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Brandel Chamblee has issued a long and strongly-worded response to Anthony Kim branding him a ‘p***y’ and a ‘talentless fool’.

Comeback man Kim launched the astonishing attack on the tour-pro-turned-analyst after long-time LIV critic Chamblee appeared to change his position on Saudi Arabian investment into golf.

In an appearance on the Golf Channel earlier this week, Chamblee said: “The PGA Tour is in this pickle like it or not, but, do you want to compete with someone who’s not gonna go away (LIV), who can outspend you (PIF),” Chamblee said.

“Every move they make that makes their Tour better deletes your Tour and causes more division within the Tour. So the time is now, to Rory’s point about making a deal, I wouldn’t have said that a year ago… but it is the better end of the bargain.”

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That prompted a remarkable response on X (formerly Twitter) from Kim.

“Ramble Chamblee @chambleebrandel ur such a p**** 4 beating on ur chest & basically saying never retreat & hypocritically retreat,” wrote the LIV widlcard. “It is well known this talentless fool is disliked by most people in the golf world. U still gonna cover golf if @livgolf_league is involved?”

Now, Chamblee has hit back.

“This is about as inaccurate as a lot of Mickelson’s drives and sadly ironical coming two tweets after you asked for advice on raising your daughter that you would refer to someone as a female body part in a juvenile attempt to denigrate them,” wrote the former PGA Tour winner.

“It’s clear that you were not offered disability for your pithy takes.

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“As for your criticism of me saying a deal with the Saudis is the best deal for golf right now, it’s something I’ve said recently, because I don’t think the Saudis are going to turn away from the game and they will continue to be a poaching threat and dilute the product of the PGA Tour.”

He added: “It’s the sad reality of you and your brethren on the LIV tour willingly dealing with a murderous dictator for profit so that he can hide his atrocities, that golf has had to try to figure out how to mitigate the influence of MBS, PIF and LIV in the otherwise philanthropical and merit based world of professional golf.

“Now why don’t you get back to doing what you formerly did best, which is to wow the world with your talent.

“I don’t like LIV for a lot of reasons, but I certainly enjoyed your golf and would love to see you playing anything like the semblance of the golfer you used to be.”

Over to you, Anthony…


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Michael McEwan is the Deputy Editor of bunkered and has been part of the team since 2004. In that time, he has interviewed almost every major figure within the sport, from Jack Nicklaus, to Rory McIlroy, to Donald Trump. The host of the multi award-winning bunkered Podcast and a member of Balfron Golfing Society, Michael is the author of three books and is the 2023 PPA Scotland 'Writer of the Year' and 'Columnist of the Year'. Dislikes white belts, yellow balls and iron headcovers. Likes being drawn out of the media ballot to play Augusta National.

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