For the second time in his career, Bryson DeChambeau has won the US Open after defeating Rory Mcllroy. However, despite his victory, the golfer shared that he is frustrated because he will not be competing at the 2024 Paris Olympics. 

Since he did not receive ranking points for his LIV Golf events, DeChambeau was unable to qualify for the U.S. team despite finishing one shot ahead of McIlroy at the U.S. Open.

Sharing the sad news, the athlete remarked: “Hopefully, one day, this game of golf will get figured out and come back together, and I will be able to play (in the Olympics)… I’m playing great golf, I’m excited, but ultimately yeah, am I frustrated and disappointed? Sure, you could absolutely say that. But I made the choices that I made and there’s consequences to that and I respect it.” 

LIV Golf’s withdrawal for world ranking points 

LIV Golf announced in March that it formally withdrew its application to have players receive world ranking points from its tournaments.  The Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) system rejected its bid for ranking points due to concerns about the Saudi Arabia-backed circuit’s format.

The PGA Tour and LIV Golf’s Saudi financiers have been in talks about a possible deal for some time now. With this,  DeChambeau is optimistic that the two competing leagues will soon reach an understanding.

“Hopefully, sooner rather than later, we figure that out so this great game of golf we can get past all of that and move forward and show how awesome this sport actually is around the world,” DeChambeau stated.

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Source: CNA

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