Bryson DeChambeau blasts inaccurate LIV claims 'we kinda kicked to the curb'

LIV Golf's Bryson DeChambeau has labelled claims about the rival league as 'completely inaccurate'. 

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Thu, 20 Apr 2023
Bryson DeChambeau blasts inaccurate LIV claims 'we kinda kicked to the curb'

Bryson DeChambeau labelled accusations LIV Golf is merely an exercise in sportswashing as 'completely inaccurate'. 

The rebel series is playing their first ever event in Australia this week and DeChambeau is part of the 48-man, 12-team field looking to get a piece of the $25m prize purse. 

He will lead the Crushers in Adelaide and it will be his first professional event after he shot consecutive rounds of 74 to miss the cut at the 87th Masters.

On a personal note, DeChambeau will want to improve after what can only be described as a lacklustre display in LIV's inaugural 2022 season. 

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His best individual performance came in Portland where he finished outright 10th in the invitational. Thus far his best effort was a 16th in Orlando. 

DeChambeau's 2022 was marred by what happened off the course. He was one of the 17 players banned by PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan

That immediately prompted DeChambeau to get involved in a lawsuit. To this day, he is still involved in the antitrust litigation

DeChambeau also struggled with injuries and in February he parted ways with Cobra Puma Golf. He was blasted by a former rep for his alleged behaviour. 

"He thinks there is a magic bullet out there," the exasperated rep said. "He's looking for a unicorn."

The American, 29, also sadly had to deal with the death of his father. 

Fast-forward to 19 April 2023 and DeChambeau was smiling alongside Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka as he was asked by the media about the current landscape in men's professional golf. 

The rival league has faced plenty of accusations that Saudi Arabia are using sport to soften their image globally in a practice known as sportswashing.

DeChambeau has previously trumpeted the line that he's 'not a politician' and therefore cannot really deal with such questions. 

Though he claimed the notion is completely inaccurate. 

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DeChambeau blasted:

"Well, we talked about that last year, and we already kind of kicked that to the curb. It's something that I truthfully believe is completely inaccurate. People have their opinions and their perspectives on it, but we certainly don't feel that way. We're playing golf here."

Unsurprisingly, LIV Golf chief Greg Norman also faced the same question. 

Norman also revealed that they are strongly considering launching a women's tour

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