Despite having one of the better seasons of his career on the golf course, Bryson DeChambeau hasn’t gained many fans. In fact, he may have lost many that he had thanks to CameraGate, CameraGate part two and AntGate.
Fortunately for DeChambeau, Brooks Koepka took much of the attention off him with his comments on Saturday night at the PGA Championship. Suddenly, Koepka was Golf Twitter’s No.1 sworn enemy.
Well, was. The spotlight is now glaring right back in DeChambeau’s direction thanks to an incident on Thursday at TPC Boston. DeChambeau, who opened the Northern Trust with an even par 71, was caught on a hot mic asking someone if they’d mind “talking a little quieter over there, please.” OK, fine, he said please, and he’s far from the first tour pro to ask someone to lower their voice during a shot.
But then DeChambeau dropped a line that was practically begging to be mocked. “I can hear you all the way over there, sound travels.” Oh boy:
Bryson DeChambeau already on tilt and mad at someone other than himself: “Sound travels.” pic.twitter.com/o6ia4DK2Ob
— Mike Cole (@MikeColeNESN) August 20, 2020
Science, or something.
What’s particularly perplexing is that these events are still fanless, and we doubt he was talking to a cameraman. Perhaps it was one of those pesky members of the media.
Not surprisingly, the Bryson haters were out in full force:
Bryson DeChambeau just asked some spectators to be quiet and it really bothered me. I respect the quiet nature of golf, but if you can't handle a little bit of chatter 50 yards away then just pack up your clubs and go home.
— Joe Nelson (@JoeBMTN) August 20, 2020
The world really divided into two types of people in 2020…
…those that really dislike Bryson DeChambeau and those who don’t watch golf.
— Mike Schaefer (@mikejschaefer) August 20, 2020
SOUND TRAVELS pic.twitter.com/rTuuVMEt8z
— Aaron Davis (@ATDav1s) August 20, 2020