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Bryson DeChambeau Says Ryder Cup 'Hurting Themselves' By Excluding LIV Golf Players

Bryson DeChambeau Says Ryder Cup 'Hurting Themselves' By Excluding LIV Golf Players
By Gary Connaughton
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Next year's Ryder Cup is set to have a very different feel to what we have become used to, with the strong possibility that many of the best available players will not take part in the event.

Those who have defected to LIV Golf will not be selected to the American or European teams, with the PGA and DP World Tours making their position clear when it comes to including those who play their golf outside of the traditional bodies.

While this could well result in weakened teams, it seems unlikely that the policy will change in the near future.

Bryson DeChambeau on LIV Golf Ryder Cup exclusion


Bryson DeChambeau is one of the golfers who likely would have been included in the American Ryder Cup team were it not for his move to LIV Golf, although he feels it is not the players who are missing out.

Speaking ahead of the LIV tournament in Chicago this weekend, he said that team events such as the Ryder Cup were only spiting themselves by narrowing their potential playing field.

I personally think that the team events are only hurting themselves by not allowing us to play, not allowing us to qualify through some capacity, in some facet.

I would say, from a team aspect, it is sad that those governing bodies have not allowed us to be able to qualify. That’s all I can say to that. I want to play in numerous events on the PGA Tour. It would be awesome. That’s what LIV Golf has tried to - they have allowed us to play on the PGA Tour. It’s the PGA Tour barring us from doing so...

This is the biggest decision besides choosing my agent that I’ve ever made in my entire life and I couldn’t be more happy to be over here.

What LIV Golf has provided is something new and unique, different... there’s going to be some disruption and people aren’t going to like it. And I respect every single person that doesn’t think it’s good for the game of golf.

While most of the big name players that have jumped ship to LIV Golf are no longer in their prime, the amount of talented young golfer who have opted to join in recent times will certainly be a concern for the PGA Tour.


If this trend continues, it will be interesting to see how steadfast they are in their refusal to include such players when it comes to the Ryder Cup in the future.

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