Chamblee, a one-time PGA Tour winner and now outspoken analyst and LIV Golf critic, gave his verdict to the shock merger with PIF just moments after five-time major champion Brooks Koepka hit out at him.
"Welfare Check on Chamblee," tweeted Koepka, who just won his third US PGA.
Welfare Check on Chamblee— Brooks Koepka (@BKoepka) June 6, 2023
Chamblee in the past has called for Phil Mickelson to be removed from the Hall of Fame following his decision to join LIV, accusing those who signed with the breakaway tour as sportswashing.
Mickelson and Chamblee have since traded blows on social media in recent weeks
WATCH CHAMBLEE'S RANT HERE:
“One of the saddest days in the HISTORY of professional golf” - Brandel Chamblee pic.twitter.com/XNMkZ46eSX— BeatinTheBookie.com®️ (@BeatinTheBookie) June 6, 2023
"When I first heard about it I was completely shocked," said Chamblee.
"I can't imagine too many people outside of the two, three, four or five people who were in the room that brought this merger to fruition would have known anything about it. After the shock sort of ebbed away, I was hugely disappointed. I think this is one of the saddest days in the history of professional golf."
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“I always felt like it was the athletes themselves who had the power to say ‘No’ to Saudi Arabia.”— Andrew Jerell Jones, Luke 1:37 (IG:twdbk3) (@sluggahjells) June 6, 2023
Brandel Chamblee is going to remain very critical and vocal about the PGA Tour and LIV Golf. @chambleebrandel pic.twitter.com/Mm6Tk83k23
Golf Channel's Todd Lewis tweeted this evening he has since spoken to a number of PGA Tour players who were part of last year's player meeting in Delaware, and many of them are said to have felt "betrayed and manipulated" having been offered large sums of money to join LIV Golf.
Spoke with several @PGATOUR players who were a part of a meeting in Delaware that ultimately reshaped the Tour schedule. Most of those players were offered @livgolf_league money but turned it down to be loyal to the Tour. Those players told me they feel betrayed and manipulated.— Todd Lewis (@ToddLewisGC) June 6, 2023
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