Bryson DeChambeau could be the face of the new Saudi Golf League with a stunning ‘£100m offer’ | Golf | sport

Bryson DeChambeau could well be the face of Saudi Arabia’s controversial new golf league, after receiving a staggering £100million offer, according to the To post.

The proposed Saudi-backed series has sent shivers down the spine of golf purists in recent months as it seeks to set up a breakaway circuit away from the famed PGA Tour and DP World Tour.

And it looks like League organizers – led by former world No. 1 Greg Norman – are targeting one of the game’s biggest names in DeChambeau to be their poster boy with a standout deal.

If DeChambeau were to agree, it may well come at a price, with reports suggesting the American would be banned from both major PGA Tours and the DP World Tour if he did.

The offer comes after it was reported that European stalwarts Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood have also been offered lucrative offers to join the new World Tour, with the duo revealing this week that they have signed a non- disclosure with League organizers.

Poulter, Westwood and DeChambeau are all in Saudi Arabia this week as they join a host of other star-studded names on the Asian Tour’s newly acquired flagship event, the Saudi Invitational.

A man also joining them on the pitch is former Masters champion Dustin Johnson, and like his fellow stars, he’s also reportedly been offered a mega money deal to join the Saudi golf revolution.

Speaking about the new circuit at this week’s Saudi Invitational, Johnson said: “I think it’s a really good concept.

“I think that makes it a bit more interesting for the fans and for the players. Yeah, I like the concept.

When asked if he would take part in the Saudi golf revolution himself, the former world No. 1 slyly replied “we’ll see”.

And it looks like these mega-money offers are more common than thought, as six-time Major winner Phil Mickelson revealed most of the world’s ‘top 100’ have been approached for the Saudi League.

Despite the controversy, many have more than apologized to the likes of Mickelson and Westwood for agreeing to such a remarkable deal, with the pair no doubt closer to the end of their careers than the beginning.

However, the big debate is whether some of golf’s young stars will be tempted by the move, and the Mail’s source went on to reveal that those in their prime considering the series would come as a surprise to most golf fans.

They continued: “Veterans who basically had their careers, many would take it for granted if they joined.

“But when the Saudis finally make an announcement, people are going to be surprised by a name or two there.”

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