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WATCH: Bryson DeChambeau Drills Spectator with Errant First Tee Shot

by Chris Haney
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On the opening hole of the Ryder Cup today, American golfer Bryson DeChambeau drilled a spectator with his first tee shot of the round.

As the four-ball match got underway on Friday, DeChambeau sent an errant tee shot left of the fairway. He sat out of the opening round on Thursday, but teamed up with Scottie Scheffler for today’s session. The pair faced off against Spanish golfer Jon Rahm and British golfer Tyrrell Hatton.

Looking for a hot start to the day, Bryson DeChambeau went big with his first tee shot. The golfer is known for his powerful swing, and had hopes of driving his first shot off the tee all the way to the green. Yet things didn’t exactly go as planned.

The 2020 U.S. Open champion broke out his driver and booted his tee shot per usual. However, the errant shot traveled left of the fairway and over a sand trap. The shot was so far off its mark that it ended up hitting a woman on her right leg. She immediately grabbed her leg as the man sitting beside her, presumably her husband, attended to her golf ball-related injury.

The woman seemed to be alright as Bryson DeChambeau walked into the rough for his second shot. The golfer recovered well from his errant drive by hitting an amazing flop shot from the rough that sat well below his feet. The eight-time PGA Tour winner then made a 10-foot putt for a spectacular birdie on the opening hole.

Hopefully, the fan was able to walk off the golf ball shot to her leg while taking in the round at Whistling Straits Golf Course. At a minimum, she’s definitely got a story to tell her friends and family from her day at the Ryder Cup.

Paige Spiranac Calls Out PGA Tour’s New Rule Stemming From0 Brooks Koepka, Bryson DeChambeau Feud

For the last year, PGA golfers Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau have been involved in a very public beef with one another. There is no love lost between the pair, and Koepka has specifically made that well-known.

The pro golfer’s rivalry has also spilled into their fanbases, which has made its way to the golf course as well. Koepka’s fans could frequently be heard yelling Koepka’s nickname “Brooksy” at DeChambeau as he played in tournaments. Eventually, PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan addressed the taunting and outlawed fans from yelling the term “Brooksy” during play.

Former pro golfer turned social media star Paige Spiranac is one of the many critics of the PGA Tour’s decision.

Commissioner Monahan spoke about the heckling and shared his thoughts on banning “Brooksy.”

“The barometer that we are all using is the word ‘respect.’ And to me, when you hear ‘Brooksy’ yelled or you hear any expression yelled, the question is, is that respectful or disrespectful? It has been going on for an extended period of time, and to me, at this point, it’s disrespectful. And that’s the kind of behavior we’re not going to tolerate going forward,” Monahan said.