Even when Bryson DeChambeau doesn’t win, he still dominates the storylines.
After missing a birdie putt that gave Patrick Cantlay the win at the BMW Championship on Sunday, DeChambeau first gave his hat to a fan standing at the rope line before making his way back to the Caves Valley clubhouse.
That’s when — according to an ESPN.com report — another fan, who waited until DeChambeau had walked by but was still within earshot, jeered, “Great job, Brooksie!”
The 27-year-old furiously spun around and started to walk in the fan’s direction, yelling, “You know what? Get the f–k out!”
Instead of further escalating things, however, he motioned for a police offer to come over and deal with the heckler.
The PGA Tour declined comment to ESPN on the subject.
The fan was referring to fellow golf pro Brooks Koepka, with whom DeChambeau has had an ongoing feud. In May, the two’s mutual disdain for one another continued when a leaked video of a post-round Golf Channel interview from the PGA championship showed Koepka rolling his eyes and cursing as DeChambeau walked behind him in the shot.
Shortly after, it was announced that Phil Mickelson would team up with Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady to take on DeChambeau and Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers in Capital One’s The Match charity golf tournament. Koepka took the opportunity to tweet his sympathies to Rodgers for having to be paired with his rival.
“It’s nice to be living rent free in your head!” DeChambeau wrote back.
There was also the infamous “slow play” comments back in 2019, when multiple PGA Tour players, including Koepka, called DeChambeau out for his pace of play. DeChambeau then confronted Koepka’s caddie, and told him to tell his boss to make his slow play comments “to my face.” Additionally, DeChambeau was caught on a livestream saying Koepka, who had appeared in ESPN’s The Body Issue, didn’t have abs.
DeChambeau had multiple chances to put away the tournament, including missing a five-foot putt on the second playoff hole.
All he had to do to win on the second playoff hole was sink a five-foot putt, but he barely missed it, and play continued. Cantlay then went on to win on the sixth playoff hole.
DeChambeau’s near confrontation with a fan wasn’t the only bizarre incident on Sunday. While standing over his second shot on the par-4 14th hole, leading Cantlay by a stroke in the final round, DeChambeau saw Cantlay walking.
“Patrick, can you stop walking?” DeChambeau shouted while stepping away from the tee.
After DeChambeau hit his approach 37 feet, Cantlay went on to drop his putt, from 21 feet, to tie the 2020 U.S. Open champion atop the leaderboard.