PGA Tour to Take Strict Action Against Fans Harassing Bryson DeChambeau With Brooks Koepka’s Name

Published 08/31/2021, 1:18 PM EDT
Golf – The Masters – Augusta National Golf Club – Augusta, Georgia, U.S. – April 9, 2021 Bryson DeChambeau of the U.S. reacts after hitting his tee shot on the 4th hole during the second round REUTERS/Mike Segar


Bryson DeChambeau is one of the most prominent golfers on the PGA Tour. However, he has been getting heckled by fans wherever he goes. Patrons at the venue taunt Bryson at every event using Brooks Koepka’s name. Hence the PGA Tour commissioner has come up with a solution to curb this heckling. 

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Bryson DeChambeau was subject to all sorts of heckling at the 2021 BMW Championship. However, this has been happening since the feud between Bryson and Brooks fired up at the 2021 PGA Championship. And since then, fans seem to be crossing the line with their heckling. 

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Yelling “Brooksie” to Bryson DeChambeau will now be considered disrespectful, says PGA Tour Commissioner

Aug 19, 2021; Jersey City, New Jersey, USA; Bryson DeChambeau watches his approach shot on the 17th hole during the first round of The Northern Trust golf tournament at the Liberty National Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan is trying to curb this heckling from the crowd. And according to Michael Collins, the PGA Tour commissioner has said, “Yelling or saying “Brooksie” to Bryson DeChambeau will now be considered disrespectful from now on can result in expulsion from a tournament.” 

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Meanwhile, this kind of heckling towards Bryson DeChambeau has been going on for quite a few months. But at the 2021 BMW Championship, it seemed to have crossed the line. Bryson gave his everything to win the event but unfortunately couldn’t get the trophy as he lost his rhythm in the playoffs.  

Furthermore, a patron was heard yelling “Brooksie” to Bryson DeChambeau just after an unfortunate loss. The fans kept heckling him, and finally, Bryson understandably lost his temper and yelled back at the heckling patron. 

DeChambeau had faced a similar situation at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational, where Harris English had come to the defense. English had shared his perspective, saying, “It’s not real fair for them to call him ‘Brooksy’ a lot. It kind of sucks, and obviously, he hears it, and it affects him a little bit. He doesn’t like it, and I think that causes them to do it more.”

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Hence, the PGA Tour commissioner has taken a strict decision, as it had started to become disrespectful to the player and the game. So, now shouting “Brooksie” to Bryson DeChambeau can prove costly for fans as they could face expulsion from the event. 

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Amey Kulkarni

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Amey Kulkarni is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in mass media. Before joining EssentiallySports he used to write articles on Golf and Cricket on his personal blog cricgolf.

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