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"We deserve that spot": Bryson DeChambeau wades in on Ryder Cup debate


Bryson DeChambeau
Bryson DeChambeau (Image credit: LIV Golf)

The LIV Tour heads to Washington D.C. this week for its 7th event of the season. Speaking at a press conference ahead of the tournament, American Bryson DeChambeau spoke about several things including his strong performance at last weekend's US PGA Championship, his recent dramatic body transformation, as well as this year's Ryder Cup.

Asked whether he felt LIV players deserved to be included in the biennial tournament, Bryson replied: "Like Brad Faxon said, we're playing for our country, not playing for a Tour, not playing for money. He's right. If we're good enough to be selected or even make it on the points through majors, which is insane, we deserve that spot." Bryson was then asked his thoughts on the current World Golf Rankings and how the system might have to change. "Yeah, there's been numerous ideas brought up," Bryson replied.

 
 

"I think one that we're all looking at right now, at least from my perspective and what I've heard so far is just creating an exemption category for LIV players based on how they play during the course of the year. "I think that would be the most fair and opportune thing for LIV Golfers considering the fields that we have, the major champions we have, and the elite level of play that we have each and every week. "If they're able to do that, I think everything is good. The OWGR points, we've gone so far down the list now that it's really difficult to make us even relevant. I think that was part of their play, which is fine. It is what it is. But I think there's another route to the majors."

 

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