Report: Bryson DeChambeau's agent makes statement ahead of API

Bryson DeChambeau's agent has made a statement on behalf of the 28-year-old player ahead of the Arnold Palmer Invitational. 

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Fri, 25 Feb 2022
Report: Bryson DeChambeau's agent makes statement ahead of API

Bryson DeChambeau is planning to make his PGA Tour return next week to defend the Arnold Palmer Invitational, his agent has said.

DeChambeau, 28, memorably won at Bay Hill last year after entertaining the crowds with wildly monstrous drives over water. 

Seeing that image again was thrown into doubt in recent weeks because of DeChambeau's alleged involvement with the SGL. 

He was one of a number of players who were rumoured to be entertaining the idea of parting ways with the PGA Tour. 

DeChambeau denied this was so but still released a statement declaring his allegiance to the PGA Tour "as of now". 

"I want to make it clear that so long as the best players in the world are competing on the PGA Tour so will I," he said. 

More: How Bryson DeChambeau won at Bay Hill 

The SGL was dealt a hammer blow in the wake of Phil Mickelson's comments which led to an apology and a departure from the game. 

Greg Norman, CEO of LIV Golf Investments, sent PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan an explosive email. 

In that email he ominously declared that, "this is just the beginning", as he accused Monahan of bullying PGA Tour players. 

When Mickelson returns or if he is currently suspended or quite possibly banned by the PGA Tour is not yet known. 

DeChambeau has been in rehab in recent weeks after sustaining injuries to his wrist and hip. 

It forced his withdrawal from the Sony Open. He looked in visible agony at Farmers and withdrew from the Saudi International after 18 holes. 

More: When Bryson DeChambeau returned to Bay Hill

DeChambeau's agent, Brett Falkoff, confirmed to Golf Channel: "He's doing everything he can to be there.

"As of now, his full intention is to play." DeChambeau won by a margin of one stroke over Lee Westwood last year. 

DeChambeau paid tribute to Tiger Woods after receiving a text from the cat before he began his final round. 

"My heart has been heavy with what has been happening to him," a tearful DeChambeau said, referencing Woods' car crash. 

The 2022 Arnold Palmer Invitational will take place between 3-6 March. 

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