LIV Golf rebel Bryson DeChambeau hits back at US Open rowdy by timing him on slow play in final round
- DeChambeau ultimately finished the tournament tied for 20th at one over
- The 29-year-old, who won the US Open in 2020, is known for his short temper
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Bryson DeChambeau grew testy with a fan timing him on a slow play at the US Open, as footage from the tournament shows the LIV Golf rebel hitting back at the heckler for his antics.
DeChambeau, 29, walked straight onto the tee during the final round of Los Angeles on Sunday, according to video shared by Golf Digest on social media, as the interaction unfolded.
“You’re still timing because they just left buddy green,” the golfer told the fan, who didn’t show up in footage circulating on Twitter.
“Are you still timing? Ok thank you.’
DeChambeau, who won the US Open once in 2020 – his only major championship victory – eventually finished tied for 20th at a flyover at the end of this year’s edition of the tournament.
Bryson DeChambeau was annoyed by a spectator timing him on a slow game at the US Open
DeChambeau is used to posting a short fuse with sports officials and spectators
“Here’s Bryson DeChambeau tweeting a guy timing him at the US Open this weekend,” journalist Christopher Powers wrote while sharing the clip. ‘Looks like he’s *swallow* in right?
‘I love the ‘k’ thank you.’ Punctual delivery.’
Slow play has been a hot topic in golf since April, when Brooks Koepka fumed over the Masters’ “brutally slow” pace during a goodbye shot to Patrick Cantlay. In Georgia, Koepka finished second to Spaniard Jon Rahm.
DeChambeau – the world number 89 in golf – did not bring his A-Game with him to the LA Country Club, where the US Open was being played this year, as he barely followed through before a final 74.
Additionally, DeChambeau was booed by fans at the PGA Championship in May, where he finished in fourth place with three under par. Last week’s incident is not the first time the golfer has run into spectators on a golf course.
In 2020, DeChambeau took on a cameraman he felt was too close to him at the Rocket Mortgage Championship. He was also angered by a fan who tweeted “great job Brooksie” after the 2021 BMW Championship, in reference to his former feud with Koepka.
DeChambeau joined LIV Golf in 2022 and is in favor of the controversial PGA-LIV Golf merger
In 2019, at Club de Golf Chapultepec in Mexico, DeChambeau was caught in anger on camera when he snatched his putter from his caddy and immediately rammed it to the edge of the green.
After defecting to LIV Golf last year over a deal worth $125 million, ‘The Scientist’ – DeChambeau’s nickname for America’s analytical and scientific approaches to the sport – is one of the leading reconciliation advocates amid controversial PGA-LIV Golf merger.
‘I don’t know exactly what [9/11 families] feel. I can never know how they feel, but I have enormous respect for their position and what they believe. I also don’t want something like this to happen again,’ he told CNN earlier in June.
“I think as we move forward, we have to look to the path of peace, especially in forgiveness, especially if we’re trying to fix the world and make it a better place.”