Xander Schauffele Muted Ryder Cup Team Chats Due to Bryson DeChambeau – But Why?

Published 10/13/2021, 1:50 PM EDT
Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Golf – Men’s Individual – Final – Round 1 – Kasumigaseki Country Club – Kawagoe, Saitama, Japan – July 29, 2021. Xander Schauffele of the United States walks during competition. REUTERS/Murad Sezer


A few days after the Ryder Cup, Scottie Scheffler revealed the workings of their US Team group chat. For Steve Stricker’s team, Bryson DeChambeau was the odd man out, called out for not using the same phone as others. Recently, Xander Schauffele also shared his experience about the Team USA group chat – also related to DeChambeau.

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Fans have loved the entire discussion, sparking their own debate over Android and iPhone users. While Schauffele’s problem with the group chat might differ slightly, it does circle back to Dechambeau using green text. Let’s take a look at what did Schauffele had to say about DeChambeau and their group chat.

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Did Xander Schauffele mute the US Team group chat?

As per a recent report, Schauffele said he muted their Ryder Cup group chat. DeChambeau’s green texts were causing everyone to “emphasize” texts. In turn, everyone was getting extra notifications about everyone emphasizing various texts.

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Of course, fans had their own fun in the replies. “It’s remarkable they overcame such hardships to win,” one fan joked, while another wondered when there would be better messaging apps out there. Some called out the players for having first-world problems. Others just agreed with Schauffele, admitting that they would do the same.

Golf – The 2020 Ryder Cup – Whistling Straits, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, U.S. – September 26, 2021 Team USA’s Collin Morikawa celebrates with Team USA’s Bryson DeChambeau and Team USA’s Scottie Scheffler on the 18th green after halving his match resulting in Team USA winning The Ryder Cup REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Scottie Scheffler also calls out DeChambeau for his android usage

Our (Ryder Cup) group chat was kind of a pain in the butt,” he said. “Because Bryson was the only one without an iPhone”. Scheffler furthered the whole thing to another level. He ended up posting the same tweet on Instagram, tagging DeChambeau to draw out a response from the 28-year-old.

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DeChambeau ended up sharing the story Scheffler shared, proud that his phone captures better videos and photos.

Even back then, fans had picked sides. Many were with DeChambeau for using android, choosing to follow him more.

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As we witnessed, the US team bonded well over a few weeks. Their chemistry on and off the course earned appreciation, their performance securing a historic 19-9 win against Team Europe. This year, DeChambeau was playing his second Ryder Cup, while Schauffele and Scheffler were both rookies.

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DeChambeau scored 2-0-1 overall. On the other hand, Schauffele and Scheffler scored 3-1-0 and 2-0-1 respectively.

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Devika Pawar is a Golf and NBA writer at Essentially Sports. A psychology graduate from KJ Somaiya, Devika has an experience with sportswriting at Republic World for around two years now. She loves NBA a little too much, and is a dedicated Golden State Warriors fan.

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