After a Wednesday Sportsmail report alleged that Bryson DeChambeau had been offered $135 million to join the Saudi Arabia-backed Super Golf League, the 2020 Masters champion replied from his official Instagram page that the report was “wrong.”
The report also alleged that the league is prepared to spend £1.5 billion (more than $2 billion) on players.
During this week’s Saudi International, a handful of players with ties to the breakaway golf league cited non-disclosure agreements when asked about the multi-million dollar offers. When Lee Westwood was asked about the Super Golf League earlier this week, he answered, “I don’t know whether I want to answer questions on that. I’ve signed an NDA.”
“I think every player has been contacted,” said Phil Mickelson. “I don’t think there’s a player that hasn’t been.”
Both the PGA Tour and DP World Tour have threatened lifetime bans for players who leave for a rival golf league.
DeChambeau, 28, didn’t speak to the media on Thursday following his 3-over 73 in the first round of the Saudi International.