Bryson DeChambeau's LIV Golf form 'sad' says one tour pro! Another: "Is it?!"

The rapid decline of LIV Golf player Bryson DeChambeau is 'sad' according to one tour pro. Another had zero sympathy for the major champ.

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Tue, 21 Mar 2023
Bryson DeChambeau's LIV Golf form 'sad' says one tour pro! Another: "Is it?!"

Would it be reasonable to suggest since joining LIV Golf, life on the golf course has been somewhat tough for Bryson DeChambeau?

The former U.S. Open champion has now played in 10 events since bolting from the PGA Tour

On paper, his results don't make for great reading. At least, that is if you're a nine-time PGA Tour winner and a major champion. 

DeChambeau's best finish in a LIV event in 2022 came in Chicago, where he finished T-8. You might recall this was where he couldn't work out the intricacies of a gallery rope

In 2023, he has made three starts. He missed the cut at the Saudi International on the Asian Tour, posted a T-24 at LIV Golf Mayakoba and last week was T-44 in a 48-man field in Tucson

His world ranking has continued to tumble. As of the time of writing, DeChambeau is World No. 143. 

Of course, this is skewed because LIV players aren't getting world ranking points. But still. 

Naturally, when you reportedly sign a contract worth $125m and are guaranteed to earn $120,000 in every LIV Golf event regardless of your score, there won't be a huge amount of sympathy. 

One pro, however, has leapt to DeChambeau's defence. Sort of. 

English pro Eddie Pepperell wrote 'it's sad' in response to a Tweet from @acaseofthegolf outlining how it was 'wild' what has happened to DeChambeau. 

Wrote @acaseofthegolf

"It wasn't long ago he was the most talked about player in golf and winning. Now basically a side note and lost."

DP World Tour pro Mike Lorenzo-Vera questioned whether it was actually sad. 

Lorenzo-Vera has a history of taking no prisoners with his strong opinions

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It should be noted that DeChambeau's form has been impacted by multiple injuries. He's had issues with his hip and wrist, even undergoing surgery to repair the damage. 

Also, very sadly, DeChambeau's father passed away last November

DeChambeau and his Crushers will head to Orange County National for the third LIV Golf League event in 2023 next week. 

Then he'll turn his attentions to the 2023 Masters

What do you think? Will DeChambeau return to the form he is so clearly capable of? Tweet us your thoughts. 

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