Bryson reveals how Tiger cut ties with him after LIV move

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Bryson DeChambeau and Tiger Woods last year (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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Do people send happy birthday texts anymore? Facebook posts have certainly dwindled over the last five years and have been replaced by happy birthday posts on Instagram, so Bryson DeChambeau might want to get with the times when wishing someone a happy birthday in future.

Speaking to Golfweek, DeChambeau implied that Tiger Woods no longer talks to him after he decided to join LIV Golf last year.

The former US Open champion was asked if any PGA TOUR player had cut him off after his move to the Saudi backed tour and he answered: “Yeah, definitely. I’m sure you can guess who.”

Asked if he was referring to 15-time major winner Woods, DeChambeau added:

“Yeah, I’m not going to throw anyone under the bus. He’s been a great friend. I texted him on his birthday. It is what it is.

“He has his viewpoints on it and thinks we’re potentially hurting his record. If anything, nobody is ever going to touch his record. That’s just it, that’s the bottom line. There’s a chance to grow the game even more and I hope one day he’ll see the vision that we all have out here.”

DeChambeau and Woods regularly played practice rounds together ahead of tournaments and had struck up a rapport. They were paired together at the 2018 Ryder Cup but the partnership fizzled out after a 5&4 defeat to Tommy Fleetwood and Francesco Molinari on the Saturday.

DeChambeau’s comments are interesting considering his fellow LIV golfers Brooks Koepka and Bubba Watson said they felt no animosity towards them from PGA Tour players.

Bubba plans on teeing it up in the Masters par-3 contest next week with Jason Day and Cameron Young.

“I’m going to be honest, man. It’s only awkward in the media,” the two-time Masters winner said.

“I’ve talked to people that are going to be there. I’m going to sign up with Jason Day and Cam Young in the Par 3. Some guys have already asked me to play some practice rounds. Media is the only one that is pushing it. I have nothing against anybody.”

DeChambeau did reveal in the interview that he has spoken to Dallas based players Jordan Spieth and Will Zalatoris.

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