Bryson DeChambeau

For months, the relationship between LIV Golf and Saudi Arabia has been heavily scrutinized due to the nation’s ties to terrorism, allegations of state-sanctioned murder, and various human rights violations. And now that scrutiny applies to professional golf as a whole with LIV Golf and the PGA Tour merging. As a result of the merger, golf superstar Bryson DeChambeau fielded some questions on the controversy, and it didn’t exactly go well for him.

During an appearance on CNN on Tuesday night, Bryson DeChambeau was asked his thoughts on the controversial relationship, especially considering the Saudi government’s role in the assassination of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

DeChambeau did not have too much to say on the matter, only declaring that the Saudis are “trying to do good for the world” and that “nobody’s perfect.”

“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. 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.”

It was quite a response to a question about allegations of a state-sanctioned political assassination.

[Kaitlan Collins]