their sponsorship deal with the 28-year-old golfer.
With this big signing, it is likely that others may be on the horizon of following DeChambeau in leaving the PGA Tour in the coming weeks ahead of LIV’s first U.S. competition later this month.