Bryson DeChambeau has been labelled a ‘w*****’ after again causing a stir with his antics at the Ryder Cup.
DeChambeau, 28, made immediate headlines with his opening drive in the Friday fourballs, failing to shout ‘fore’ as his drive careered off path and cannoned into the leg of a female spectator.
He later did find the fairway however, unleashing a monster 417-yard tee shot on the par-5 fifth as he and Scottie Scheffler played their way to an eventual draw with Jon Rahm and Tyrrell Hatton.
He was recalled by captain Steve Stricker for the Saturday fourballs, again partnering Scheffler, to take on Tommy Fleetwood and Viktor Hovland and Tommy Fleetwood.
And once again, the 2020 US Open champion was the subject of a controversial moment as early as the first hole.
DeChambeau was left with a short putt for a halve after Hovland missed a chance to give himself and Fleetwood an early lead.
He duly rolled the ball in from less than three foot, but then made no secret of his disdain that the Europeans didn’t concede the putt by laying his putter on ground after taking his shot.
The gesture was supposed to emphasise just how short a putt it was in comparison to the length of this club – a strange complaint given DeChambeau uses an elongated putter.
Former Arsenal legend Ian Wright wasn’t impressed with his antics, bluntly tweeting: “DeChambeau’s a w*****”, next to a clown face emoji.
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A large number of golf fans seemed to share his view, with one European fan stating: “Totally agree. A disgrace to the game.”
Even one American supporter seemed in agreement: “I’m from the USA and I fully back this statement!
Wright, 57, wasn’t the only one unimpressed, with the Sky Sports commentary team also taking aim at the ‘Mad Scientist’ for his behaviour.
“Come on Bryson, that’s just not good,” said American coach Butch Harmon.
“It’s not right, we don’t need it. Just play golf. Classless.”
Former European captain Paul McGinley added: “This is out of order in my view. Come on, just get on with it.
“I guess we shouldn’t make too much of a deal of it. It was just a bit of petulance.”
DeChambeau made his Ryder Cup debut in 2018 in Paris, but failed to win any points from his two matches.