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Bryson DeChambeau will get actual on golf followers “dropping curiosity” amid PGA Tour cut up with LIV

The sport of professional golf has been fractured for two years since the inception of LIV Golf. The Saudi-backed tour has peeled off a number of stars from the PGA Tour, including reigning Masters champion Jon Rahm. A number of golfers on the rival circuit have expressed disinterest in ever returning. But Bryson DeChambeau has

Bryson DeChambeau will get actual on golf followers “dropping curiosity” amid PGA Tour cut up with LIV

The game {of professional} golf has been fractured for 2 years because the inception of LIV Golf. The Saudi-backed tour has peeled off plenty of stars from the PGA Tour, together with reigning Masters champion Jon Rahm.

Plenty of golfers on the rival circuit have expressed disinterest in ever returning. However Bryson DeChambeau has a really completely different take.

The previous U.S. Open winner is studying the tea leaves and feels strongly that unification is a must. He went into nice element forward of LIV Golf’s occasion at Trump Nationwide Doral in Miami.

⛳️ #DEAL OR NO DEAL? — Bryson DeChambeau says individuals are ‘dropping curiosity’ in golf and a deal ‘must occur quick’ for the great of the game: “Effectively there’s a number of methods that you could remedy this downside. I believe that from a participant’s perspective, it wants to come back again… pic.twitter.com/QWbFymXYni

— NUCLR GOLF (@NUCLRGOLF) April 3, 2024

“…From a participant’s perspective, it wants to come back again collectively for the followers, No. 1. The followers are what drive this sport. If we don’t have followers, we don’t have golf… There’s bought to be a option to come collectively. How that comes collectively, that’s above all of us out right here.”

Not solely did he specific the need and necessity for change, however burdened the immediacy.

“It’s as much as the blokes up high to determine it out and determine it out shortly as a result of we will’t hold going this path. It’s not sustainable,” DeChambeau stated.

“It’s nice to have the majors the place we come collectively, however we wish to be competing, not less than I wish to be competing each week, with all the finest gamers on the earth for certain… And it must occur quick. It’s not a two-year factor. Prefer it must occur faster moderately than later only for the great of the game. Too many individuals are dropping curiosity.”

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Certainly, tv scores for many of this 12 months’s PGA Tour tournaments are down, some significantly. It hasn’t helped that this has been the season of first-time winners on Tour.

LIV Golf, after all, has by no means gained any traction on that entrance both.

Golf followers are merely bored with listening to all concerning the cash gamers are making. They’re bored with questioning if the LIV Golf merger with the PGA Tour will ever occur.

However, talks between the 2 sides appeared to have stalled. That’s till Tiger Woods finally met with Yasir Al-Rummayan, the Saudi Public Funding Fund’s governor.

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One can solely hope that DeChambeau is appropriate and one thing is completed and completed quickly. Or skilled golf may get up and discover itself trying eerily much like tennis, the place solely 4 weeks a 12 months actually matter.

Kendall Capps is the Senior Editor of SB Nation’s Enjoying By means of. For extra golf protection, observe us @_PlayingThrough on all main social media platforms.

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