Bryson DeChambeau Would Prefer If You’d Stop Walking

Bryson DeChambeau lost to Patrick Cantlay in a six-hole playoff yesterday at the BMW Championship, but not before he could do something strange. Right before his approach shot, Cantlay decided to advance himself up the fairway while Bryson was still standing over his ball. And for that, DeChambeau let him hear it on camera:

To be fair, Cantlay should have known better. Bryson was obviously ticked off and handled this as bluntly as he probably could’ve, but he’s still right. You don’t walk down the fairway while a player focuses on his shot, even if it’s Bryson DeChambeau. It’s the same as stepping on a player’s putting line or talking during a friend’s backswing.

You’ll make the annoyed friend look like the bad guy for saying something when the focus should be on your lack of professionalism. For once, we’re actually siding with Bryson, who’s just trying to make sure players are following golf etiquette.

Written by Gary Sheffield, Jr

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  1. This incident showed off just how little NBC’s announcers actually know about golf. I’ve been playing competitive golf since high school and something like this happens probably every other tournament. Everybody playing knows it’s not malicious and nobody is offended by such a request.

    To then say Patrick made those putts because he was trying extra hard just to spite Bryson is really dumb. This is the final group on Sunday of one of the biggest tournaments on tour; Patrick was already giving it 100%.

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