Bryson DeChambeau won’t be at Quayle Hollow next week for the Presidents’ Cup and he’s not happy about it.
DeChambeau, speaking ahead of the fifth LIV Golf Invitational Series this weekend outside of Chicago, is frustrated that he and other LIV golfers can no longer compete in the Presidents Cup or Ryder Cup teams after leaving the PGA Tour for controversial golf -enterprises.
âPersonally, I think tag team tournaments are only hurting themselves by preventing us from playing, preventing us from qualifying in some way,â DeChambeau said Thursday.
âBut from a team point of view, I would say itâs sad that these governing bodies didnât allow us to qualify,â he added. âThat’s all I can say to that.
DeChambeau is one of several former Team USA members to leave the PGA Tour for the LIV Golf. The tour suspended these players and banned them from their events. Neither the Ryder Cup nor the Presidents Cup allows them to compete.
The Presidents’ Cup will take place next week in North Carolina, where the international team will try to win the second victory in history – and the first in the United States. Team USA won last time in 2019 at Royal Melbourne Golf Club by a score of 16â14, marking their eighth consecutive victory.
DeChambeau played in his first Presidents’ Cup in Australia, although he lost 0-1-1. He played in two Ryder Cups for the United States.
Although he can’t participate, DeChambeau said he would “absolutely” watch the Presidents’ Cup from home.
âThis is golf fun,â he said. âLook, I am a golf fan first and foremost. I’m going to watch golf wherever he plays, with some of the best players in the world, whoever he is.
âI think that will change over time. I think it will become something special, even more special than what it is now, and moving forward in the future, I will still watch other tournaments that I have won and excelled in before.â
DeChambeau, 28, has won the PGA Tour eight times, most recently at the 2021 Arnold Palmer Invitational. He also has one big US Championship win at the 2020 US Open.
While the LIV Golf’s battle with the PGA Tour is far from over, DeChambeau said he would like to start playing Tour tournaments again.
âI want to be in a lot of PGA Tour events. That would be amazing,â DeChambeau said. âThat’s what LIV Golf was trying to do, they let us play on the PGA tour. The PGA tour forbids us from doing this.”