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Golf: Bryson DeChambeau explains why he joined the LIV Golf Insurgent Tour

Former US Open champion Bryson DeChambeau admits he got here to LIV Golf for monetary causes (Picture: Getty)

Bryson DeChambeau says coming into the Saudi Arabia-funded LIV Golf Invitational Collection was a “enterprise resolution.”

The 28-year-old not too long ago turned some of the high-profile signings of the Insurgent Tour after the likes of Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson and Lee Westwood swore allegiance.

The primary occasion of LIV Golf was held on the Centurion Membership in St Albans final week, the place South African Charl Schwarzel emerged victorious.

The subsequent event on the fledgling circuit is later this month in Portland, Oregon, the place the 2020 US Open champion DeChambeau plans to hitch the sphere alongside former Masters winner Patrick Reed.

Forward of the US Open, DeChambeau mentioned: “It was primarily a enterprise resolution and that was all.

“It has given me much more alternatives exterior of golf and has given me extra time with my household and my future household. So for me that was the choice.

Patrick Reed

Former Masters champion Patrick Reed has additionally joined the Saudi-backed Insurgent sequence (Image: Getty)

“There was a variety of finance and a variety of time, I can have a life exterior of golf too.”

Final week, 2011 Masters champion Schwartzel acquired an enormous verify value over £3million for his win in Hertfordshire.

In the meantime, an identical prize can be supplied at Pumpkin Ridge on June 30 when DeChambeau makes his LIV golf debut.

Funded by the state’s Public Funding Fund, the eight occasions of the Saudi tour boast prize cash value over £200m.

Final week, the PGA Tour suspended 17 of its members for competing within the Insurgent Collection and says future entrants will face the identical punishment.

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DeChambeau – who remains to be very all for enjoying on the PGA Tour – added: “I’d like to do it, it will be an honor (to play on the PGA Tour). But it surely’s not my resolution. That’s another person’s resolution making that for me.

“I wish to play on the Memorial. I wish to play Arnold Palmer (Invitational).’

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