During the tournament though, he had the misfortune of hitting his girlfriend on the back with a tee shot. Don’t worry, she was ok. And the Belgian made it up to her with a kiss when he arrived at his ball.
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Sticking at Riviera, Bryson DeChambeau isn’t having a great time of it so far in his first full season as a PGA Tour member.
He has made the cut just three times in nine events so far and was forced to withdraw from the Genesis Open during the second round with an injury after getting into the field on a sponsor’s invite.
That withdrawal, it seems, didn’t go down too well with fellow PGA Tour player Grayson Murray, who called him out on Twitter.
Hey @PGATOUR there should be a rule if you get a sponsor invite and withdraw after 28 holes your not allowed any other invites rest of year— Grayson Murray (@GraysonMurray) February 17, 2017
And he was backed by Greg Chalmers.
agree. Also love to see "u must come back and support event in following yrs when exempt"#uneededthemnowtheyneedu— Greg Chalmers (@GregChalmersPGA) February 19, 2017
Of course, this isn’t the first time DeChambeau has irked a fellow pro.
En route to winning his PGA Tour card at last year’s DAP Championship on the Web.com Tour, Graham DeLaet called him out for slow play in comparison to Andres Gonzales, who he beat in a play-off.
Bryson 4 minutes to hit shot from middle of fairway, Dre 4 seconds from the cabbage. Come on buddy.— Graham DeLaet (@GrahamDeLaet) September 11, 2016
Jordan Spieth clearly wasn’t impressed with this tee shot at Riviera, and had a unique way of ditching his club.
Hideki Matsuyama also wasn’t impressed with this shot.
Although for 99.9% of people, when you hit the pin off the tee at a par-3, you don’t end up looking completely disgusted.
In other news, here’s John Daly hitting from the water still wearing his shoes at a PGA Champions Tour event.
Well, he only had one hole to go, I guess…
What an incredible week for Dustin Johnson and partner Paulina Gretzky.
It started with the addition of a puppy.
Continued with the announcement that Paulina was expected their second child.
And finished with DJ winning the Genesis Open and reaching world No.1.
Not bad at all.