Tiger Woods has made it clear he’s no fan of LIV Golf and it sounds like he’s even stopped talking with at least one former PGA Tour golfer.
Bryson DeChambeau, who is playing in the LIV Golf Invitational this week at Trump National in Bedminster, New Jersey, told reporters that he hasn’t heard from Woods since he joined the Saudi-backed league.
“I disagree with it,” Woods said. “I think that what they’ve done is they’ve turned their back on what has allowed them to get to this position.
“What these players are doing for guaranteed money, what is the incentive to practice? What is the incentive to go out there and earn it in the dirt? You’re just getting paid a lot of money up front and playing a few events and playing 54 holes. They’re playing blaring music and have all these atmospheres that are different.”
“I have high regard for Tiger; look, this wouldn’t be existing if it weren’t for Tiger,” said DeChambeau. “So I have the utmost respect for what he did for the game of golf, what he did for the PGA Tour that allowed us to have this opportunity.
“I have ultimate respect for what he has to say. For me personally, to be my own human being, I’m going to work even harder to prove the fact that I’m worth the price.”
Bryson then added that while he and Woods have been close, they haven’t spoken since he joined LIV.
“We have been fairly close and unfortunately we have not spoken, one day we will again, and I am always open for a conversation with anybody,” said DeChambeau. “I have no problem with it and I hope we can come see eye to eye on it.
“It’s his legacy. I totally understand it. It’s just a little bit of muddy waters right now.”