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What GolfWRXers are saying about Bryson DeChambeau’s rules argument at the Memorial Tournament



In our forums, our members have been discussing Bryson DeChambeau’s late collapse on Friday which saw the 26-year-old miss his first cut since golf’s restart.

DeChambeau twice hit the ball out of bounds from a poor lie with his three wood on the par-5 15th hole, and on his third attempt, DeChambeau’s ball ended up just short of the water.

The Californian then claimed one of his shots was not OB as it was underneath the fence. Rules official Slugger White stepped in to explain to DeChambeau why it was indeed OB, and it was a decision the golf scientist was clearly unhappy about, requesting a second ruling before saying “They are giving me a garbage ruling as usual”.

The ruling was not changed, and DeChambeau went on to make a 10 on the hole, ending his chances of playing the weekend.

Here are a few posts from our members on the incident, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • nitram: “Am I the only one who thought of Tin Cup when he hit his 5th and 7th shots???”
  • J13: “Him counting all 10 shots after putting out was great and so relatable. More please.”
  • widow-maker: “I was entertained. Hasn’t been much of that lately in the sports world. We need our antagonists to keep things from getting boring. Sergio, Poulter, Koepka, and Reed can’t do this on their own. Bryson spurs controversy, which spurs conversation. It’s good for the game in some sense. Tiger overshadowed the game for a long time as both protagonist and antagonist. You need colorful characters to have a good story. So many of these guys are like automatons out there.”
  • Pepperturbo: “The inside (golf course side) edge of the fence post is OB, so when a line is drawn between that portion and the next post, that determines if the ball is OB or not. Ball was OB.”

Entire Thread: “Bryson DeChambeau’s rules argument at the Memorial Tournament”

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Gianni is the Assistant Editor at GolfWRX. He can be contacted at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @giannimosquito



  1. Pelling

    Jul 22, 2020 at 8:22 am

    Thinking behind the wood from the rough was the problem. He wasn’t going to reach the green in two, so why not lay up, hit the third on the green,, have a putt for birdie? Dumb course management, and his caddy should have spoken up.

  2. Todd Dugan

    Jul 20, 2020 at 2:26 pm

    Pretty basic rule. Always amazing how poorly pros know the rules, nevermind amatuers. If Bryson spent 1/100th of the time studying the rules as he does studying everything else related to his game, then he’d know the rules well.

  3. Madeline Morgan

    Jul 20, 2020 at 2:02 pm

    He no doubt sees himself as some kind of misunderstood genius who has always gone his own way in the face of opposition from lesser minds. What the rest of us see though, is a supremely talented by spoiled rotten kid with little to no impulse control who is badly in need of a kick in pants and some tough love.

  4. Larry

    Jul 20, 2020 at 11:02 am

    Once again DeChambeau proves why he is so disliked by everyone!!! He’s a spoiled brat!! Hope he misses every cut!!!

    • Leftcoast

      Jul 20, 2020 at 12:09 pm

      I liked Bryson so it not everyone. Cookie cutter players and commentators are killing the sport.

    • Jack Nash

      Jul 20, 2020 at 1:35 pm

      I like what Faldo called him after that incident. “De Shambles”. Looked to me that he was just wasting time because he knew he was out of the Tourney. Pretty sad when your playing partner has to watch that BS, no win situation with the ref.

      • Moosejaw McWilligher

        Jul 20, 2020 at 7:05 pm

        That’s a great example to set for young fans of golf – making fun of someone’s name. That’s grade-school nonsense. And we wonder why the world doesn’t improve. Faldo should know better. His name is bound to have been the target of some cruel homonyms over the years.

    • Milo

      Jul 20, 2020 at 2:52 pm

      I love Bryson fyi

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19th Hole

How much each player won at the 2021 CJ Cup



Rory McIlroy made it win number 20 on the PGA Tour, and the Irishman’s victory earned him an impressive payday of $1,755,000 in Las Vegas. Collin Morikawa’s blistering final round vaulted him up the leaderboard on Sunday and secured the current Open champion another check for over $1 million.

With a total prize purse of $9.75 million up for grabs, here’s a look at how much each player won at the 2021 CJ Cup.

1: Rory McIlroy, -25, $1,755,000

2: Collin Morikawa, -24, $1,053,000

T-3: Rickie Fowler, -22, $565,500

T-3: Keith Mitchell, -22, $565,500

T-5: Sam Burns, 267/-21, $342,468.75

T-5: Talor Gooch, 267/-21, $342,468.75

T-5: Adam Scott, 267/-21, $342,468.75

T-5: Aaron Wise, 267/-21, $342,468.75

T-9: Harry Higgs, 268/-20, $243,750

T-9: Sungjae Im, 268/-20, $243,750

T-9: Cameron Smith, 268/-20, $243,750

T-9: Robert Streb, 268/-20, $243,750

T-9: Gary Woodland, 268/-20, $243,750

T-14: Abraham Ancer, 269/-19, $169,065

T-14: Chris Kirk, 269/-19, $169,065

T-14: Webb Simpson, 269/-19, $169,065

T-14: Jhonattan Vegas, 269/-19, $169,065

T-18: Emiliano Grillo, 270/-18, $116,331.43

T-18: Viktor Hovland, 270/-18, $116,331.43

T-18: Ian Poulter, 270/-18, $116,331.43

T-18: Xander Schauffele, 270/-18, $116,331.43

T-18: Jordan Spieth, 270/-18, $116,331.43

T-18: Justin Thomas, 270/-18, $116,331.43

T-18: Tyrrell Hatton, 270/-18, $116,331.42

T-25: Paul Casey, 271/-17, $70,506.43

T-25: Sergio Garcia, 271/-17, $70,506.43

T-25: Russell Henley, 271/-17, $70,506.43

T-25: Mackenzie Hughes, 271/-17, $70,506.43

T-25: K.H. Lee, 271/-17, $70,506.43

T-25: Carlos Ortiz, 271/-17, $70,506.43

T-25: Erik van Rooyen, 271/-17, $70,506.42

T-32: Keegan Bradley, 272/-16, $51,610

T-32: Tom Hoge, 272/-16, $51,610

T-32: Sung Kang, 272/-16, $51,610

T-32: Seonghyeon Kim, 272/-16, $51,610

T-32: Hudson Swafford, 272/-16, $51,610

T-32: Harold Varner III, 272/-16, $51,610

T-38: Tommy Fleetwood, 273/-15, $37,635

T-38: Matt Jones, 273/-15, $37,635

T-38: Brooks Koepka, 273/-15, $37,635

T-38: Marc Leishman, 273/-15, $37,635

T-38: Maverick McNealy, 273/-15, $37,635

T-38: Louis Oosthuizen, 273/-15, $37,635

T-38: Scottie Scheffler, 273/-15, $37,635

T-45: Tony Finau, 274/-14, $27,007.50

T-45: Lucas Glover, 274/-14, $27,007.50

T-45: Dustin Johnson, 274/-14, $27,007.50

T-45: Joaquin Niemann, 274/-14, $27,007.50

T-49: Stewart Cink, 275/-13, $21,723

T-49: Joohyung Kim, 275/-13, $21,723

T-49: Sebastián Muñoz, 275/-13, $21,723

T-49: Kevin Na, 275/-13, $21,723

T-49: Kevin Streelman, 275/-13, $21,723

T-54: Kevin Kisner, 276/-12, $20,085

T-54: Jason Kokrak, 276/-12, $20,085

T-54: Shane Lowry, 276/-12, $20,085

T-57: Minkyu Kim, 277/-11, $19,597.50

T-57: Justin Rose, 277/-11, $19,597.50

T-59: Byeong Hun An, 278/-10, $19,012.50

T-59: Hideki Matsuyama, 278/-10, $19,012.50

T-59: Alex Noren, 278/-10, $19,012.50

T-59: Cameron Tringale, 278/-10, $19,012.50

63: Rasmus Hojgaard, 279/-9, $18,525

T-64: Cam Davis, 280/-8, $18,037.50

T-64: Jason Day, 280/-8, $18,037.50

T-64: Patton Kizzire, 280/-8, $18,037.50

T-64: Sanghun Shin, 280/-8, $18,037.50

T-68: Branden Grace, 281/-7, $17,257.50

T-68: Charley Hoffman, 281/-7, $17,257.50

T-68: Jaekyeong Lee, 281/-7, $17,257.50

T-68: Patrick Reed, 281/-7, $17,257.50

T-72: Brian Harman, 282/-6, $16,575

T-72: Max Homa, 282/-6, $16,575

T-72: Yoseop Seo, 282/-6, $16,575

75: Hanbyeol Kim, 284/-4, $16,185

76: Si Woo Kim, 288/ E, $15,990

77: Charl Schwartzel, 295/ 7, $15,795

W/D: Harris English

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‘Up & Down’ – Bubba Watson releasing book detailing how he overcame struggles off-course



Bubba Watson took to Instagram over the weekend to unveil his new book ‘Up & Down’, which is billed as “The inspiring Story of an Imperfect Man”.

Per the description on the book’s site, Watson “began to let the constant criticism from fans and commentators haunt his thoughts”, and in his new book, the big-hitting Lefty shares how he:

  • “Overcame his anxiety and feelings of inadequacy
  • Found his true identity not in the standards of the world but in the God who already knows he is enough
  • Learned to trust God with his gifts, family, and biggest dreams
  • Became the husband, father, friend, and mentor he was called to be”


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The two-time Masters Champion’s story drops on November 2nd and is available to pre-order now at

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Brutal 360-degree lip out leads to 1-stroke penalty at CJ Cup



Seonghyeon Kim was making only his second start on Tour at the weekend and suffered a brutal break on his 72nd hole that cost the South Korean almost $20k.

Faced with a 3′ 4″ birdie putt on 18, Kim saw his ball lip out in brutal fashion in front of a stunned crowd, with one spectator screaming, “Did you see that?”.

As an equally shocked Kim assessed what he had just witnessed, the Korean patiently waited until his ball dramatically fell into the cup. “Don’t you love this game, Steve Sands?” said Trevor Immelman over a cheering crowd, but the incident was about to take a grim turn.

Per rule 13.3a, on a putt overhanging the hole, “the player is allowed a reasonable time to reach the hole and 10 more seconds to wait to see whether the ball will fall into the hole.”

As you can see from the video, Kim took far longer than 10 seconds, and therefore was assessed a 1-stroke penalty turning his birdie into a par.

The penalty saw Kim finish T32 when if his putt had dropped within the 10-second allocation, he’d have secured a top-25 spot and with it an extra payday of approximately just over $17k.


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