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Bryson DeChambeau explains confrontation with cameraman at Rocket Mortgage Classic

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The week ended in glory for Bryson DeChambeau at the Rocket Mortgage Classic, but a run-in with a camera operator cast a shadow on the Californian’s third round at the event.

On Saturday, after firing his club into the sand after a shot from the greenside bunker on the seventh hole, the 26-year-old confronted a cameraman who had kept his lens on DeChambeau throughout the hole.

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When asked to discuss the incident by Golf Channel’s Will Gray, DeChambeau explained why he took the cameraman to task.

“He was literally watching me the whole entire way up after getting out of the bunker, walking up next to the green. And I just was like, ‘Sir, what is the need to watch me that long?’ I understand it’s his job to video me, but at the same point, I think we need to start protecting our players out here compared to showing a potential vulnerability and hurting someone’s image. I just don’t think that’s necessarily the right thing to do.”

DeChambeau’s explanation put him in hot water amongst plenty of golf fans who slammed the Californian’s direct approach. Following Sunday’s impressive victory, DeChambeau looked to put the incident behind him, saying:

“Look, I respect everybody, and I think people took it the wrong way and I’m sorry that they did so.

I just felt like a minute long for videoing me was kind of a little weird, but we talked it out, and it was all great and no issues, no issues whatsoever. So, appreciate what they do, and appreciate everybody that works hard out here to provide great entertainment.”

Sunday’s win at the Rocket Mortgage Classic was DeChambeau’s sixth victory on tour.

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Gianni is the Assistant Editor at GolfWRX. He can be contacted at gianni@golfwrx.com. Follow him on Twitter @giannimosquito

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  1. Jack Nash

    Jul 6, 2020 at 4:27 pm

    Why does he have to explain anything? Are some people in that dire need to hear what Bryson said? Who gaf.

  2. Pelling

    Jul 6, 2020 at 3:17 pm

    This is like Trump worrying about how he’ll look in a mask. Hey, Donald, here’s a tip: you’ll look like a fat old guy with orange skin and bad hair wearing a dumb blue shirt and bright tie… but with a mask.

  3. joro

    Jul 6, 2020 at 11:56 am

    What a bunch of ignorant Dopes. This guy is working to win a Golf Tournament in his workplace and hits terrible shot. He has a right to be touchy just like any of you would when something goes radically wrong. Of course non of you ever have any thing go wrong and if it did you would just smile and go on, what a crock. Just a bunch of stupid haters who have to tell just how ignorant they really are. You know nothing about the guy yet you right at the front of the hate wagon. PITIFUL!!!

  4. dookie

    Jul 6, 2020 at 11:25 am

    A little roid rage maybe ?

  5. Used to be a 3

    Jul 6, 2020 at 11:14 am

    I hate fake apologies. Basically this immature, spoiled baby is saying “I’m so sorry that those of you who are criticizing me are not smart enough to understand what I was saying.”

  6. chip75

    Jul 6, 2020 at 11:03 am

    So Bryson was worried that after the bunker incident (not sure what firing the club into the sand means? Raquet abuse?) the camera operator would show him in a bad light, so Bryson expedited the process?

    Mission accomplished.

  7. mark smith

    Jul 6, 2020 at 10:53 am

    Happy Gilmore, Christopher McDonald’s character and Tin Cup, Don Johnson’s character

  8. Majduffer

    Jul 6, 2020 at 10:45 am

    My how our memories fade. I guess we forgot all the foul mouth tirades Tiger had on the course. Parents having to cover their children’s ears. Or the number times TW refused post
    round interviews because things didn’t go his way. Top that off with his adulterous lust fueled escapades off the course. BC has a long way to go to fill TWs gross behavior.

    • Used to be a 3

      Jul 6, 2020 at 11:11 am

      Did the writer of the article go out of his way to praise Tiger’s exemplary behavior? Is everybody on here posting about how it’s too bad Brandon can’t be as wonderful as Tiger? I missed all that, and that sort of stuff would be the only thing that could conceivably justify you going off on a bizarre polemic about someone’s past behavior, much of it over a decade old, in an article that had nothing whatsoever to do with him. Get over your hatred for Tiger. Maybe clean your own house, tend to your own issues, which seem pretty pronounced based on you behavior here.

      • Used to be a 3

        Jul 6, 2020 at 11:17 am

        Bryson, not Brandon. Typing on phone.

  9. PJM

    Jul 6, 2020 at 10:21 am

    “I’m sorry they took it the wrong way.” translation (Bryson to English): “I’m not sorry for a damn thing. It’s your fault. Look at my Cobra irons, Puma shoes and Bridgestone golf balls. Follow me on Instagram.”

  10. Imafitter

    Jul 6, 2020 at 10:18 am

    A Golf Channel producer, not at this tournament, stated that Bryson was definitely WRONG! He’s a performer, paid to perform in front of audiences, and if he makes a mistake, that’s how it goes. Years ago I watched Hale Irwin at Firestone tell people to get away from him and leave him alone…I’ve hated him ever since. I feel the same about Bryson…he’s nothing but a spoiled cry-baby!

    • geohogan

      Jul 7, 2020 at 3:37 pm

      “cry baby”?
      Narcissistic personality disorder — one of several types of personality disorders — is a mental condition in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance, a deep need for excessive attention and admiration, troubled relationships, and a lack of empathy for others. But behind this mask of extreme confidence lies a fragile self-esteem that’s vulnerable to the slightest criticism.

      A narcissistic personality disorder causes problems in many areas of life, such as relationships, work, school or financial affairs. People with narcissistic personality disorder may be generally unhappy and disappointed when they’re not given the special favors or admiration they believe they deserve. They may find their relationships unfulfilling, and others may not enjoy being around them.

  11. Dj

    Jul 6, 2020 at 7:50 am

    and he wonders why people don’t like him

    • JP

      Jul 6, 2020 at 10:18 am

      Oh he knows why… hahaha
      .
      “Look, I respect everybody, and I think people took it the wrong way and I’m sorry that they did so.“ —- Not an apology for acting out and ‘firing his club into the sand’. Rather, he decided to blame everyone else for taking it the wrong way. He’s sorry people took it the wrong way. Yes, it’s the viewers fault, not yours.

    • Imafitter

      Jul 6, 2020 at 10:22 am

      Remember the scene in “Tin Cup” with Don Johnson’s character and the autograph for the kid? That’s DeChambeau!

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The DailyWRX (8/4/2020): PGA Champ locker room | Brooks is coming in hot

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Peace out, Judy…

Merch tent…

…ow a locker room. Kinda reminds me of the “gym dorms” from Revenge of the Nerds.

What…

…in the fresh hell is this get-up?

From Big Breaker…

…to tour winner.

Coming in real hot…

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Golf betting games: Ways to win money from your friends on the golf course

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Nothing enhances a day out on the course, quite like a couple of fun golf betting games. For those that want to pick up some extra cash (or are prepared to lose some!), golf has an abundance of entertaining games that can keep things interesting at all times.

Here at GolfWRX, we’ve decided to put together this list of 8 fun betting games for you to have up your sleeve the next time you fancy winning some cash on the course.

8 great golf betting games

Snake

A golf betting game all about putting.

No gimmes are allowed, and anytime a player three-putts or worse, a specific amount of money (assigned by the group at the beginning of the round) gets added to the pot. The cash keeps accumulating, and the last player to three-putt pays the other players in the group that amount. 

You’ll never focus harder on the greens than when playing Snake.

Rabbit

Effectively like the kid’s game ‘Tag’, Rabbit is a game where the first player in the group to win a hole becomes the Rabbit. The next person to win a subsequent hole becomes the Rabbit, and whoever is the Rabbit by the end of the round takes the spoils.

Nassau

This ‘three bets in one’ golf betting game keeps things competitive throughout the round. The three contests are ‘Front 9 winner’, ‘Back 9 winner’ and ’18 hole winner’. Typically, the contest will be match play, but Nassau also works great using the strokeplay format.

Vegas

A game for those with a thick wallet and prepared to win or lose big!

Vegas involves four players split into two pairings. After each hole, the scores from each player in the same pairing are combined uniquely. If both players scored a four on the hole, then their score for the hole would be 44. If one scores a three and the other a five, then their score would be 35 (lower of the two scores placed first).

Payouts are determined by points differential, which can add up quickly!

Wolf

A game made for foursomes that is all about strategy. 

At the beginning of the round, it is decided who will open as the ‘Wolf’, a role which will then alternate between the four players after each hole. After players tee off on the hole, the wolf on the hole can choose a partner for that hole. Should the wolf or the partner win that hole, then both players will be awarded two points. If the wolf and their partner lose, then the other two members receive three points.

However, the wolf has the option to be the ‘lone wolf’ and should they beat the other three players on that hole then the wolf wins four points. Any player who beats a lone wolf on the hole is awarded one point. 

Bounce Back

Bounce Back is a game which volatile golfers will love.

Points are awarded to players who follow a double bogey or worse with a par or better. However, following a double bogey or worse with another? That will lose you a point.

Bingo, Bango, Bongo

This game is broken down into three parts which all award points.

Bingo: The first player in the group to hit their ball on the green.

Bango: The player in the group whose golf ball is closest to the pin after all the golf balls are on the green.

Bongo: The first player in the group to hole out.

Points are awarded and tallied after each hole, and at the end of the round, the person with the most points takes home the pot.

Strike Three

The perfect game for high handicap players or anyone who struggles with the odd blow-up hole.

After playing 18 holes, each player gets to throw away the scores from their three highest-scoring holes. You take your best 15 holes from the round, and the winner is the person with the lowest cumulative total.

 

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Let’s get to it then, here are six of the best #GolfWRX photos from the past 24 hours.

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Gorgeous looking iron from National Custom Works.

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For when you only need the four clubs.

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Sometimes you just need a handful… #lessthan14 #golfwrx

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DLC over chrome.

Dropping Thursday from Sugar Skull Golf.

Get hashtagging your golf posts #GolfWRX for your chance to feature in our best of Instagram posts in the future!

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