A five-minute interview on CNN has ended in a car crash for Bryson DeChambeau, who has been roasted on social media for bumbling his way through a defence of Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund.
During the interview, DeChambeau, who signed a four-and-a-half-year deal worth a reported $125 million (A$188m) to defect to LIV in 2022, discussed the outrage over the PGA Tour’s merger with PIF, who funds LIV Golf.
On Tuesday, 9/11 Families United, a coalition of families and survivors of the 2001 terrorist attacks carried out by mostly Saudi natives, said in a statement: “The PGA and [commissioner, Jay] Monahan appear to have become just more paid Saudi shills, taking billions of dollars to cleanse the Saudi reputation.”
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