Ever since the inception of the LIV Golf series, one thing that has been engrained into everyone’s mind is that ‘they’re doing it only because they have money’. For a lot of the times, it is true as well, considering that LIV Golf has been signing golfers like Phil Mickelson, Bryson DeChambeau and Cameron Smith for over $200 million.
Yet, the negativity does not stop the golfers from joining- especially since they have made their priority of earning money clear. The LIV Series in this way has managed to pick up quite the high ranked golfers in the world. While it goes out scouting for new talent, the money does seem tempting for the youngster trying to make their way into the golf scene.
However, the PGA Tour is still the unstated great in the golf world, and Brandel Chamblee is certainly out warning golfers not to go down the LIV route. Chamblee said that they would certainly be selling themselves short, and that there are equal chances in the PGA Tour to make good amounts of money.
Brandel Chamblee hints new golfers to stay away from LIV Golf
Joaquin Niemann is a 23-year-old golfer who decided to join the LIV Series. Ranked 19th in the world, he has shown great potential and has decided to expend his energy on the breakaway tour instead. For that matter, the likes of Cameron Smith and Bryson DeChambeau are also in the prime of their career, and have a long way to go.
Chamblee however, seems to think that “young players who are tempted to take the 5, 10 or 15 million dollars to go to LIV, you are selling yourselves short. Just for reference given the new PGA Tour changes, if you have a Jim Furyk type career you will make over 600 million in prize and pension money,” said Chamblee, in a rather big dig to LIV Golf.