Bryson DeChambeau Angered a Lot of Golf Fans With His Ignorance at U.S. Open 2021

Published 06/20/2021, 8:00 AM 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 currently raising the roof at U.S. Open 2021. He is in contention heading into the final day and has a chance to defending his title at Torrey Pines. But forget all that: DeChambeau did something during Round 3 on Saturday that didn’t sit well with any golf fan. Here’s what happened: 

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

There are a lot of traditions and unspoken rules in golf. One of the significant ones is to scream “fore” when your tee shot is headed towards a packed crowd who might be unaware of it. To prevent unnecessary damage, golfers or their caddies shout “fore” to alarm the standing crowd about the wayward ball. 

This is a practice that’s been followed for many years in the sport. This is done by beginners and professionals. However, Bryson DeChambeau failed to do it after hitting a bad tee shot during the third round at U.S. Open 2021 and later received harsh treatment for it. 

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Golf – The Masters – Augusta National Golf Club – Augusta, Georgia, U.S. – April 8, 2021 Bryson DeChambeau of the U.S. stands on the 3rd tee during the first round REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Twitter erupted after Bryson DeChambeau failed to scream “fore” 

Twitter has always a platform where people can express their views. Likewise, golf fans never cease to pen their thoughts on the social media platform, and a lot of them came together in voicing out against Bryson DeChambeau on Saturday. 

Here’s what happened: Bryson DeChambeau came up to the 4th tee and struck an inaccurate shot. DeChambeau saw the ball traveling into the gallery where the fans stood but did not alarm them by shouting “fore.” 

This came out as a negligent act from the golfer as he straightaway knew his ball would miss the fairway and the rough soon as he hit it. Yet, he just picked up his tee and walked away and did nothing about it. Soon after, he faced the wrath of golf fans. 

A user also came ahead with a new initiative to penalized golfers who don’t shout “fore” after hitting a dangerous tee-shot: 

Others just plainly accused DeChambeau.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Luckily for Bryson DeChambeau, the ball did not hit anyone and landed safely in the gallery area. A lot of fans did scatter upon seeing the ball coming towards them, which is why it raised a cause for concern. Do you think DeChambeau should’ve used the magical word? 

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

Arjun Athreya

2033 articles

Arjun Athreya is a senior writer at Essentially Sports and has been contributing since early 2020. Having developed an avid interest in sports at an early age, he pursued a Journalism degree and graduated from Madras Christian College. Arjun manages the Golf division and its content, and primarily covers news pertaining to the NBA as well.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

essentiallysports's Stories