'Slow-play' DeChambeau hits back at critics

Sports | AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE 12 Aug 2019

Golfer Bryson DeChambeau hit back at critics who took to social media to complain about his slow pace of play.

Fellow US PGA Tour players were among those weighing in after a video showed DeChambeau taking more than two minutes to make a putt.

But the 25-year-old American defended himself after the third round of the Northern Trust in Jersey City.

"When people start talking to me about slow play and how I'm killing the game, I'm doing this and that to the game, that is complete and utter you-know-what. That's not fair," said DeChambeau, whose third-round 71 left him eight shots off the pace at Liberty National.

DeChambeau said he felt he was "somehow being singled out."

DeChambeau has been criticized before for slow play, but said the videos that showed him taking more than two minutes to make a chip and a similar eternity lining up an eight-foot putt a day earlier, were misleading. He said his caddie had called him off one shot and on the other he was waiting for a group on a nearby tee to hit.

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