Bryson DeChambeau was abandoned by sponsor Rocket Mortgage after the former main winner joined the LIV Golf Series

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The main PGA Tour partners are committed to her side as the LIV Golf Series competition begins. The latest example is Rocket Mortgage, who on Friday ended his relationship with Bryson DeChambeau after joining the Saudi Arabia-backed league.

“Rocket Mortgage has been a longtime supporter of the PGA Tour, both through our role as Official Partner and as Tournament Host,” Rocket Mortgage’s Aaron Emerson said in a statement. “The Rocket Mortgage Classic is quickly becoming a staple on the Tour, as players come to Detroit to compete, while also raising critical funds to help bridge the digital divide in our city. Our partnership with the PGA Tour extends to many notable golfers, including Bryson DeChambeau, As ambassadors for the Rocket Mortgage brand, and as has been widely reported, Bryson elected to join the LIV Golf Series.

“Effective immediately, Rocket Mortgage has terminated its sponsorship agreement with Bryson. We wish him well for his future success.”

DeChambeau claimed victory at the Rocket Mortgage Classic in 2020 in what was his first victory after his extensive physical transformation. Having won the US Open just two months later, DeChambeau isn’t the only former winner of our National Championship to have been eliminated in recent days by an old sponsor.

Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) recently make his relationship With Dustin Johnson and Graeme McDowell. The two not only chose to sign with the LIV Golf Series, but did so on the week of RBC’s flagship event on the PGA Tour, the Canadian Open. More sponsors could follow in the footsteps of Rocket Mortgage and RBC, but most other sponsors have stayed with their players so far.

It makes sense that Rocket Mortgage and RBC would act in unison with the PGA Tour that Disciplinary action announced to its defectors on Thursday after launching the first starting point at the inaugural LIV Golf Series Invitational event. Other notable companies that have partnerships with the PGA Tour and its players and have hosted tournaments this season include Farmers Insurance, Workday, Fortinet, Mastercard, and AT&T, among others. If any of their ambassadors make the jump from the PGA Tour, a similar haven will likely unfold.

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