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Bryson DeChambeau’s move to the LIV Golf Series has been officially announced | Golf News

Bryson DeChambeau plays the second event of the LIV Golf Series at Pumpkin Ridge in Portland from June 30th to July 2nd; Greg Norman, CEO of LIV Golf: “He’s not afraid to think outside the box and supports our mission to do things differently to grow our game.”

Last updated: 06.10.22 17:02

Bryson DeChambeau has officially joined the Saudi Arabia-backed LIV Golf Invitational Series and will play the second event in Portland, which begins later this month

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Bryson DeChambeau has officially joined the Saudi Arabia-backed LIV Golf Invitational Series and will play the second event in Portland, which begins later this month

Bryson DeChambeau has officially joined the Saudi Arabia-backed LIV Golf Invitational Series and will play the second event in Portland, which begins later this month

Former US Open champion Bryson DeChambeau has officially joined the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Invitational Series, tournament officials have announced.

DeChambeau confirmed his intention to join the Breakaway Circuit on Wednesday and will play the second event in Portland, which begins later this month.

The hard-hitting 28-year-old will join the likes of Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson, Sergio Garcia and Ian Poulter playing in the opening event at the Centurion Club in St Albans this week.

Minutes after the first shots rang out on Thursday, the PGA Tour suspended all 17 participating players in the field despite being turned down for required releases, saying “the same fate applies to players” attending the future LIV Golf events, according to DeChambeau, an eight-time PGA Tour winner, including the 2020 US Open, are now also being suspended.

DeChambeau announced Wednesday that he will play the second event of the LIV Golf Series in Portland later this month, although he indicated last week that he would not be participating in the breakaway series

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DeChambeau announced Wednesday that he will play the second event of the LIV Golf Series in Portland later this month, although he indicated last week that he would not be participating in the breakaway series

DeChambeau announced Wednesday that he will play the second event of the LIV Golf Series in Portland later this month, although he indicated last week that he would not be participating in the breakaway series

Back in February, DeChambeau denied he had been offered £100m to take part in the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Series, writing on his official Twitter account: “Although there has been much speculation surrounding my backing another tour , I want to make it clear: as long as the best players in the world play on the PGA Tour, I will do it too.”

“He’s not afraid to think outside the box and supports our mission to do things differently to grow our game. The power and energy he brings to the pitch will provide additional energy to our competition in Portland and beyond.”

Greg Norman on Bryson DeChambeau

The world No. 28, who has been struggling with a hand injury in recent months, only distanced himself from the Tour last Thursday, claiming he would not ‘dare’ join at this stage in his career.

DeChambeau announced Wednesday that he will play the second event of the LIV Golf Series in Portland later this month, although he indicated last week that he would not be participating in the breakaway series

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DeChambeau announced Wednesday that he will play the second event of the LIV Golf Series in Portland later this month, although he indicated last week that he would not be participating in the breakaway series

DeChambeau announced Wednesday that he will play the second event of the LIV Golf Series in Portland later this month, although he indicated last week that he would not be participating in the breakaway series

However, he has now experienced a change of heart with his agent Brett Falkoff, who said earlier in the week: “Bryson has always been an innovator. Having the opportunity to board something unique on the ground floor has always fascinated him. Pro golf as we know it is changing and happening fast.”

The second tournament of the series will be held at Pumpkin Ridge in Portland from June 30th to July 2nd.

Sky Sports reporter Jamie Weir has more details as the PGA Tour has suspended all current and future players who have chosen to compete in the LIV Golf Invitational Series

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Sky Sports reporter Jamie Weir has more details as the PGA Tour has suspended all current and future players who have chosen to compete in the LIV Golf Invitational Series

Sky Sports reporter Jamie Weir has more details as the PGA Tour has suspended all current and future players who have chosen to compete in the LIV Golf Invitational Series

LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman, who is expected to sign additional players ahead of the second event including Patrick Reed and Rickie Fowler, said: “Bryson DeChambeau is an exciting addition to LIV Golf’s supercharged style of play.

“He is passionate about the sport, innovative in his approach and dedicated to pushing the boundaries in the pursuit of excellence.

“He’s not afraid to think outside the box and supports our mission to do things differently to grow our game.

LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman poses with Phil Mickelson before the opening event

LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman poses with Phil Mickelson before the opening event

“The power and energy he brings to the course will provide additional energy to our competition in Portland and beyond.”

While many top players have avoided LIV Golf’s massive cash offering, the series now boasts eight big winners in its ranks.

The London event, played over 54 holes, excluding cuts and shotgun starts, is golf’s richest tournament ever, with $4 million going to the individual winner and $5 million split between the top three teams .

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