MEMFIS, Tenn. – Assof Bryson DeChambeau has not done enough these days. . . .
On Friday, the eight-time PGA Tour winner was announced by two professionals on the European Tour on Twitter for not shouting “Fore!” Did not shout after he made a faulty tap shot on the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational.
This is a standard practice intended to warn spectators that a ball is coming their way and will take cover.
Richard Bland, 48, an Englishman who was the 36-hole leader at the US Open this year and previously won his first ever European tournament at the British Masters, was critical of DeChambeau on Thursday – a day when DeChambeau hit 11 of 14 fairways and shot 65.
“Bryson plows it back into the crowd of the tea and no shouting from ‘Fore’.” Maybe someone needs to be seriously injured so he can learn. ”
Edoardo Molinari, 40, a three-time European tour winner from Italy, who is the older brother of the 2018 Open Champion Francesco Molinari, was also upset. His tweet also comes with a video of DeChambeau kicking off on the 18th hole.
“It should not be difficult to understand that you always have to shout ‘in front’ if you can hit a shot in the crowd,” Molinari tweeted. “When is anyone going to do anything about this? Hopefully before a spectator gets seriously injured!”
Neither Bland nor Molinari are in the WGC field and commented after watching television.
DeChambeau is not the only player called for this. This is a regular source of irritation in the game, which appeared at The Open last month, where DeChambeau was asked about it during a pre-tournament news conference.
“I’m screaming ahead,” DeChambeau said. “I do not know what you are talking about. There are a lot of people on the tea box screaming in front. You bring up a very controversial thing, which is unfortunate, but 99 percent of the time I do, and unfortunately people think I do not. But it’s good, they can say what they want. ”
(It is also fair to point out that the distance that DeChambeau and other forwards hit the ball, that their cries can not be heard 300 meters from the court; however, the idea is that others will also sound the warning when the player do it.)
DeChambeau was not asked about it after his round on Friday, a 4-under-par 66 at TPC Southwind, which tied him seventh, four strokes behind the second-round leader. Harris Engels.
It has been a difficult few months for DeChambeau. He shot 44 over the last nine holes in the U.S. Open to ruin the chance to defend his title; he divorces his longtime caddy, Tim Tucker, at the Rocket Mortgage Classic and then misses the track; at The Open, he said his manager was ‘struggling’ and partly blamed the club for a disappointing opening round, only to have his equipment maker and underwriter, Cobra, publicly chastised for the comments.
Two weeks ago, DeChambeau tested positive for COVID-19 and knocked him out of the Olympics.
Earlier this week at TPC Southwind, he explained his condition of COVID and admitted that he had not been vaccinated, and wrongly reasoned that there were not enough doses.
“I’m young enough, I’d rather give it (the vaccine) to people who need it,” he said, “I don’t need it. I am a healthy, young individual who will continue to work on my health. I do not think it is a good thing to take the vaccine away from someone who needs it. ‘
DeChambeau, who admitted to losing 8 to 10 pounds while recovering from his positive COVID-19, received significant setbacks for the comments.
He plays the third round of the WGC-St. Jude Invitation with Louis Oosthuizen and begins at 1:30 p.m. ET.