It looks like Bryson DeChambeau hasn’t learned his lesson. After some very public criticism for not yelling a warning after his errant shots, the golfer is at it again.
At the PGA Championship in May, Bryson angered spectators and fans after he hit his first tee shot into the gallery and didn’t yell ‘fore’ to alert unassuming onlookers. People weren’t just kind of mad…they were furious. Many took to Twitter to call out the long driver for his irresponsible behavior.
Bryson just hit an absolute laser into the fans on his first tee shot. No fore from him or his caddie. Good thing he doesn’t hit it very hard pic.twitter.com/a4fKI8NJKZ
— jim Nantz’ big Toe (@TimRantz) May 20, 2021
He then did it again at the US Open off the 4th tee at Torrey Pines in June. Again, golf fans turned to social media to express their disappointment in the golfer’s lack of etiquette and concern for the safety of others.
Bryson DeChambeau out here intentionally hitting into the gallery on the 4th hole and not caring to yell "fore" like everyone else would pic.twitter.com/SdkqxTfxzj
— Tom Downey (@WhatGoingDowney) June 19, 2021
You would think that Bryson would have learned his lesson by now. While he is not the only pro to silently hit into a crowd, DeChambeau has started to build quite the reputation for himself. The golfer has had many controversies in the last few months. There his ongoing feud with Koepka, the flippant remarks toward his driver performance, and being forced to withdraw for the Olympics for a positive Covid test. The last thing he needs is to draw anymore negative attention to himself.
However, at last week’s WGC St. Jude Invitational Bryson was called out yet again, this time by a couple of European pros who witnessed another errant shot with no call to the unsuspecting crowd. Richard Bland, winner of the British Masters, called out DeChambeau on Twitter after watching the play.
Bryson ploughing it into the crowd again off the tee & no shout of “FORE” 🤷🏻♂️ maybe it needs someone to get seriously injured for him to learn
— Richard Bland (@blandy73) August 5, 2021
Another European Tour pro, Edoardo Molinari also took to Twitter to criticize Bryson’s behavior.
It shouldn’t be difficult to understand that you should ALWAYS shout “fore” when you hit a shot into the crowds… @b_dechambeau
When is someone going to do something about this? Hopefully before a spectator gets seriously hurt! pic.twitter.com/kSXnEe70XW
— Edoardo Molinari (@DodoMolinari) August 6, 2021
When confronted with his refusal to call out ‘Fore’ at the British Open last month, the golfer seemed unapologetic and dismissed the comments on social media.
“I do shout fore,” he said. “I don’t know what you’re talking about. There are plenty of people on the tee box that do shout fore. You’re bringing up a very controversial thing, which is unfortunate, but 99 percent of the time I do, and unfortunately, people think I don’t.”
Although he continues to receive a ton of backlash regarding his failure to warn onlookers, it doesn’t look like he will be learning his lesson anytime soon.
2 thoughts on “Bryson Called Out Again for Not Yelling ‘Fore’”
Looks to me Bryson was not aiming his tee shot into the crowd. Does he need to yell fore? He doesn’t need to learn any lessons, the spectators are taking getting hit into their own hands, just like fans at a baseball game take a chance of getting hit by a foul ball along the first and third baselines. Bubba hit a man on the 2nd hole during the Zurich Classic at the TPC in Avondale, La. No one yelled fore. Bubba told the man he was sorry and gave him a glove. Nothing else was made of it. People today are becoming so ridiculous and it needs to stop. If the PGA comes down on Bryson, then they need to stop having spectators at the tournaments.
Unfortunately, for him, because he is a good golfer, he has the arrogant attitude that a lot of people, put on golfers. Some people will agree with him no matter what he does. In the game of golf, being a gentleman’s game, you should always warn people of an errant shot.