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ESPN.com: DeChambeau joining LIV Golf Invitational Series

Postby PonyPride » Wed Jun 08, 2022 11:17 am

From ESPN.com:

Source: Bryson DeChambeau joining LIV Golf Invitational Series play

Mark Schlabach
ESPN Senior Writer

Bryson DeChambeau, the 2020 U.S. Open Champion, is joining the LIV Golf Invitational Series, a source confirmed to ESPN on Wednesday.

Patrick Reed, the 2018 Masters champion, is also joining the LIV series, according to multiple reports.

DeChambeau and Reed are expected to compete in LIV Golf's first United States-based event, scheduled at Pumpkin Ridge in Portland, Oregon, from June 30-July 2.

A LIV Golf spokesperson declined comment.

"Bryson has always been an innovator," DeChambeau's agent, Brett Falkoff of GSE Worldwide, told ESPN on Wednesday. "Having the opportunity to get in on the ground floor of something unique has always been intriguing to him. Professional golf as we know it is changing, and it's happening quickly."

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Re: ESPN.com: DeChambeau joining LIV Golf Invitational Serie

Postby Terry Webster » Thu Jun 09, 2022 6:26 pm

And just got kicked out of the pga tour along with several other golfers.
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Re: ESPN.com: DeChambeau joining LIV Golf Invitational Serie

Postby Charleston Pony » Thu Jun 09, 2022 7:20 pm

And all of those guys who have been suspended are crying all the way to the bank. When all is said and done, America is a capitalist society but the PGA doesn't really want to compete when they can't win. It's hard to blame guys for taking the money. It's what America is all about, right? I feel the same way about this issue as I have flet about posts attacking college athletes for leaving school before their eligibility is exhausted (Shake Milton comes to mind). I always thought going to college was to help position kids to come out with better jobs and earning potential but so many adopted a double standard when it came to athletes who bailed out to pursue professional contracts. This is ultimately going to water down the fields for so many "non major" tournaments that I hate to see the PGA take this position.

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Re: ESPN.com: DeChambeau joining LIV Golf Invitational Serie

Postby EastStang » Fri Jun 10, 2022 11:02 am

If as has been rumored, Bryson got $200 Million. There is no fault to it. That's life changing money. Add in $4 Million purses and $250,000 appearance fees and only 54 holes per tourney. It adds up. They'll lose some sponsors, but what they pay is peanuts compared to this. And if Masters, US Open and The Open allow them to play, that's sugar on top.
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Re: ESPN.com: DeChambeau joining LIV Golf Invitational Serie

Postby Charleston Pony » Fri Jun 10, 2022 11:31 am

EastStang wrote:If as has been rumored, Bryson got $200 Million. There is no fault to it. That's life changing money. Add in $4 Million purses and $250,000 appearance fees and only 54 holes per tourney. It adds up. They'll lose some sponsors, but what they pay is peanuts compared to this. And if Masters, US Open and The Open allow them to play, that's sugar on top.


And the purses for many PGA events are going to shrink and that's going to put pressure on even more guys to bail out
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Re: ESPN.com: DeChambeau joining LIV Golf Invitational Serie

Postby Charleston Pony » Fri Jun 10, 2022 12:15 pm

If Bryson is in fact going to earn $200 million over who knows what time frame, this isn't exactly going to break his heart and if he never plays in Detroit again, I expect he will survive

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Re: ESPN.com: DeChambeau joining LIV Golf Invitational Serie

Postby redpony » Fri Jun 10, 2022 3:01 pm

sad, the PGA just can't stand competition.
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