Bryson DeChambeau explains how expensive life can be on the PGA Tour: “You think it’s great, but once you start getting into it…”


Golf professionals receive huge paychecks after winning or participating in various PGA Tour events. But the cost of the event and travel is borne by the golfer himself, and it can be difficult to make money when he’s not playing well and missing cuts. Additionally, Bryson DeChambeau spoke about the same last year and revealed the struggles of finishing low on the money list.

Bryson DeChambeau realizes the difficulties encountered on the PGA Tour


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In 2021, DeChambeau explained how a golfer can face immense financial hardship due to the pressure of playing on tour. Additionally, DeChambeau opined on how all Tour players are individual entrepreneurs, and they have to meet all the expenses and feed their families on their own.

August 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

Additionally, the 2020 US Open winner explained how the top 125 players on the money list have “A beautiful life”. At the same time, DeChambeau feels bad “Shame” for professionals aged 165 and over, and on the Korn Ferry Tour.


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He said, “We are independent contractors. We have to pay all our expenses – every hotel we have to pay for ourselves, food etc. You do everything yourself. And you have a family to feed. And you are missing cups. And when you miss a cup, you win nothing”


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Bryson added, “You think it’s great (on tour), but once you start getting into the details and it’s your livelihood, it’s a very interesting storyline.” Plus, DeChambeau’s words prove how hard it is to survive on the Tour when a professional isn’t playing well. At the same time, it also shows what a player has to go through while playing on one of the best circuits in the world. Is Bryson right?

How did DeChambeau perform at the 2022 Masters?

The American professional didn’t play well at the 2022 Masters and didn’t finish as expected. He finished the first major championship event of the year with an overall score of 12 above normal. DeChambeau failed to make the cut and was unable to compete at Augusta National until the weekend. Plus, he hit a second-round eight-over-par, 80, to miss the cut by a whopping eight shots.


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