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Both Bryson DeChambeau and Patrick Reed have committed to playing on the LIV Golf Tour, which is sponsored by Saudi Arabia

According to various sources, Bryson DeChambeau, who is set to win the U.S. Open in 2020, and Patrick Reed, who won the Masters in 2018, have both indicated that they want to compete on the new LIV Golf circuit that is supported by the Saudi government and that aspires to compete with the PGA Tour.

Both golfers, unlike the rest of the top players participating in this weekend’s inaugural LIV Golf tournament outside of London, are still in the prime of their careers. The event will be held in a location outside of London. The tremendous drives of DeChambeau, who is 28 years old, have helped him become one of the most popular players in golf. Reed, who is 31 years old, is a combative character in the game who is recognised for delivering great performances in the most important competitions. Reed has placed in the top ten in each of the four major championships in golf and has won a total of 12 events in both the United States and Europe.

Despite the fact that DeChambeau and Reed will not be competing in the first LIV Golf tournament, which starts on Thursday, they have joined a growing number of PGA Tour players who have joined the fledgling league and will be competing this week. The LIV Golf event begins on Thursday. Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Lee Westwood, Sergio Garcia, Louis Oosthuizen, Ian Poulter, Kevin Na, Martin Kaymer, and Talor Gooch are all members of this group. Only two members of the group are now rated among the top 30 in the world: Johnson comes in at number 15, while Oosthuizen sits at number 21.

It is anticipated that DeChambeau and Reed will make their LIV Golf debut on June 30, competing in a tournament just outside of Portland, Oregon. Both of these guys have had a rough start to the year 2022. While DeChambeau has failed to make the cut in four of the previous five tournaments he has participated in, Reed has either failed to make the cut or finished below the top 25 in 12 of the 14 competitions he has entered.

The information that DeChambeau and Reed would commit to playing in this year’s LIV Golf Invitational series was first published by the Telegraph. Beginning on June 30th, the next stop on the circuit will be located outside of Portland.

Even as late as the previous week, Bryson DeChambeau denied that he was swayed by the enormous up-front bonuses and appearance fees that LIV Golf was offering to the best players in the world.

On Wednesday, Brett Falkoff, who represents DeChambeau, sent a statement to a few different news sources in which he said, “Bryson has always been an innovator. For as long as he can remember, the prospect of becoming one of the first to participate in anything really groundbreaking has piqued his interest. The professional golf tour as we know it is undergoing rapid transformation right before our eyes.

It is highly likely that DeChambeau and Reed will be added to the list of tour members that will be facing punishment from the PGA Tour commissioner, Jay Monahan. Monahan has stated that players who choose to play in the LIV Golf events without the tour’s permission could face a suspension from the PGA Tour or a lifetime ban from the tour. DeChambeau and Reed will most likely be added to this list. No tour player was given a release to compete in the tournament that took place this week outside of London.

Dan O'Brien
I am a journalist for The National Era with an emphasis in sports.
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