Patrick Cantlay sheds light on the icy Bryson DeChambeau incident that occurred during the thrilling BMW Championship.
Cantlay and DeChambeau will be Ryder Cup partners next month, but there were several times at the BMW Championship that suggested the two have a tense relationship.
Patrick Cantlay has spoken out about the time tournament competitor Bryson DeChambeau yelled at him on the back nine of the BMW Championship final round. At the top of the leaderboard, the two Americans were locked in a close duel, and it took a thrilling six-hole playoff to finally separate them.
Cantlay triumphed over his soon-to-be Ryder Cup teammate, however DeChambeau will rue the opportunity he squandered after missing four putts that would have won the championship.
However, before all of that, the latter appeared to shout out his opponent as he lined up his approach shot on the 14th hole.
DeChambeau had about to flip his ball onto the green when he abruptly stepped back and yelled out to Cantlay, who had emerged in his line of vision.
He quickly requested, “Patrick, can you stop walking?” before taking a couple of practice swings and stepping back up to his ball.
Cantlay didn’t respond in any way at the moment, despite sinking a 21-foot putt on the same hole to the pleasure of the Caves Valley crowd in Baltimore.
After the competition, when asked about the event, he tried to downplay what had happened.
“All he wanted was for me to stop walking,” he explained. The rules authorities had just told us to speed up, and because I’m not always the fastest walker, I was attempting to move ahead and do my part.
“It’s not a huge issue. That sort of thing happens every now and then out here.”
DeChambeau has not commented on the event because he is now on a media blackout and has not spoken to the press since making contentious comments about not getting the Covid-19 vaccine.
Paul Azinger, a commentator, stated he was “surprised he called Patrick out like way,” and speculated that it might have impaired his own attention.
He added on broadcast, “Really, calling a guy out like that can ruin your own concentration.”
On Sunday, there were more awkward moments between the two, with DeChambeau being seen on camera rolling his eyes as Cantley lined up a putt. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”