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

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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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  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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MLB All-Star sued for $64k by North Carolina Country Club

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Booking tee-times has often been a contentious issue even for the most private of clubs, but San Diego Padres star, Will Myers, has found his frustrations leading to the courts.

According to a recent report by The Charlotte Observer, Myers and his wife, Margaret, joined Carmel Country Club in ‘lockdown’ year 2020 after issues with his previous club, problems that included availability of tee-times due to high demand.

Per the report, after paying 20 percent of his $80,000 initiation fee, the remainder was to be paid annually over a period of four years. However, with golf experiencing a boom during the year of the pandemic, tee times were again hard to obtain and in December 2020, the Myers’ resigned and cancelled their membership.

In response to his resignation, Carmel then charged the couple for the remainder of the fee – $64,000 – and set a date of December 2020 for the amount due. They then took to the courts in March 2021 to find the couple countersuing three months later, stating they had suffered |knowing misinterpretations and commissions.”

Court filings state that the MLB star “found it almost impossible to find a tee-time and frequently could not even use the driving range.”

Carmel denied all accusations and would go on to say that the COVID-19 pandemic “immediately and overwhelmingly altered the lifestyles and available leisure activities for all members of the club.”

The trial is set for February 2022.

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The Match V: Brooks vs Bryson – Full Viewer’s Guide

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Those with long memories might recall the halcyon days of television’s Shell’s Wonderful World of Golf, a series of two or three-player stroke-play ‘match’ events that showed many of the top golfers of the day in light-hearted but competitive action over 18 holes.

Players such as Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus, Ernie Els, Phil Mickelson, Karrie Webb and Annika Sorenstam were some of the miked-up stars that thrilled the crowd and viewers with their comments throughout the hour or so of recorded coverage.

Not in their wildest dreams could they envisage that 27 years later, we would get to a point where two golfers meet in what has become a huge grudge match, with both Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka ramping up the hate over the past few months and even further over the past couple of days.

Cartoon hate or real? Either way, this made-for-TV match has the golfing public eagerly awaiting the best of-12 hole bout and here is the outline of how, when and what this is all about.

Take a look at the figures and hop over to Matt Vincenzi’s article on all the betting odds available and his final verdict.

  • TV: TNT, TBS, truTV and HLN.
  • When: Friday November 26th 4pm E.T 1pm P.T
  • Where: Wynn Golf Club, Las Vegas
  • Commentators: Phil Mickelson and Charles Barkley
  • Play-by-play: Brian Anderson
  • On-course: Amanda Balionis
  • Format: 12-hole Matchplay
  • Bonus (charity holes): 3-6-7-9-11

And as they want to play it like a boxing match, let’s have a ‘Tale Of The Tape’:

                                      Bryson vs Brooks

 

Is it all nonsense? is it all genuine? Is it all for PIP (Player Impact Programme) income?

Who knows. Whatever, it’s going to be the best ‘The Match’ yet.

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The Match V: Brooks vs Bryson – Top prop bets and who we’re picking to win

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“The Match V”: Brooks Koepka vs Bryson DeChambeau is all set to take place at Wynn Golf Club in Las Vegas, Nevada, on November 26th at 4:00 PM ET.

For those who want to make the event a bit more interesting, there are plenty of betting options in the prop market for the Brooks Bryson showdown.

Odds via betonline.ag

  • Bryson is a slight favorite to win the Match at 4/5.
  • A hole-in-one by either player pays 50/1.
  • Bryson is the obvious favorite for the longest drive however, Brooks is getting nearly 4/1 on this prop.
  • A blowout match decided by hole 9 or earlier pays 11/2.
Winner of The Match V
American Odds
Fractional Odds
Bryson DeChambeau
-125
4/5
Brooks Koepka
+105
21/20
Both Drives to Find Green on 12?
No
-2500
1/25
Yes
+900
9/1
DeChambeau Drive to Find Green on 12?
No
-240
5/12
Yes
+200
2/1
Koepka Drive to Find Green on 12?
No
-300
1/3
Yes
+250
5/2
Closest to Pin on Par-3 11th Hole?
Bryson DeChambeau
-110
10/11
Brooks Koepka
-110
10/11
Either Player to Hit a Hole-in-One?
Yes
+5000
50/1
First to Break Par on a Hole?
Tie
+130
13/10
Bryson DeChambeau
+190
19/10
Brooks Koepka
+210
21/10
Leader After 1st Hole?
Tie
-130
10/13
Brooks Koepka
+270
27/10
Bryson DeChambeau
+270
27/10
Leader Thru Six Holes?
Bryson DeChambeau
+160
8/5
Tie
+175
7/4
Brooks Koepka
+195
39/20
Longest Drive?
Bryson DeChambeau
-500
1/5
Brooks Koepka
+395
79/20
Match Settled By Play-off?
No
-300
1/3
Yes
+250
5/2
Total Holes Conceded
Under 2½ Holes
-180
5/9
Over 2½ Holes
+160
8/5
When will The Match be decided?
After a Play-off
+250
5/2
Hole 12
+300
3/1
Hole 11
+325
13/4
Hole 10
+400
4/1
Hole 9 or Earlier
+550
11/2

The Match V: Best Bets

Winner of The Match V: Bryson DeChambeau -125

For these types of events, I typically tend to side with the underdog due to the variance that can occur in a single match. With the match being only 12 holes, the outcome becomes even more unpredictable. However, there are a few reasons why I still believe that the value lies with DeChambeau at a slight -125 favorite.

For starters, DeChambeau has experience in this type of event. Aaron Rodgers and Bryson appeared in the match last year and defeated Tom Brady and Phil Mickelson quite convincingly. After a slow start, Bryson really appeared to gradually settle in as the match went along and should have a better idea of what to expect this time around.

Additionally, DeChambeau is just playing much better golf than Koepka recently. In their past 24 rounds, DeChambeau ranks 9th on Tour for Strokes Gained: Total whereas Koepka ranks 121st of 150 qualified golfers. Brooks is also coming off of back to back missed cuts at Mayakoba and The Houston Open.

While it is entirely possible that Koepka’s killer instinct kick in as he attempts to take down DeChambeau (who I genuinely believe he truly dislikes), I am siding with the guy who is simply a better golfer right now as a slight favorite.

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