Defiant Bryson DeChambeau calls out slow play ‘haters’ in video rant
If you thought Byrson DeChambeau had finally seen the light on slow play after his public shaming last week, think again. This week, DeChambeau went on a new rant about the “haters” criticizing him for slow play, while doubling down in defense of his pace of play.
DeChambeau is still hearing a chorus of criticism for several slow play incidents at last week’s Northern Trust that reignited a heated debate on Tour. After initially firing back at the pros who had publicly ripped into him, DeChambeau adopted a more conciliatory tone on Tuesday, saying he would do his “very best” to improve his pace of play, and that he was “committed to being a part of the solution, not the problem.”
But that new attitude had evaporated by Wednesday. DeChambeau was playing in the BMW Championship Pro-Am when someone in his group filmed a new response to his slow play critics on Snapchat. Fortunately, the video was later posted on Twitter, allowing everyone to hear how DeChambeau truly feels.
Over the course of about 40 seconds, DeChambeau complains that he gets blamed for slow play when “we’re on these guys a—- all the time.
“Last week I played under time par,” he continues. “This week I’m going to do the same thing.”
He also claimed that he was “never put on the clock last week,” again implying that the slow play accusations against him were unfounded.
The five-time PGA Tour winner closed out his rant on a defiant (and profane) note, saying, “Y’all can say whatever you want, but we’re having a f—— awesome time. So screw all y’all haters, no big deal. I still love y’all, even though you hate me.”
Check it out below.
Despite the strong language, it’s important to note that Bryson’s diatribe is delivered with a lighthearted tone. That doesn’t mean, however, that his comments won’t further stoke a debate that has seen Tour pros attacking each other on Twitter, with even Phil Mickelson calling Luke Donald “an idiot” for suggesting one solution to slow play.
But DeChambeau’s comments also suggest that he truly doesn’t believe his current pace of play is a problem. Given that reality, it would be foolish to expect a major change from Bryson this week.
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