Bryson DeChambeau has revealed the last person he thinks you want to mess with in professional golf.
And it’s not a name that you would expect. Or maybe it is, if you know him.
It’s South African Shaun Norris, the 40-year-old journeyman who is constantly seen puffing away on cigarettes when he is playing golf.
DeChambeau was speaking to the Country Club Adjacent podcast in a light-hearted segment and he was asked who he “wouldn’t want to mess with”.
LIV Golf player DeChambeau confirmed it was Norris, adding: “You don’t want to mess with that guy. He smokes, like, 34 cigarettes a day.”
The host responded by saying: “You need an enforcer on the golf team, dude!”.
The American added: "No, he’ll look at you and kill you. Just by his looks. He’s crazy.”
He has confirmed that his deal with the controversial Saudi-backed league is four-and-a-half years long and that reports that it is worth $125m are “somewhat close”.
DeChambeau joked that almost all of it is already gone after he has invested in real estate and is planning on building a multi-sport complex in Dallas, Texas.
He has consistently fought off on the political nature of the LIV Golf league, insisting that he is not a politician.
When pressed on the source of the money, DeChambeau claimed he was going to be giving away a vast amount to charity and his foundation.
DeChambeau made his debut in LIV Golf in Portland last week at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club in Portland where he finished 10th, earning $560,000.
He is the team captain of “Crushers GC” and welcomed new signee, England’s Paul Casey, to LIV Golf. Casey is a former UNICEF ambassador and faced criticism for his decision.
Still, if Casey et al have any trouble, then perhaps they can give Norris a call.
You don’t wanna mess with that guy.