This Week’s Saudi Arabia Event is Latest Chapter in a Power Struggle with PGA Tour That Has Only Begun

Bryson DeChambeau plays the 2021 Saudi International.

Bryson DeChambeau at the 2021 Saudi International.

Halfway around the globe, Bryson DeChambeau, Dustin Johnson, and Phil Mickelson will soon make a statement without saying a word as they tee off at the Royal Greens Golf and Country Club in Saudi Arabia.

That Big Three, each of whom is an independent contractor, will essentially say that they are happy to accept Saudi money when it’s tossed their way.

The money is reported to start at $2 million and escalate up to $10 million. Those are appearances fees based on the player and his drawing power. Who