LIV Golf today announced that Bryson DeChambeau, the 2020 U.S. Open champion, has joined the glitzy upstart tour.
The statement was delivered during the second day of the series’ inaugural tournament: the $25 million LIV Golf Invitational London, which teed off on Thursday at Centurion Club.
“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.”
Welcome @b_dechambeau 💪#LIVGolf pic.twitter.com/9zMvhrC84D
— LIV Golf (@LIVGolfInv) June 10, 2022
DeChambeau, currently ranked 28th in the world after being sidelined with an injury, ended three of the last four years (2018, 2020, 2021) as a world top-5 ranked player.
As an amateur, he became only the fifth player in history to win both the NCAA Division I championship and the U.S. Amateur in the same year.
DeChambeau joins a growing list of stars who are joining LIV Golf, which now boasts eight major champions who have won a combined 15 major titles.