Even when Bryson DeChambeau doesn’t win, he nonetheless dominates the storylines.
After lacking a birdie putt that gave Patrick Cantlay the win on the BMW Championship on Sunday, DeChambeau first gave his hat to a fan standing on the rope line earlier than making his approach again to the Caves Valley clubhouse.
That’s when — in keeping with an ESPN.com report — one other fan, who waited till DeChambeau had walked by however was nonetheless inside earshot, jeered, “Nice job, Brooksie!”
The 27-year-old furiously spun round and began to stroll within the fan’s route, yelling, “You realize what? Get the f–ok out!”
As a substitute of additional escalating issues, nonetheless, he motioned for a police provide to return over and cope with the heckler.
The PGA Tour declined remark to ESPN on the topic.
The fan was referring to fellow golf professional Brooks Koepka, with whom DeChambeau has had an ongoing feud. In Might, the 2’s mutual disdain for each other continued when a leaked video of a post-round Golf Channel interview from the PGA championship confirmed Koepka rolling his eyes and cursing as DeChambeau walked behind him within the shot.
Shortly after, it was introduced that Phil Mickelson would group up with Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady to tackle DeChambeau and Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers in Capital One’s The Match charity golf event. Koepka took the chance to tweet his sympathies to Rodgers for having to be paired together with his rival.
“It’s good to be residing lease free in your head!” DeChambeau wrote again.
There was additionally the notorious “gradual play” feedback again in 2019, when a number of PGA Tour gamers, together with Koepka, referred to as DeChambeau out for his tempo of play. DeChambeau then confronted Koepka’s caddie, and advised him to inform his boss to make his gradual play feedback “to my face.” Moreover, DeChambeau was caught on a livestream saying Koepka, who had appeared in ESPN’s The Physique Challenge, didn’t have abs.
DeChambeau had a number of possibilities to place away the event, together with lacking a five-foot putt on the second playoff gap.
All he needed to do to win on the second playoff gap was sink a five-foot putt, however he barely missed it, and play continued. Cantlay then went on to win on the sixth playoff gap.
DeChambeau’s close to confrontation with a fan wasn’t the one weird incident on Sunday. Whereas standing over his second shot on the par-4 14th gap, main Cantlay by a stroke within the remaining spherical, DeChambeau noticed Cantlay strolling.
“Patrick, are you able to cease strolling?” DeChambeau shouted whereas stepping away from the tee.
After DeChambeau hit his strategy 37 toes, Cantlay went on to drop his putt, from 21 toes, to tie the 2020 U.S. Open champion atop the leaderboard.