Bryson DeChambeau is known for his power-hitting and experiments with himself and his techniques to improve golf. Although he has faced many controversies and criticisms throughout his career, the 15-time major champion, Tiger Woods, has always supported him and considered him one of his best friends. However, the golf legend has cut ties with the 1-time major winner after he allied with LIV Golf!
LIV Golf Invitational Series is a Saudi-backed golf league that the PGA Tour and the DP World Tour consider their rival. As one of the players who have pledged allegiance to Tour and its legacies, Woods doesn’t support the new league. And according to reports, he hasn’t spoken with the Mad Scientist of golf since he signed with them.
TWLEGION, Woods’ fan community page, revealed the news on its Twitter page:
🚨#NEW: Bryson DeChambeau says he has not spoken to TW since his move to LIV: “We have been fairly close and unfortunately we have not spoken, one day we will again, and I am always open for a conversation with anybody. I have no problem with it and I hope we can see eye to eye.”
— TWLEGION (@TWlegion) July 28, 2022
Although Woods has cut ties with DeChambeau, the young golfer still has respect for his idol. “I have high regard for Tiger,” he said after the Pro-Am at Bedminster, before the third event of the league. “I have the utmost respect for what he did for the game of golf,” The Mad Scientist added. “What he did for the PGA Tour that allowed us to have this opportunity.”
What are Tiger Woods’ thoughts about the new league and players joining the organization?
“I don’t understand it,” Woods said about Greg Norman’s new Saudi-backed league. “I still don’t see how that’s in the best interests of the game,” he revealed before teeing up at the 150th Open Championship.
Notably, many Tour players, including DeChambeau and Dustin Johnson, joined the Saudi league. And Woods revealed his displeasure with their decisions. He explained that the Tour players turned their back on the PGA Tour that helped them make their careers by joining the Series.
The major drawback of the LIV Golf Woods doesn’t like
LIV Golf offers its players the biggest purse in the history of golf. It also provides extra money for the golfers as an appearance fee while signing a contract.
However, they do not provide the OWGR points. And unless a player is a former major champion, the points are a must for the players to get a chance to play in a major tournament. Notably, Greg Norman has applied to get the OWGR accreditation for his Invitational Series.
Tiger Woods had also addressed this problem, as he feared this would lead the young players to lose their chance to play in majors. Do you think LIV Golf will get its accreditation from the OWGR? And Woods will talk to DeChambeau ever again like the young golfer expects?