DeChambeau denies Saudi Super League rumours
Last month news broke of Bryson DeChambeau being offered $135 million to play in the new Saudi-backed Super League, a figure that the World No. 12 was quick to deny.
And now golfing YouTuber Peter Finch has thrown his hat into the ring citing new sources that indicate the figure is closer to $240 million.
Bryson DeChambeau (Credit: Asian Tour)
After pulling out of the recent Saudi International due to injury, speculation began to circulate regarding DeChambeau’s future on the PGA Tour.
“There are many false reports going around by the media that are completely inaccurate,” tweeted DeChambeau in an effort to address the rumours.
“Any news regarding my health or playing schedule will come directly from me and my team only. This is just another inaccurate report. I look forward to getting healthy and seeing everyone soon!”
The 2020 US Open champion is set to miss this week’s Tiger Woods-hosted Genesis Invitational but has indicated he will return to the PGA Tour in time to defend his last victory at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in March 2021.
“I am very disappointed to miss the [Genesis Invitational] this week at one of my favourite golf courses on tour,” DeChambeau said on Twitter.
While DeChambeau is a polarising figure, that’s exactly what would make him an ideal frontman for the Super League. He likes to do his own thing and isn’t afraid to upset anyone along the way.
$240 million seems like a lot of money but the Saudis aren’t short of cash. And it’s certainly going to take a lot of money for any player to walk away from the major tours and perhaps even a lifetime ban.