Northern Plains, Oregon – Bryson DeChambeau has heard and witnessed the criticism he and fellow competitors have faced for joining the controversial LIV Golf Invitational Series backed by the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia. He even said he respects those comments.
But after his press conference on the Tuesday before the LIV Golf Portland event at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club, the talk is over.
“I understand people’s decisions about their comments etc. But as far as I am concerned, I’ve taken it personally – as my own, and I won’t talk about it anymore. There is no need. We are golfers at the end of the day, and I think I respect the opinion of Everyone.” “This is the most important thing that people can understand from me is that I respect it, but golf is a force for good, and I think that over time, I hope people see the good they do and what they are trying to achieve instead of looking at the bad things they do.” have occurred before.
“I think moving from that is important, moving forward and continuing to move forward in a positive light is something that can be a force for good for the future of the game.”
DeChambeau ended the press conference alongside fellow LIV Golf rookies Matthew Wolff and Abraham Anser by saying, “Looking forward is the most important thing we can do with regards to this game of golf.”
In other words, DeChambeau wants to get back into the sport and get rid of the negativity surrounding the junior circuit led by Greg Norman. However, when asked about their motivations for joining LIV Golf, the sport itself was rarely mentioned. More opportunities outside of golf, whether it’s for work or family, were talking points.
“One of the things for me was a personal business decision. For me, I run and run my own golf as a business and also want to be one of the best players in the world,” Dechambeau explained. “Second, it would have given me more resources and opportunities to reinvest. In my local community, in Dallas, back to my original home in California where I can do things for junior golf rounds, improve my foundation, build a multi-sport complex that I will build here soon in Dallas, and will also give me more time to rest, be able to have weeks off and restore my body the way Which I want so that I am ready to give it all when the time is right, not depleted every week and keep depleting over time.
“Then the last part is I saw that first event in London and how much fun everyone had. It was exciting for me. And I wanted to be a part of something like that.”