Bryan DeChambeau has come under criticism for taking over 3 minutes to hit one shot during the Northern Trust as well as taking over two minutes to line up a 10-foot putt that he eventually missed.
Here is the video:
anyone need a nap?
here’s DeChambeau pacing off a 70-yard shot which took over 3 minutes to hit (couldn’t post the entire video it took so long) pic.twitter.com/7A3Azeftyu
— Eric Patterson (@EPatGolf) August 9, 2019
DeChambeau is currently ranked as the world’s No. 8 golfer and his cerebral approach to the game has often been celebrated since his emergence in July of 2017 after his first career win at the John Deere Classic. However, his often too cerebral approach to the game of golf has come under fire of late from several of his opponents.
When it’s as egregious as Bryson was last night, and if they’re already behind, then shot penalties should be handed out. Fines don’t mean anything to these guys. You’d only need to hand out a few penalties and things would improve quickly!
— Eddie Pepperell (@PepperellEddie) August 10, 2019
However, after his display this week at Liberty National is seems as if the entire golf world is coming after DeChambeau.
On a calm, sunny day, the threesome of Justin Thomas, Tommy Fleetwood and Bryson DeChambeau took 4 hours and 51 minutes (!) to play. (Hint: JT, Tommy weren't the issue).
Asked JT about slow play afterward: "The slow people know who they are, and they just need to play faster."
— Daniel Rapaport (@Daniel_Rapaport) August 9, 2019
American golfer Bryson DeChambeau has infuriated fellow professionals with his slow play at the Northern Trust event in New Jersey.
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) August 10, 2019
No word from the PGA or USGA on any plans to curb slow play or enforce penalties against any players who have been pointed out by their peers.