Sunday, December 4, 2022

Bryson DeChambeau said he made more than $125 million

Bryson DeChambeau has revealed how much he was paid to jump ship and join the LIV Golf Invitational Series.

At least, it appears that he did.

DeChambeau appeared on the “Country Club Adjacent” podcast, and was told by a host that he had a “$125 million smile.”

DeChambeau made sure to jump in and make a correction.

“I’m not gonna say the details, I mean for what’s reported it’s somewhat close. It’s a four-and-a-half-year deal, I can definitely tell you that and a lot of it was upfront, which is great.”

So while we don’t have an exact figure, DeChambeau was paid a little more than $125 million to join the LIV Golf series through the 2026 season.

“What’s cool about it, though, is that I’ve already put it in places that make sense, whether it’s my foundation or real estate, being able to build a multi-sport complex or taking care of my family, taking care of what we’ve got going on with our content creation with Regecy, numerous other things, too,” DeChambeau said of the money, .

DeChambeau made his debut in the LIV Golf series last week at Pumpkin Ridge outside of Protland, which marked the first LIV Golf event held in the United States.

DeChambeau finished in 10th in the three-day event, and brought home $560,000.

While DeChambeau’s apparent $125 million payday seems like a lot, it is right in line with what the Saudi Arabian-backed league is paying other big names. Phil Mickelson was reportedly paid about $200 million to join, and Dustin Johnson reportedly made about $150 million. The league apparently made a “mind-blowingly enormous” offer, too, but he turned them down.

Though the LIV Golf series has drawn plenty of criticism since its inception, a good chunk of which is certainly justified, DeChambeau is clearly happy with his new gig. His new “smile” is proof enough of that.

LIV Golf apparently paid Bryson DeChambeau more than $125 million to jump ship from the PGA Tour. (Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

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