Bryson DeChambeau and Bubba Watson are among the best golfers around, but many were disappointed when the duo decided to leave the PGA Tour and join LIV Golf. DeChambeau expressed his dissatisfaction with the PGA Tour, considering that he has not yet been paid a portion of his bonus; more precisely $1.75 million of his $3.5 million
“It’s not about the money; it’s about the principle,” DeChambeau said, as quoted by sports.yahoo.com “It’s the way you deal with situations.”
There was also an agreement that the second part of the bonus will be paid to him if he plays a charity match. However, when DeChambeau asked to play, he was rejected, all because of his decision to be part of LIV Golf.
“They said because you’re not in good standing, we’re not allowing you to do something to help out junior golf and junior golfers,” DeChambeau said. “To me, that’s childish. It just shows where they stand emotionally. I respect and understand it, but when you’ve completed something and provided entertainment for them last year, that’s the reason I’m in the lawsuit.”
Bryson is frustrated by these things.
“It’s really been frustrating over the last six years that I’ve had to deal with [the PGA Tour],” DeChambeau said. “It’s consistently frustration after frustration of them not handling things correctly.”
With Bubba Watson, the situation is exactly the same. He should have received full amount of the bonus by playing a charity match, but…
“I have not received all of my money for something that I won two years ago,” Watson said.
“They canceled on me a few times. I was supposed to do some things. They canceled the event, supposed to do another thing, they canceled the event. I guess if you look at it on paper, yes, I didn’t fulfill my duty, but I tried to.
I’m good. I’ve been very blessed in my life. I’ll be able to eat.”