PGA Tour's merger with PIF is still a current topic on the golf scene, especially if we take into account that it is difficult to predict what the future holds and whether the cooperation will be successful. Bryson DeChambeau, a famous LIV Golfer, gave his opinion on the merger during an interview on The Rick Shiels Golf Show.
Bryson believes that all of this must be good for golf. That should be the primary focus. “I think the game eventually needs to come back together and I’ve said it from day one when I went over and there’s numerous times where I talked to Jay about it too, I was like, 'This all has to work out in the end for the good of the game, this can’t just be for the PGA Tour or for LIV.
The fans have got to win here’”. - DeChambeau said, as quoted by golfmonthly.com!
Bryson DeChambeau on integration
DeChambeau made an interesting suggestion for PGA Tour leaders that would benefit them. He mentioned an integration that would surely pique the interest of golfers and fans alike.
Bryson believes that the team and individual aspects of the game could be integrated and thus cause additional attention. In addition, golfers would benefit from it. “What I could see is LIV integrating into the signature series on the PGA Tour in some capacity and having two championships in one, where you have the individual component in the signature series, and you have the team side of it.
So you have the teams you’re playing for, so no matter what on that final day, that guy that’s playing really bad still matters, it’s still a big deal on the team championship aspect of the tournament.
And then you guys have the individual side that’s still competing for that individual title the way it is currently. "
Bryson believes the PGA Tour would greatly benefit from such a move. “I don’t see that as being a problem, I see it as being an additive rather than a negative,” he said.
“I know a lot of people don’t see that point of view but I think that’s a really solid solution to this whole problem."