‘Nobody is perfect’: Bryson DeChambeau torched after CNN interview by golf fans, a PGA Tour player and more

On Tuesday night, LIV Golf’s Bryson DeChambeau appeared on CNN for a five minute and 20 second interview with Kaitlin Collins.

It led to plenty of golf fans and even a PGA Tour player torching DeChambeau on social media.

He has never been one to mince words about his thoughts or feelings when it comes to the sport. He has often thought outside of the box and has been willing to take risks or do unorthodox things.

However, in his CNN interview, sporting his LIV Golf Crushers team gear, DeChambeau defended Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund governor Yasir Al-Rumayyan.

“There’s a lot more behind closed doors that’s been going on. What I can tell you is that H-E, Yasir, has always been a staunch supporter of golf globally, and wanting to grow the game,” DeChambeau said.

“H.E.” stands for “His Excellency.”

“I think this is the best thing that could ever happen to the game of golf,” DeChambeau said. “The fans are going to get what they want, the players are going to experience something a little different, a little new, but I truly believe the game of golf wins.

“I do feel bad for the PGA Tour players because they were told one thing and something else happened, and our side, we were told one thing and it’s come to fruition. It does stink a little bit from my perspective that the PGA Tour players are not necessarily winning. I hope they can find a way to make sure that they are valued in the same way that we are over at LIV. I think that’ll happen, it’s just going to take some time with the players pushing back a little bit and trying to figure out what gives them the best opportunity to be successful.”

Collins then asked DeChambeau about Saudi Arabia’s human rights record and he at first said the families of 9/11 victims wouldn’t be able to be paid back for what happened but added that it was 20 years ago and “we’re in a place now where it time to work together to make things better as a whole.”

Then Collins asked whether DeChambeau was uncomfortable considering the Saudis are accused of financing terrorism and killing Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

“I mean, look, it’s unfortunate what has happened but that is not something I can speak on because I’m a golfer,” DeChambeau said. “What I can say is that, what they’re trying to do, what they’re trying to work on, is be better allies, because we are allied with them. I’m not going to get into the politics of it, I’m not specialized in that. But what I can say is they’re trying to do good for the world and showcase themselves in a light that hasn’t been seen in a while. Nobody is perfect, but we’re all trying to improve in life.”

Golf Twitter then got a hold of the video and it had a field day.

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Story originally appeared on GolfWeek