Bryson DeChambeau blasts Ryder Cup captain Zach Johnson amid LIV Golf division

Bryson DeChambeau continues to feel slighted.

After shooting an 8-under 63 Sunday, DeChambeau won the LIV Golf Chicago event by one stroke over Anirban Lahiri and Marc Leishman.

His win marks the second time in as many months that he has won a LIV tournament, with his maiden victory on the Saudi-backed tour coming at the Greenbrier in August. DeChambeau shot a 12-under 58 to claim that title.

But his recent hot stretch was not acknowledged by U.S. Ryder Cup captain Zach Johnson, which DeChambeau discussed after his victory in Chicago.

“If you look at it, it would have been nice to at least just have a call,” DeChambeau said about the Ryder Cup selection process.

“There are numerous people that I think [Johnson] should have called out here, and [us LIV golfers] didn’t get that. I understand. I get it, but we’re nothing different. We’re still competing. We’re still working super hard to be the best we possibly can be.”

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Bryson DeChambeau celebrates his victory in Chicago with his LIV Golf teammates.
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The only player from LIV Golf who will play in the Ryder Cup is Brooks Koepka, who won the 2023 PGA Championship at Oak Hill.

Koepka was one of Johnson’s captain’s picks after barely missing the threshold of making the team automatically.

“Brooks is obviously going to kill it for Team USA next week, and I am excited about the team, but yeah, it definitely does sting a little bit,” DeChambeau added. “But say what you want, we’re still golfers, and I think that given how I played this week, I could have definitely racked up some points for Team USA.”

DeChambeau has made two appearances in the Ryder Cup: in 2018 and 2021.

In 2018, the last time the competition was held in Europe, DeChambeau played alongside Phil Mickelson in Friday afternoon foursomes and Tiger Woods in Saturday afternoon foursomes.

Both matches ended 5 & 4, with the Europeans closing out each match on the 14th green.

DeChambeau then lost 1-Up to Alex Noren in Sunday Singles, thus compiling a 0-3-0 record in his Ryder Cup debut.

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Bryson DeChambeau at the 2021 Ryder Cup.
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Three years later, at Whistling Straits, DeChambeau fared much better when paired with Scottie Scheffler. He compiled a 2-0-1 record, which included a 3 & 1 victory over Tommy Fleetwood and Viktor Hovland in Saturday foursomes.

DeChanmbeau’s 3 & 2 victory over Sergio Garcia in Sunday singles gave the Americans its 14th point of the competition, setting the stage for a U.S. victory.

He played a vital role in helping Team USA re-capture the Ryder Cup in 2021, and he feels he could help the red, white, and blue win this time around, too.

“I am playing better than Winged Foot,” DeChambeau said, referencing his 2020 U.S. Open victory. “But that’s neither here nor there. As time goes on, hopefully, I’ll be in line for it in a couple of years.”

Jack Milko is a golf staff writer for SB Nation’s Playing Through. You can follow him on Twitter @jack_milko for more golf coverage. Be sure to check out @_PlayingThrough too.

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