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Report: Bryson calls out ‘Brooksie’ heckler following playoff defeat



Following Bryson DeChambeau’s playoff heartbreak on Sunday evening at the BMW Championship, things threatened to get ugly between the 27-year-old and a spectator, according to a report by ESPN’s Kevin Van Valkenburg.

Per the report, Bryson was making his way back to the clubhouse when a heckler shouted “Great job, Brooksie”, a nickname his detractors have been using to get under DeChambeau’s skin all summer as his rivalry with Brooks Koepka continues.

This time, however, Bryson confronted the fan and “with rage in his eyes”, according to Van Valkenburg and told the heckler, “You know what? Get the f**k out!”

Per the report, Bryson motioned to a police officer who soon handled the heckler before DeChambeau made his way to the clubhouse.

The PGA Tour declined to comment when asked about the confrontation by ESPN.

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  1. SomeLikeItHot

    Sep 2, 2021 at 6:24 am

    Aw, poor baby had to get the Po Po to deal with a heckler. Bryson needs to get a thicker skin or he will never reach his full potential. Someone with a stronger character would take the heckling or trash talk and use it to feed a fire toward getting so good no one could heckle him without looking a complete fool. Instead, Bryson looks the fool by letting it get to him so badly. It is obviously in his head if he react like that.

  2. Dave

    Aug 30, 2021 at 8:09 pm

    He doesn’t love it anymore apparently. Shouldn’t that be the story here now?

  3. Jon

    Aug 30, 2021 at 7:14 pm

    What’s the point in heckling? Who wins?

  4. Dan the Man

    Aug 30, 2021 at 7:11 pm

    Roid Rage

  5. KoepKouldnt

    Aug 30, 2021 at 7:01 pm

    Come on. Don’t beat a man while he’s down. Bryson didn’t deserve that and the fan is lucky he didn’t get his a55 beat. Also there’s really no point in kicking someone out of a tournament that just ended and everyone is heading home.

  6. Nick Pallas

    Aug 30, 2021 at 6:49 pm

    Unless these little pukes would say nice job brooksy to his face one on one with no one to help then they are little cowards. STFU mommas boys.

  7. Tom

    Aug 30, 2021 at 1:47 pm

    This is what’s ruined every other sport. Now golf.

  8. Chas Spell

    Aug 30, 2021 at 12:56 pm

    All you haters of BB are wrong. He’s a great golfer and good for the game. Heckling PGA pros is lame unless you can beat them on the course – good luck with that.

    • brian

      Aug 30, 2021 at 5:18 pm

      So, by your logic, you should heckle no professional athlete?

      • Jon

        Aug 30, 2021 at 7:11 pm

        Correct – harden up and do something real for yourself

  9. David Jones

    Aug 30, 2021 at 11:55 am

    I’m liking Bryson now. Koepka is a loser. Bryson is the man and will destroy Koepka on the course or in a fight.

  10. Kevin

    Aug 30, 2021 at 11:24 am

    isn’t this the same guy who said, “honestly I love it,” when asked about the fans fueling the rilvary?

  11. Sid Farkus

    Aug 30, 2021 at 10:56 am

    Cry baby. Cry….what a punk…

  12. Josh

    Aug 30, 2021 at 10:15 am

    He needed to motion to a cop to handle a guy that called him Brooksie……..


    • Dugan

      Aug 31, 2021 at 10:25 am

      Guaranteed that dude would be looking for a check if Bryson put hands on him.

  13. Terry, this is not a game

    Aug 30, 2021 at 10:04 am

    Bryson stinks, but this is uncalled for

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Bryson says ‘technology is not up to par’ with modern day ball speeds



In September of 2020, Bryson DeChambeau was fresh off of a dominating U.S. Open victory and went on to win the prestigious Arnold Palmer Invitational later that season. The mercurial budding superstar was seemingly changing the game right in front of our eyes.

Until he wasn’t.

It’s been almost two years since DeChambeau’s win at the API, and the 29-year-old is yet to win an event on any tour since. From a feud with Brooks Koepka, continuous nagging injuries and a borderline obsession with becoming a long drive champion, Bryson has done just about everything besides win golf tournaments.

In an interview with Mike McAllister of LIV Golf, DeChambeau revealed a handful of health issues that have plagued him over the past four years. After undergoing a full body scan conducted by Prenuvo, he found out that he had a retention cyst in his left sinus, among other problems.

“In the first minute of looking at it, he goes, ‘Yeah, you’ve got like four or five problems. You should’ve been in surgery yesterday,’ ” DeChambeau said. “It wasn’t an emergency … but he’s like, that’s a big problem.”

After getting the issues fixed, Bryson says he feels back to how he felt when he was playing his best.

“To get that fixed, it’s been the greatest decision of my life,” DeChambeau said. “My energy level is so much better. My clarity of thought is way better. I don’t know if you can tell, but my speech is a lot more fluent and I’m not stopping as much or pitching as much like I used to last year and before.

“I feel like I’m back to 2018 me.”

Bryson also took some time away from golf, which is something he feels he needed to do with how hard he’d been training over the last few years.

“It’s been six years of nonstop, go-go-go, all golf,” DeChambeau said. “I just needed a bit of a break …

“Last year, I feel like was a reset year. This year is a building year. I feel like it’s an opportunity to show off what I know how to do best, which is play golf at the highest level. I know some people will not believe that playing golf at the highest level is with LIV, but for me it is.

“I still have a passion to be the best player in the world. And however, that ranking metric goes is how it goes. That’s for another discussion. But this offseason has been great preparation mentally for me.”

Another interesting take from Bryson was regarding club technology. According to the 29-year-old, technology is not currently up to scratch when it comes to modern day ball speeds, and the Californian believes that when that ever happens, it’s going to “change the game forever.”

“Technology is not up to par with the way golfers can perform at high speeds. Anything over 185 mph – good luck trying to control it right now.

We’re still on a pursuit to who can make a driver that can work it at 200 anywhere and everywhere on the face and still goes in the fairway. When that day comes, that’s going to be eye-opening for a lot of individuals because they will be optimizing ball speeds at 195, which can fly 360 yards. And that’s going to change the game forever. But we’re not there yet.”

DeChambeau will look to start 2023 off on the right foot as he’s set to tee it up at this week’s Saudi International at Royal Greens Golf and Country Club.

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Epson pro reveals the brutal financial cost of chasing your dreams on the developmental tour



Kenzie Wright, a professional golfer on the Epson Tour, has revealed the startling costs that are borne by those trying to make their way up the ranks.

In a tweet posted yesterday, the 25-year-old revealed that the costs of entry fees and yardage books total over $16,000 for the year.

Whilst the LPGA has seen an enormous increase in prize-funds over the last two seasons, with the 2023 schedule worth $101.4 million, the Epson (ex-Symetra) Tour was worth approximately $210k per event over a 21-tournament season.

Nobody is suggesting that the development tour should be ‘worth’ anything close to the star-laden LPGA, but it’s the tour that brings on the next Brooke Henderson, recent winner of the Tournament of Champions, et al.

With Wright making just six cuts from 15 events in 2022, her $8000 prize money goes nowhere to covering a figure that doesn’t include any equipment, travel or lodgings.

Even at the highest level, the role of players’ sponsors is crucial.

Last April, 2017 Women’s PGA Championship champion Danielle Kang, revealed the financial realities on tour, commneting:

 “How about the average tour players? I made $6,000 last week, made the cut; I didn’t break even last week. That’s me budgeting. I have to drive, rent a car, get a hotel room.

“Luckily enough for me I’m sponsored by BMW that provides for me the car. That saves like $500, $1,000 etc.”

In May 2021, Wright, then a promising graduate from the University of Alabama, took to fundraising her way onto the professional ranks via her gofundme page, on which she states that, “Your donation will go towards entry fees, on the road expenses (i.e. gas, hotels) and other tournament related costs throughout the beginning of my career. With your donation, it will allow me to put all of my time and energy into getting myself prepared for the next level.”

Seven months later, Golf Channel revealed the hardship behind the financial reality of moving into the pro leagues.

In the article, Brentley Romine reveals, “When Alabama alum Kenzie Wright turned pro in early June, she didn’t have the ability to slot into an LPGA or Symetra schedule, so she entered the Texas Women’s State Open in Garland, Texas, and won by four shots, turning her $300 entry fee into $17,500. That funded her six-event schedule on the Women’s All Pro Tour, where she made $9,076.25. She advanced out of Stage I of LPGA Q-School and now has some Symetra status for next year.”

The 25-year-old has since been a victim of the Big Money Classic scam in which organizers left both the men and women players out of pocket after being unable to pay out the prize fund. Those players included Nicolas Echavarria, who was owed $20,000 dollars for finishing third, paid nothing, who left believing that his backer had stolen his entry fee.

Ryan French also revealed the struggle at the lower level of ‘the grind’ writing:

“I received a call from one of the women in the [Big Money Classic] field. As I walked her through how to dispute her charges on her credit card, she broke down in tears. In the worst-case scenario, careers could be shortened because of this. I talked to one player who couldn’t sign up for Canadian Q-school because he hadn’t been paid by the BMC.”

Wright saw it necessary to return to the gofundme site, launching a 2022 appeal, at which she received nearly $4,000. However, if the math is correct, this amount leaves her nowhere near the amount it costs to run a one-woman campaign.

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Xander Schauffele plays a hole blindfolded…and the result is extraordinary



World number six Xander Schauffele ranked 4th for par-3 performance in 2022. The previous season, he finished as number 30. He can play the short holes, for sure, but set him the ultimate challenge – play a par-3 blindfolded.

As one of Hyland’s brand ambassadors, the seven-time PGA Tour winner eagerly accepted the Hyland X Vision Challenge, designed to show the difference it makes when having a strong team around you, rather than being left on your own.

Having heard that he used to practice with restricted vision, Hyland followed up Xander’s first career albatross with a notable dare,

“..have you ever made a shot blindfolded?”

Taking to the course with his father Stefan and long-term caddie Austin Kaiser, the nine-time major top-10er struggles when on his own for his first attempt – unassisted and blindfolded.

As you may guess, with no verbal help, Xander finds just a bit of trouble, although we’ll leave it to the video to reveal all.

Undefeated in three top-class team championships, twice at the Presidents Cup and once at the 2021 Ryder Cup, it was almost certain that Xander would improve for his second ‘look’ – this time with the co-operation of the two men closest to him. And, boy, does he do just that!

As can be seen in the video, the Hyland X Vision Challenge shows the importance of teamwork and trust–both in golf and in business, with Xander making an extraordinary birdie.

Grounded in teamwork to help clients take on what sometimes can’t be seen, Hyland’s global team supports and has earned the trust of nearly 15,000 customers, including half of the Fortune 100. For more on Hyland, visit

Check out the video below.

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