He had just lost a highly emotional and mentally taxing six-hole playoff, one that offered him multiple chances to win, and Bryson DeChambeau just wanted to exit the golf course.
As he made his way up the hill to the clubhouse, with Patrick Cantlay basking in the glow of victory back down on the 18th green, an overzealous fan went too far, according to a report by ESPN’s Kevin Van Valkenburg.
This fan decided to wait for DeChambeau to pass by and then offered up the now unoriginal and over-played “Great job, Brooksie” jab.
For DeChambeau, it was the last straw. He whirled around, according to the report, and started walking towards the offender.
“You know what? Get the (expletive) out!” DeChambeau yelled. Van Valkenburg then wrote that DeChambeau “had rage in his eyes.”
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Despite TV announcers over the weekend trying to downplay the amount of chirping DeChambeau had to deal with for four days, Van Valkenburg writes that he heard it “dozens of times.” He also says fans openly cheered when DeChambeau hit a drive into a creek.
The PGA Tour declined comment when asked about the incident by ESPN.