PGA Tour player Bryson DeChambeau has denied a report that he was offered $135 million to join the Super Golf League, a breakaway circuit backed by a group of investors from Saudi Arabia.
The report — refuted by DeChambeau on Instagram — follows a previous report in May 2021 that DeChambeau, along with other top players including Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka, had been approached with offers ranging from $30 million to $50 million to join the soon-to-be-launched circuit.
PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan threatened an immediate ban and lifetime suspension of any players who joined.
The Super Golf League presents a lucrative opportunity for top golfers.
- Players who join the league will be part-owners of the tour.
- The Saudi group of investors is willing to spend $2 billion for player commitments.
Despite disdain for the Super Golf League, the PGA Tour granted conflicting-event releases to players who participate in this week’s Saudi International, which coincides with its AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.
Other Tours Up to Par
Earlier this week, The Asian Tour unveiled details about The International Series and an increased investment by LIV Golf Investments. The investment brought LIV’s total funding in the professional golf tour to $300 million after an initial $200 million investment last November.
LIV is backed by the Public Investment Fund, Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund.