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

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

Former US Open champion Bryson DeChambeau has officially joined the Saudi-sponsored LIV Golf Invitational Series team, tournament officials said.

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

The successful 28-year-old will join Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson, Sergio Garcia and Ian Poulter, who are playing at the opening ceremony of the Centurion Club in St Albania this week.

A few minutes after the first shots were fired on Thursday, the PGA Tour suspended all 17 players on the field who were taking part, despite being dismissed for their requested dismissals, and said it was “the same fate” for future LIV players. Golf events will therefore be canceled for DeChambeau, the eight-time PGA Tour winner, including the 2020 US Open.

DeChambeau announced Wednesday that he would play the second round of the Portland LIV Golf Series at the end of the month, although he suggested he would not join the breakaway series last week.

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DeChambeau announced Wednesday that he would play the second round of the Portland LIV Golf Series at the end of the month, although he suggested he would not join the breakaway series last week.

DeChambeau announced Wednesday that he would play the second round of the Portland LIV Golf Series at the end of the month, although he suggested he would not join the breakaway series last week.

In February, DeChambeau denied being offered £ 100 million to join the Saudi-sponsored LIV Golf Series, and wrote on his official Twitter account: “Although there has been a lot of speculation about my support for another tour, I want to do it. while the best players in the world are playing in the PGA Tour, I would do the same. ”

“He’s not afraid to think and support the role of doing things in a different way to grow our game. The strength and energy he brings to the course will add extra electricity to our competition in Portland and beyond.”

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The 28th in the world, who has struggled with a hand injury in recent months, also left the tour last Thursday, saying he did not “risk” getting into this phase of his career.

However, he has now changed his mind, saying his agent Brett Falkoff earlier this week: “Bryson has always been innovative. Being able to get something special on the ground floor has always been intriguing. We know Pro golf is changing and it’s happening fast.”

The second tournament in the series is in Portland’s Pumpkin Ridge from June 30 to July 2.

Sky Sports journalist Jamie Weir has further details as the PGA Tour has canceled all current and future players who have decided to join the LIV Golf Invitational Series.

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Sky Sports journalist Jamie Weir has further details as the PGA Tour has canceled all current and future players who have decided to join the LIV Golf Invitational Series.

Sky Sports journalist Jamie Weir has further details as the PGA Tour has canceled all current and future players who have decided to join the LIV Golf Invitational Series.

Greg Norman LIV Golf CEO Patrick Reed, Rickie Fowler and Bubba Watson, who are expected to sign more players before the second round, said: “Bryson DeChambeau is exciting in addition to the loaded LIV Golf style of play.

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

“He is not afraid to think outside the box and supports the mission of doing things differently to grow our game.

Greg Norman LIV, Director General of Golf, posed with Phil Mickelson before the opening ceremony

Greg Norman LIV, Director General of Golf, posed with Phil Mickelson before the opening ceremony

“The power and energy it brings to the course will add extra electricity to our competition in Portland and beyond.”

While many top players have so far ruled out the sheer amount of money LIV Golf has to offer, the series has eight major winners so far.

The London event, played over 54 holes, without cuts and shotguns, is the richest golf tournament ever, with $ 4 million for the individual winner and $ 5 million for the top three teams.

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Dustin Johnson has admitted that he intends to play golf alone in major tournaments and the LIV Tour after his decision to join the Saudi-backed tour.

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Dustin Johnson has admitted that he intends to play golf alone in major tournaments and the LIV Tour after his decision to join the Saudi-backed tour.

Dustin Johnson has admitted that he intends to play golf alone in major tournaments and the LIV Tour after his decision to join the Saudi-backed tour.

Dustin Johnson said he plans to play only in major golf and LIV events after being suspended from the PGA Tour.

Johnson was among the players banned from competing in the PGA Tour after attending the opening ceremony of the Centurion Club this week. .

However, contrary to what the British media say, the American has not applied to become a member of the DP World Tour, which would allow him to receive world ranking points and earn a place in the major futures.

Johnson is scheduled to apply by May 1 to become a member of the DP World Tour this season.

Johnson spoke to Sky Sports on Friday after the second round of the Centurion Club’s LIV Invitational event, where he was asked if there were any legal remedies to be banned by the PGA Tour.

“My plan right now is to play LIV events, some major ones, that’s it,” Johnson replied.

“That’s the whole reason I started playing LIV, to play less golf, not more.

“What am I going to do in the next 40 weeks of the year? I can do whatever I want.”

“Bryson DeChambeau is the box office”

Sky Sports News reporter Jamie Weir is at the Centurion Club this week and has given his views on DeChambeau’s change.

“Bryson DeChambeau is a pot. Love it or hate it, however, it’s a box office and is loved by PGA Tour fans. things that are confusing, too, but it’s entertaining to watch.

DeChambeau’s full-blown coup has been a feature of the PGA Tour for the past two years

DeChambeau’s full-blown coup has been a feature of the PGA Tour for the past two years

“So this is another big blow for the PGA Tour. There are now 18 players, including Bryson DeChambeau, who will lose their PGA Tour status and how many more of these superstars they may lose before they may be forced to. and that you can also play in the Saudi golf series.

“It’s a wonderful time in the world of golf and who knows what will happen next.”

And the other PGA Tour players who have been linked to the LIV Series …

“It’s the name I keep listening to Patrick Reed. Matt Wolff, a young superstar in the game who has lost a little bit, has lost a little bit of confidence but is talent. Another name that constantly appears in Jason Kokra is Pat Perez.

2018 Masters Champion Patrick Reed has also been closely linked to the series

2018 Masters Champion Patrick Reed has also been closely linked to the series

“Rickie Fowler is a name I’ve heard a lot, but I understand they haven’t gotten that deal yet. And another Bubba Watson: he’s injured, he’s probably out of the moment. to put it in their hands. “

Shipnuck expects compromise

Journalist Alan Shipnuck, a biographer of Mickelson, believes that there will finally be a commitment to keep the rebel players from playing in the PGA Tour.

Talking Sky Sports News He said at the Centurion Club: “I think all of this will be negotiated and ultimately the players will get what they want, which is to keep the Tour membership but play some Saudi events.

Phil Mickelson’s biographer Alan Shipnuck says LIV Golf is a great time for golf and he believes players will eventually get what they want.

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Phil Mickelson’s biographer Alan Shipnuck says LIV Golf is a great time for golf and he believes players will eventually get what they want.

Phil Mickelson’s biographer Alan Shipnuck says LIV Golf is a great time for golf and he believes players will eventually get what they want.

“Maybe if the Tour is smart, it will create another strategic alliance where they absorb Saudi tournaments, when there is no good golf in the US to play in the fall and then the players make money, the fans can see it and the Tour has somehow bought it out of competition.

“It simply came to our notice then.

“It’s a very chaotic moment and the whole world golf order is at stake, but I think they’re going to create some kind of commitment where it’s likely to help everyone involved.”

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