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DETROIT, June 10, 2022 ~ Rocket Mortgage has terminated their sponsorship deal with Bryson DeCheambeau following reports of his commitment to the Saudi-funded LIV Golf Invitational.
The controversial league is financed through a fund chaired by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Under Salman’s leadership, Saudi Arabia has had numerous human rights violations, and was said by US intelligence to be responsible for the 2018 murder of Washington Post Journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Sources have confirmed DeChambeau will participate in the second event of the LIV series on June 30, though Bryson has not yet officially announced his decision.
“Our partnership with the PGA Tour extends to several prominent golfers, including Bryson DeChambeau, as ambassadors of the Rocket Mortgage brand. As has been widely reported, Bryson elected to join the LIV Golf Series,” said Rocket Mortgage Spokesperson Aaron Emerson in a statement. “Effective immediately, Rocket Mortgage has ended its sponsorship agreement with Bryson. We wish him well in his future success.“
Additionally, the PGA Tour announced it has suspended all 17 members participating in the LIV Golf International Series, and PGA officials have warned that players participating in future events will face the same results.
Listen below as 760 WJR‘s Paul W. Smith and 760 WJR Sports Analyst Steve Courtney discuss whether or not the decisions to cut the golfers was justified, and what it means for PGA golfers going forward.
June 10, 2022 ~ 760 WJR Sports Analyst Steve Courtney talks with Paul W. about the ongoing controversy surrounding the LIV Tournament, and also says the Tigers are home this weekend and getting ready for a big series against the Blue Jays.
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