Yesterday, the PGA Tour learned that Dustin Johnson was not just skipping the RBC Canadian Open to play a LIV Golf event in London, he was officially defecting from the American tour to play full-time on Greg Norman’s breakaway tour.
Later in the day it was announced that Phil Mickelson was added to the field at The Centurion Club.
And even later, it was announced that a handful of players also resigned their membership in the PGA Tour, including Sergio Garcia, Louis Oosthuizen, Branden Grace and Charl Schwartzel.
Today, the PGA Tour got some more bad news, with the announcement that 2020 U.S. Open champion, Bryson DeChambeau, and 2018 Masters champion, Patrick Reed, have also jumped ship, according to the UK Telegraph via Outkick.
“Bryson has always been an innovator,” said DeChambeau’s manager, Brett Falkoff, in a statement. “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.”