Bryson DeChambeau has become one of the most eccentric personalities in the golf world. He is also one of the most polarizing, especially since leaving the PGA Tour to join LIV Golf.
In a recent interview with Tucker Carlson, the suicide bomber made a fool of himself by comparing league rival golf to a new pizzeria in town. It is quite clear that DeChambeau got lost in the sauce – that is, if the sauce is endless buckets of Saudi money.
Bryson DeChambeau uses questionable pizzeria analogy to hit PGA Tour
The LIV Golf defectors quit the PGA Tour for one reason and one reason only, and that’s the money. But no one wants to admit it.
They prefer to spin these false narratives about how the PGA Tour treats its players poorly and how they are changing the game for the better. In reality, they have been offered life-changing riches from a problematic source to play golf, and the fact that none of them are willing to be honest about their intentions shows that they know what they fact is morally reprehensible.
DeChambeau, in his latest attempt to turn LIV Golf into a positive addition to the sport, confusingly compared the rival league to a new pizzeria.
“It’s so weird because it’s like — let’s use that as a reference,” he told Carlson in an interview for Fox News. “I heard this earlier this week. You have a pizzeria that’s been around for 50 years. And all the customers go there and it’s a great product. All of a sudden a new pizzeria opens up, don’t right? And they start paying customers to come and eat at their house, and this pizza is potentially a little better than a pizza, isn’t it? And then, all of a sudden, this original pizzeria is disappearing, if you go there, we forbid you to come back to our pizzeria, what’s wrong with this business model?
Hmm. Let’s try to break down this analogy a bit.
DeChambeau is officially lost in Saudi sauce
For one thing, DeChambeau’s comparison fails to note that the original pizzeria (in this case, the PGA Tour) was also paying its customers to shop there. DeChambeau has earned over $26 million on the PGA Tour, and he acts like he’s playing for free all the time.
Also, professional sports don’t exist in the open market like pizza places do. If Luka Doncic told the Dallas Mavericks that he wanted to spend part of the NBA season playing for the Slovenian national team, what would the Mavs say? Aaron Rodgers is not allowed to play in the NFL and CFL at the same time, so why should golfers be allowed to play on two circuits?
Later in the interview, DeChambeau slipped up and admitted he cared more about the money than creating a legacy in professional golf.
“It’s our livelihood,” he said. “There is a great economic opportunity for golfers to make a lot of money. That’s why we grew up playing golf.
That is why you grew up playing golf, Bryson, but players who want to beat the best and chase the legends of the game refused to accept the Saudi millions. Stop it with the cute analogies and media spin attempts. You took the money and ran, and now no other pizzeria wants your business.
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