Following crowd jeers, Rory McIlroy expresses his support for Bryson DeChambeau.
Following Bryson DeChambeau’s crowd issues, Rory McIlroy has backed the American.
Despite the continuous heckling directed towards Bryson DeChambeau by certain spectators, Rory McIlroy has expressed his support for his fellow PGA Tour pro.
Because of his alleged animosity with Ryder Cup partner Brooks Koepka, DeChambeau has received a barrage of abuse from Koepka’s fans, with the four-time major winner’s moniker ‘Brooksy’ being yelled at the 27-year-old.
As a result, DeChambeau was a victim of it once more at last week’s spectacular BMW Championship, where the American narrowly missed out on the title after a six-hole play-off with Patrick Cantlay.
And it appeared that DeChambeau had gone too far this time, as he was alleged to have accosted a Koepka supporter with a foul-mouthed answer after a yell as he walked off the 18th green at Caves Valley.
As a result, PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monohan announced this week that any fan who hears Koepka make a reference to DeChambeau will be kicked out of the tournament.
Following the issue, McIlroy, a 19-time PGA Tour champion, has thrown his support to the 27-year-old ahead of the Tour Championship’s FedEx Cup final this week.
“I certainly feel some pity for him,” the Northern Irishman stated. I believe we’ve all understood from the beginning that Bryson is unique. He is not going to adhere to the expectations of others. He is a unique individual. He thinks his own thoughts, which is something that everyone has the freedom to do.”
With his aggressive style of play and eccentric demeanor, DeChambeau has sparked controversy throughout his brief but already successful career. Regardless of his previous disagreements, McIlroy believes the new hatred directed towards the 2020 US Open champion is wrong.
“There are certainly things he has done in the past that have brought some of this on himself,” he continued. I’m not claiming he’s blameless in this situation.
“But, at the same time, I believe he has had a difficult go of it recently, which is actually very sad to see because, deep down, I believe he is a kind person who only wants to be the best golfer he can be.
“And it seems like something new happens every week.” Brinkwire Summary News”.