Overnight, PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan sent shockwaves through the Golf Twitter world when he classified chants of “Brooksy” in the direction of Bryson DeChambeau as harrassing behaviour, the type that could get fans kicked out at tournaments moving forward. We can say with almost certainty that with enough alcohol, the “Brooksy Rule” will be put to the test this week at the Tour Championship.
The vocal minority have already begun weighing in on social media, and the cries of golf being “soft” are already loud and clear. Like all opinions, that’s one people are entitled to, though more nuanced opinion-havers are finding themselves in the “this has gone a little too far” camp.
As for DeChambeau’s fellow pros, a number of them offered their opinions on the matter on Twitter, and most had fun with it as opposed to actually digging in on one side (smart move). James Hahn, a two-time PGA Tour winner, kicked it off shortly after news of Monahan’s announcement broke:
Lee Westwood joined in on the fun not long after:
Shane Lowry then reminded us all that he’s dealt with people calling him the wrong name for quite some time now, though it’s obviously an honest mistake:
And yes, of course Twitter kings Joel Dahmen and Max Homa got their PIP ranking up:
Pretty good stuff, though there’s one reaction we’re still waiting for. We’ll let you use your imagination on that one.
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