This might end up at Bryson’s best finish during his LIV career.
DeChambeau, who has been no factor on the renegade circus/exhibition — aka the Infidel-funded LIV, racked up a second place — on the recently-completed PLDA World Championships in Mesquite, Nevada.
The former PGA Tour player went up against Germany’s Martin Borgmeier in the finals of the open division last Saturday and lost out to a Borgmeier Blast that measured 426 yards, 20 past DeChambeau’s best of 406.
Still, it was a big leap for Bryson, who finished seventh in the event last year.
After defeating Bryson, Borgmeier was the only one of the two to give an interview to the U-Tube broadcast crew:
“There is one very, very important thing, and all of you guys know: I would not be here, none of us would be here with the improvements in technology, if one guy wouldn’t have come in a year ago to make the sport what it is right now, and I think he’s on a very good track to come back, and that guy is Bryson DeChambeau,” said Borgmeier, who has become friends with DeChambeau.
It was a bit ironic that DeChambeau blew off the U-Tube crew, considering that U-Tube is the only entity that carries the LIV circus/exhibition events.
But then again, it was Bryson just being Bryson — a real butt-head.
Matilda Castren Defends At Mediheal Championship:
Matilda Castren made some history last year when she became the first player from Finland to win on the LPGA Tour.
She’s back this week to defend her title at the Mediheal Championship, which has a new host venue.
After spending its first three years in the San Francisco Bay area, the event has moved six hours south to The Saticoy Club, nestled in the hills of Somis, California on the Ventura County coast.
Last year Castren had a dramatic final day and shot a seven-under par 65 and finished 14-under par, setting a tournament scoring record.
So far this season, Castren’s best finish is a second-place result at the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational alongside Malaysia’s Kelly Tan.
This is also a homecoming of sorts for Danielle Kang, who recently returned to the tour after taking time off due to injury. The Saticoy Club is located just 30 minutes west of Kang’s hometown, Thousand Oaks, and less than an hour from Pepperdine University where she played her college golf.
Last year, Kang shot seven-under last year at Lake Merced and tied for fifth. Kang finished second recently at the NW Arkansas Championship, her best finish since she won the Tournament of Champions earlier this season.
No Networks Deal For LIV (Yet):
Of course The Lamest Commissioner In All The Land (aka Greg Norman, aka The Great White Fish Stick) has been boasting that no less than four entities are falling all over themselves to put the LIV-circus/exhibition on the air.
It was rumored that the Infidel-funded league would purchase air time and go on FS-1 (Fox Sports) but The Lamest Commissioner denied those reports.
This week, the Defectors will swelter in the heat as the LIV visits Thailand.