Bryson DeChambeau Explains How Life Can Be Costly on the PGA Tour: ‘You Think It’s Great, But Once You Start Getting Into the Nitty-Gritty…’

by | May 14, 2022 | PGA

Golf professionals receive huge paycheques after winning or participating in various PGA Tour events. But the cost of playing the event and traveling is borne by the golfer himself, and it can be tough to earn when they aren’t playing well and missing cuts. Moreover, Bryson DeChambeau spoke about the same last year and revealed the struggles of finishing low on the money list.

Bryson DeChambeau gets real about struggles on the PGA Tour


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Back in 2021, DeChambeau explained how a golfer can face immense financial struggles owing to the pressure of playing on tour. Moreover, DeChambeau gave his opinions about how all the Tour players are individual contractors, and they have to take care of all the expenses and feed their families on their own.

Aug 28, 2021; Owings Mills, Maryland, USA; Bryson DeChambeau reacts on the first green during the third round of the BMW Championship golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports | REUTERS

Moreover, the 2020 U.S. Open winner talked about how the players in the top 125 on the money list have “A great life”. At the same time, DeChambeau feels bad “So bad” for the professionals who are 165 and above, and on the Korn Ferry Tour.


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He said, “We’re independent contractors. We’ve got to pay for all of our expenses—every hotel we have to pay on our own, food etc. You do everything yourself. And you’ve got a family to feed. And you’re missing cuts. And when you miss a cut, you make nothing”


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Bryson added, “You think it’s great (on Tour), but once you start getting into the nitty-gritty and it’s your livelihood, it’s a very interesting scenario.” Moreover, DeChambeau’s words prove how much tough it is to survive on the Tour when a professional is not playing well. At the same time, it also shows what a player has to go through while playing on probably one of the best Tours in the world. Is Bryson right?

How did DeChambeau play at the 2022 Masters?

The American professional did not play well at the 2022 Masters and did not finish as expected. He ended the first major championship event of the year with an overall score of 12-over-par. DeChambeau did not manage to make the cut and could not compete at Augusta National heading into the weekend. Moreover, he carded a second round of eight-over-par, 80, to miss the cut by a whopping eight shots. 


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