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Jordan Spieth offers Bryson advice and reveals the player who gets heckled most

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Jordan Spieth was playing with Bryson DeChambeau when some golf fans decided to taunt the 27-year-old with shouts of “Brooksy” at Muirfield Village, and during the round he took the time to offer Bryson some salient advice.

The Texan is one of the most loved characters in the game, but when his form dipped on the course, Spieth told reporters at Memorial that he was the subject of abuse from hecklers.

“I’ve had people tell me I suck to my face for a long time, so I don’t — you know, I mean, nothing, you just kind of zone everything out.

The fans’ trolling of Bryson on Friday may not have been the most vicious, but Jordan had one wise piece of advice for DeChambeau: Don’t give them any reaction, or it will quickly escalate.

He (Bryson) mentioned it to me at one point and I said, ‘All anyone wants is a reaction and if you give it to them, it’s going to get worse.’ So it didn’t seem to bother him.”

Spieth also revealed the player he has played with that receives the worst abuse from golf fans, and perhaps not surprisingly, it’s the highly polarizing Patrick Reed.

“I feel like, as far as pairings go, I would say if you’re paired with Patrick you hear some of the worst stuff — Reed, not Cantlay — from the crowd.”

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21 Comments

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  1. CrashTestDummy

    Jun 11, 2021 at 11:40 pm

    Nobody likes a counter protester or counter stalker.

  2. growupwillya

    Jun 9, 2021 at 10:25 pm

    Any yelling nonsense right after impact–gone.
    Any rude comments–gone.
    Any wishing the ball to go somewhere bad–gone.

    Each ticket holder gets a bracelet with 2 tear-off ration tags for alcohol. No tags, no beer.

    This is golf not baseball.

    • ItsBedTime

      Jun 10, 2021 at 12:05 am

      Ok buddy, we don’t need to go to the opposite extreme. Somewhere in between will do.

    • Karl Marx

      Jun 10, 2021 at 2:20 pm

      Communist

    • drkviol801

      Jun 10, 2021 at 8:49 pm

      You have to live in Southern California , or New York. Get off your high horse and don’t talk down to us thinking you’re morally superior to everyone.

      • growupwillya

        Jun 11, 2021 at 12:10 am

        I live in Adultown, USA. Talk down to US? Are you a drunk moron who loves screaming Babbabooey?

      • PJ

        Jun 15, 2021 at 8:12 pm

        Sounds like you have an inferiority complex drkviol801

    • WillNotGrowUp

      Jun 16, 2021 at 12:51 pm

      This is why golf isn’t ruled just by people who yell at others to tuck in the back of their shirt

      • Reality

        Jul 8, 2021 at 8:22 am

        Bro, I think the computer screen is saying it’s your turn. We’re at Top Golf, your favorite place. Remember when you almost fell over the edge after all those beers on your birthday?

        Also, your corn dogs are ready.

  3. Snapjack

    Jun 9, 2021 at 1:37 pm

    I blame Phoenix for starting this trend. Fans should been seen, not heard.

    • D12

      Jun 9, 2021 at 10:11 pm

      BINGO

    • Agreed

      Jun 10, 2021 at 12:12 am

      Yeah we should shrink the game

      • Reality

        Jul 8, 2021 at 8:35 am

        Fine, we can keep the dudes who “peaked in high school” and wear white Oakleys or the sake of “growing the game”..

        But, you need to play the 5.5+ hour rounds with them and really listen as they say “Bro! The bev cart girl totally wants it from me. Did you hear the way she said, “Here you go, honey…” as I ordered my Snickers??”

        In the wise words of Shooter McGavin, here is a message to hecklers – Damn you people! Go back to your shanties.

  4. Skip

    Jun 9, 2021 at 1:14 pm

    Escort abusers off of the premises. Don’t let golf turn into an NBA spectacle. Golf is one of the few sports that promotes both etiquette and a sense of decorum.

  5. Bob Jones

    Jun 9, 2021 at 10:08 am

    Do you think this stuff would go on at Augusta? They would have a heckler off the premises in two minutes flat and his feet wouldn’t even touch the ground on the way out.

  6. Security

    Jun 9, 2021 at 7:52 am

    This kind of behaviour, at all levels, would be unaccepted on the European Tour, LPGA, etc.

    The PGA needs to get this sorted, or they risk a huge incident.

  7. Paul

    Jun 8, 2021 at 4:17 pm

    Fans who heckle are idiots in deep need of attention and relevancy.

    • Paulette

      Jun 11, 2021 at 12:27 am

      Similar to anonymous posters on a third tier golf equipment marketing forum.

      • Pauly

        Jun 12, 2021 at 10:53 pm

        +1 bahahahahah

      • Uncle Paulie

        Jul 8, 2021 at 8:18 am

        I think Paulette (and other hecklers) just wish Coach would have put them in the big State Championship game. Things would be so different for them, y’know?

        Then again, selling Life Insurance for Northwestern Mutual is a great gig. So, maybe it was for the best in the end.

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Pro poker player almost shoots 59 at Korn Ferry Tour Q School

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If you’ve ever wondered how competitive Korn Ferry Tour Q School is, then wonder no more, as the talent pool is so deep that there are even players with other primary professions blitzing courses every week.

This week it was the turn of Dustin Denzik, a professional poker player, who rocked up to a pre-qualifier for Korn Ferry Tour Q School at Lake Caroline GC in Madison, Miss, and fired a 10-under-par 60.

The round was first reported by Firepit Collective’s Ryan French, who also dug into some info on Denzik’s poker career to date, which includes multiple cashes in World Series of Poker events.

Denzik describes himself as a “scratch golfer, prop bettor” in his World Series of Poker player biography, and he showcased his golf skills last month when he earned $2,350 for finishing T3 at the Kentucky Open.

But his round of 60 this week may be a sign that we could be seeing much more of Denzik in the future and gives him a three-shot lead at Lake Caroline GC – with the top 32 and ties after three rounds advancing to the First Stage.

After that, the Second Stage begins in October, with the Final Stage starting in November – with competitors making it this far guaranteed to be granted some form of Korn Ferry Tour status.

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Collin Morikawa’s love of cereal inspires ‘Cinnamoji’ head covers and other golf gear

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Collin Morikawa’s love of cereal is no secret, with the 2021 Open Champ stamping his favorite brand onto his wedges while admitting to eating Cinnamon Toast Crunch at times for dinner.

At this week’s BMW Championship, the 24-year-old was eating Cinnamon Toast Crunch on the course and filling his bowl using a head cover holding said cereal, and it has inspired TaylorMade and Cinnamon Toast Crunch to collaborate on some awesome golf gear.

Taylormade and Cinnamon Toast Crunch have created a limited-edition set of premium handmade leather Cinnamoji head covers, specifically to hold your cereal, as well as other Cinnamoji-inspired golf gear, including a ball marker, bag sticker and towel.

The collection goes on sale tonight at 8 p.m. ET at TaylorMadegolf.com.

 

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Greg Norman has a very bold strategy to deal with Brooks-Bryson rivalry at Ryder Cup

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The Ryder Cup isn’t too far off, and with Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau still not on the best of terms, former Presidents Cup Captain Greg Norman believes the two should be paired together for a practice round at Whistling Straits.

The Australian was speaking on his SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio show “Attack Life Radio”, where he revealed his view that Brooks has got the upper hand in the rivalry and that he would encourage the feud, which shows no signs of slowing down.

“I think Brooks has got the upper hand on Bryson, I must admit that. Because I know with Bryson, he’s getting everybody calling him ‘Brooksy’ as he goes around the golf course. But you know, I had it in my era too. It wasn’t as visible because of social media. It was not as rampant as what it is today. But I would encourage it.”

As for the Ryder Cup and the potential awkwardness and locker room split that the two teammates could need to deal with, Norman believes the best way to handle it is to pair the two together for a practice round.

“You’d almost put them both down and play a practice round together just to tease everybody out there and saying, ‘Okay, is this thing for real, are these guys going to make it up for the betterment of the US team?’ 

I would probably do that being a captain because I do things a little bit differently, to say, ok you guys go out and play a practice round with two other guys and just go from there. But I enjoy it. I enjoy the back and forth with what’s happening. And I like both the guys, too. I’m a big fan of both of them.”

The Ryder Cup begins September 24th at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin.

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