Bryson DeChambeau is enjoying an excellent last 12 months of golf. He is fresh off winning his second U.S. Open title Sunday, doing so in dramatic fashion. DeChambeau hit the “best shot of my life” on the 72nd hole to win the trophy.

DeChambeau joined an exclusive list of players to win multiple U.S. Open titles by 30 years of age. Only Jack Nicklaus, Ernie Els, Tiger Woods and Brooks Koepka had previously accomplished that feat.

One day later, the members of Team USA's Olympic golf team were announced. DeChambeau was not on the list, despite his recent success. Team USA is comprised of Scottie Scheffler, Xander Schauffele, Collin Morikawa and Wyndham Clark.

The American Olympic Committee utilizes the Official World Golf Rankings (OWGR) to fill the spots. DeChambeau, a member of LIV Golf, has watched his ranking plummet over the last couple of years. Of course, the OWGR announced and reiterated they have no plans to award points to LIV tournaments.

Sunday's win at the U.S. Open vaulted him to number 10 overall, and the sixth American behind Patrick Cantlay as well. But that obviously was not enough to warrant a spot.

DeChambeau addressed the news of his omission from Team USA on the Pat McAfee Show on ESPN.

“I would love to represent the United States. It was tough for me not to go last time around because of COVID. It is one of those things that happened. Hopefully one day this game of golf will get figured out and we can come back together and I'll be able to play,” DeChambeau said of the PGA Tour-LIV Golf split.

“I'm playing great golf. Ultimately, am I frustrated, disappointed, sure,” he said matter-of-factly. “I made the choices that I made and there’s consequences to that and I respect that…”

It is refreshing to see someone take responsibility for their actions.

Bryson DeChambeau was aware that by taking the bag and ditching the PGA Tour for LIV, there would be opportunities missed. The Olympics was one of them.

He very easily could have taken a different approach. After all, it wasn't just his recent win at the U.S. Open that put him back into the elite conversation. He finished top six in all three majors this year, has a few top 10s on the LIV Tour, and even carded a 58 at LIV Mayakoba last summer.

He has been playing excellent golf for quite some time. Yet, the likable, two-time major champion took the high road.

Hopefully, the great schism within the sport of golf will find a resolution soon and golf fans, especially American golf fans, will not pay the price.