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Bryson DeChambeau reportedly confronted fan after BMW loss

Aug 29, 2021; Owings Mills, Maryland, USA; Bryson DeChambeau reacts after missing a putt on the third playoff hole of the the final round of the BMW Championship golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 29, 2021; Owings Mills, Maryland, USA; Bryson DeChambeau reacts after missing a putt on the third playoff hole of the the final round of the BMW Championship golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports

Fresh off missing a birdie putt that cost him the BMW Championship on Sunday, Bryson DeChambeau angrily confronted a fan who taunted him as he walked to the clubhouse, ESPN reported.

According to the report, a patron yelled “Great job, Brooksie” from the rope line, a taunt the golfer had been hearing throughout the tourney, in reference to DeChambeau’s public ongoing feud with Brooks Koepka.

“You know what? Get the f— out!” DeChambeau yelled, with ESPN reporting “he had rage in his eyes.”

The encounter lasted less than 10 seconds as DeChambeau motioned for security to deal with the patron and continued toward the clubhouse at Caves Valley Golf Club in Owings Mills, Md., outside Baltimore.

Patrick Cantlay made a litany of must-have putts, culminating in a 17 1/2-foot birdie on the sixth playoff hole that carried him to the victory. DeChambeau missed four putts that would have won the tournament — the 72nd hole and each of the first three playoff holes.

DeChambeau and Cantlay also had their own interaction during the round. DeChambeau, preparing to hit his shot from the fairway, asked Cantlay to stop walking.

“He just wanted me to stop walking,” Cantlay told Golf Diegest. “We had just been told by the rules officials to kind of speed up, and I’m not always the fastest walker, so I was trying to get ahead and do my part. No big deal. That stuff kind of happens every once in a while out here.”

–Field Level Media