Bryson DeChambeau calls for Top 12 LIV Golfers to qualify for all of the majors

Bryson DeChambeau hits back at OWGR after latest LIV Golf snub. 

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Thu, 12 Oct 2023
Bryson DeChambeau calls for Top 12 LIV Golfers to qualify for all of the majors

Bryson DeChambeau is adamant the Top 12 players on the LIV Golf points list this season should automatically qualify for all four major championships in 2024.

DeChambeau made his feelings be known to popular social media account Flushing It after LIV Golf was officially rejected receiving any world golf ranking points in future tournaments. 

That decision was revealed by OWGR chairman Peter Dawson earlier this week, who said in a letter penned to LIV Golf: 

"The Board Committee met recently to again review your OWGR submission in light of your latest responses to the Committee’s questions and concerns. At the meeting, the Board Committee unanimously determined that at this time the LIV Tour will not be recognised as an Eligible Golf Tour in the OWGR system."



The OWGR's decision will effectively mean the majority of players on LIV Golf, with the exception of those that have recently won major championships such as DeChambeau, Brooks Koepka, Cameron Smith and Dustin Johnson, will all miss out on future major tournaments.

LIV Golf players will only be able to earn OWGR points via the majors as well as in Asian Tour and PGA of Australia events. 

All LIV Golf players remain suspended by the PGA Tour, and it remains to be seen whether those players who tore up their DP World Tour cards this season will be allowed back on the former European Tour circuit. 

Speaking to Flushing It after learning LIV Golf's OWGR snub, DeChambeau said:

"It's unfortunate but on par with how things have gone the past few years. To be frank, giving us spots based on how we finish during the season should be the answer. Top 12 would be a perfect way to restore was once was."

The former US Open champion then explained ahead of this week's LIV Golf Jeddah how he and his peers intend to continue to "grow the game in places like Saudi Arabia, Singapore and Australia."

DeChambeau said: 

"It's honestly sad they [OWGR] have done that, and people are going to say it's sad that we came over here, but it's like, look, this is an amazing opportunity for every one of us. I think we've told that narrative quite a bit, and we want to continue to change and grow the game in places like Saudi Arabia, like Singapore, like Australia, numerous places we've all been throughout this year, and we're going to continue to do so over the course of time."

Six-time PGA Tour winner Hunter Mahan responded with an "oh sure, sure" meme. 

Mahan also hit back at DeChambeau's Top 12 LIV Golf claim for major eligibility:

"They all knew the risk going to LIV. Can't complain now."

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