Bryson DeChambeau offers bold solution to one of LIV Golf's biggest problems

Bryson DeChambeau has offered his solution to one of LIV Golf's biggest problems.

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Fri, 26 May 2023
Bryson DeChambeau offers bold solution to one of LIV Golf's biggest problems

LIV Golf's Bryson DeChambeau appears to have a solution. 

That's hardly a surprising statement to make, given that his famously analytical approach to the game led to the nickname: The Scientist. 

What is his latest bright idea? DeChambeau reckons he's cracked the code to sorting out the Official World Golf Ranking/LIV conundrum.  

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DeChambeau, who posted an impressive top-5 finish at the PGA Championship, is back in action with the breakaway tour this week. 

Speaking before teeing it up at Trump National Washington, DeChambeau reckons the only sensible solution is to create an 'exemption category' for LIV players. 

As far as the 29-year-old is concerned, that is the 'fairest and most opportune' thing for most LIV golfers. 

"I think one [idea] that we are all looking at right now, at least from my perspective and what I have heard so far, is creating an exemption category for LIV players based on how they play during the course of the year. I think that would be the fairest and most opportune thing for most LIV golfers considering the fields we have, the major champions we have, and the elite-level play we have each and every week.
"If they are able to do that, I think everything is good. The OWGR points—we have gone so far down the list now that it is really difficult to make us even relevant. I think that was a part of their play, which is fine. It is what it is, but I think there is another route to the majors." - Bryson DeChambeau

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It wasn't too long ago that DeChambeau tore into the OWGR, telling Golfweek that the system was 'not accurate'. 

"You should realize that the OWGR is not accurate," DeChambeau told the media before of the LIV Golf Singapore. "I think that they need to come to a resolution, or it will become obsolete.

"It's pretty much almost obsolete as of right now. But again, if the majors and everything continue to have that as their ranking system, then they are biting it quite heavily." 

DeChambeau was previously ranked as high as the fourth best player in the world following his stunning U.S. Open victory at Winged Foot but has since tumbled down to his current ranking of 90th after injury paired with his decision to join LIV. 

The status of LIV Golf's application for world ranking accreditation is still uncertain. PGA of America CEO Seth Waugh had a lot to say about this before play got underway at the second major of the year

LIV have tried a few options to get points, including a 'strategic alliance' with the MENA Tour

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