As reported earlier by Golfweek, Bryson DeChambeau has joined LIV Golf, a move that was made official on Friday when the organization sent out a release.
“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 committed to pushing the boundaries in pursuit of excellence,” said Greg Norman, LIV Golf CEO and Commissioner. “He’s not afraid to think outside the box and supports our mission of doing things differently to grow our game. The power and energy he brings to the course will deliver added electricity to our competition in Portland and beyond.”
On Wednesday, Golfweek reported that DeChambeau, the 2020 U.S. Open champion, agreed to play in the next LIV Golf Series event in North Plains, Oregon, at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club scheduled for July 1-3. The first of eight events began Thursday at the Centurion Club outside of London.
“Bryson has always been an innovator,” agent Brett Falkoff wrote in a text to Golfweek. “Having the opportunity to get in on the ground floor of something unique has always been intriguing to him. Professional golf as we know it is changing and it’s happening quickly.”
DeChambeau, No. 28 in the world, made his return to the Tour at The Memorial Tournament, but missed the cut, shooting 9 over through the first two rounds. He’s been dealing with multiple injuries, but wrist surgery had kept him sidelined since the Masters (where he also missed the cut).
On Thursday it was announced that Rocket Mortgage, headquartered in Detroit and the title sponsor of the PGA Tour event at the Detroit Golf Club, has ended its relationship with DeChambeau.
The fourth annual Rocket Mortgage Classic, which DeChambeau won in 2020 and became a pitchman for the company soon after, is scheduled for the final weekend in July.