‘I Hate Golf’ – Bryson DeChambeau Furious After Missed Cut at Rocket Mortgage Classic

Published 07/03/2021, 6:43 AM EDT
Jun 20, 2021; San Diego, California, USA; Bryson DeChambeau looks over his yardage book for his putt on the fifth green during the final round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Torrey Pines Golf Course. Mandatory Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports


Golf is a sport that can never be mastered by anyone. Not even the greatest players can do it. One small mistake can cost you an entire tournament. Such is the intricacy of the sport, and Bryson DeChambeau recently felt the wrath of it at the Rocket Mortgage Classic. 

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Bryson DeChambeau came into the 2021 Rocket Mortgage Classic as the defending champion. A lot was expected from him, but the eight-time PGA Tour winner did not even make the 36-hole cut at the Detroit Golf Club. 

DeChambeau opened with an even-par 72 in Round 1 and followed it up with a 1-under 71 in the subsequent round. However, that wasn’t enough to get him into the weekend as the cut-line was drawn at -3

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“I hate golf,” DeChambeau was heard lamenting on the fifth hole, as per ‘The Detriot News.’ He made this statement after driving his tee shot wide into the bunked on the par-3 fifth in Round 2. Clearly, the emotions had got the better of him at the Rocket Mortgage Classic. 

Bryson Dechambeau split with his long-time caddie the night before the tournament

If you were wondering why Bryson DeChambeau was not at his best, this is the reason why: He split with Tim Tucker, his caddie of five years, right before the start of the 2021 Rocket Mortage Classic. 

“They had a good run, and they mutually agreed yesterday afternoon to go their separate ways,” DeChambeau’s agent, Brett Falkoff, told Golf Channel on Thursday. “Everything runs its course. Tim was getting tired and Bryson was getting tired. In any relationship, they run their course, and that’s what happened here.”

Mar 13, 2021; Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA; Bryson DeChambeau walks on the second hole with his caddie Tim Tucker during the third round of The Players Championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass – Stadium Course. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

This can be attributed as the primary reason for DeChambeau’s failure at Rocket Mortgage Classic. It got mixed up in his mind, and the 27-year-old also declined to speak with the media for two straight days. 

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On top of all this, DeChambeau even got trolled by Brooks Koepka and Phil Mickelson after splitting with his caddie. Things are certainly not going on the right road for the 2020 U.S. Open champion at the moment. 

Following a failed title defense, it is unclear if Bryson DeChambeau will play the John Deere Classic (July 8-11), before the start of the 149th Open Championship at Royal St George’s Golf Club in Sandwich, England.

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Arjun Athreya

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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.

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