LIV Golf pro filmed in tense exchange with fan: "You still timing, buddy?!"

Video footage has surfaced of a fiery exchange LIV Golf's Bryson DeChambeau had with an impatient fan during the 2023 US Open.

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Fri, 23 Jun 2023
LIV Golf pro filmed in tense exchange with fan: "You still timing, buddy?!"

Would it be unreasonable to suggest LIV Golf's Bryson DeChambeau has always had to deal with a bit of stick from golf fans?

When he arrived on the PGA Tour more than a decade ago, he had a reputation as someone who was different. 

He thought outside the box. The flat cap came to be synonymous with the young American. He was dubbed The Scientist. 

Then came his 'feud' with Brooks Koepka which led to PGA Tour boss Jay Monahan stepping in and warning fans about heckling the big hitter.

All that is patched up now, according to five-time major champ Koepka, but DeChambeau has still had to deal with a bit of flack. 

DeChambeau also was put on full blast by some golf fans, players and the media for playing too slowly. 

And it appears that some think the golfer is still taking far too much time over his shots. 

A video has surfaced of the most recent US Open at Los Angeles Country Club involving DeChambeau and a golf fan. 

Said spectator informed the golfer he had put DeChambeau on a timer, of which the 29-year-old had a robust response. 

He asked the fan:

"Are you still timing? Because they [the group in front] just walked off the green buddy. You still timing? Okay, thank you."

Watch the clip here:

DeChambeau went on to finish T-20 in the major. 

The American hasn't spoken about the exchange but immediately after his final round he issued a Ryder Cup plea to US captain Zach Johnson. 

DeChambeau has returned to form and is hoping that his showings in the major championships this year will be enough to warrant consideration for a captain's pick. 

He missed the cut at the 87th Masters but posted a T-4 at the PGA Championship which was won by the aforementioned Koepka. 

DeChambeau is in the field for the forthcoming 151st Open Championship at Royal Liverpool. 

He told the media:

"I think Brooks [Koepka] is already qualified and I think he's already on the team. If my game continues to improve and I play well in another major and play well in some LIV events, I hope [Johnson] considers some of those guys. It'd be nice to consider me."

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