Rory McIlroy says ‘it’s pretty hard to be Bryson DeChambeau right now’ after his US rival was taunted AGAIN by fans, with drunken gamblers calling him ‘Brooksie’ for his Koepka feud
- Rory McIlroy has defended Bryson DeChambeau over fan bickering
- American came close to physical confrontation with a fan after losing a playoff
- McIlroy wants to get rid of the hecklers who drove him to the brink
Rory McIlroy jumped to the defense of the beleaguered Bryson DeChambeau, declaring, “It must be pretty hard being him right now.”
The Northern Irishman believes the mad scientist sins against sinner much more than sinner, as he lent his support to getting rid of the crooks who drove DeChambeau to the brink.
After losing an epic playoff last Sunday, DeChambeau came close to having a physical confrontation with a fan after hearing one too many in the drunken gallery call him “Brooksie” — a reference to his feud with Brooks Koepka.
Rory McIlroy has defended Bryson DeChambeau over fan bickering on PGA Tour
DeChambeau came close to having a physical confrontation with a fan after losing a playoff last Sunday
“I definitely have sympathy for him because nobody should be banned just because he’s different,” McIlroy said on the eve of the PGA Tour megabucks final, the Tour Championship in East Lake. “It must be pretty tough being Bryson now.
“We knew from the start that he was his own man and he is certainly not flawless in all of this. But at the same time, he’s having a really hard time and it’s sad to see because deep down he’s a nice person and all he wants is to be the best golfer he can be.”
DeChambeau has given up talking to the press for now, and PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan hinted that all is not well on Tuesday when he said: “Bryson is a superstar, but he is also a human being who solves some problems. ‘
As for fan behaviour, McIlroy added: “It’s gotten a little less respectful and I think the culture you see in other sports has fueled our game.
“The players are held to a higher standard, so why not our fans?”