Justin Thomas was one of a number of golfers to criticise Bryson DeChambeau over his choice of words about his Cobra driver at The Open on Thursday.
While Thomas did not tweet about DeChambeau's "the driver sucks" comment, he did drop a comment on @ZireGolf's Instagram post.
"Never would've thought swinging at 135+ mph it'd be hard to drive it straight," wrote Thomas, who carded a 67 on Friday to move to 1-under par for the tournament but 10 shots off the pace.
"You'd think mr physics would know that!"
After hearing about DeChambeau's criticism of his Radspeed driver, Cobra Tour rep Ben Schomin did not hold back in his thoughts.
"Everybody is bending over backwards," Schomin told Golfweek.
"We’ve got multiple guys in R&D who are CAD’ing (computer-aided design) this and CAD-ing that, trying to get this and that into the pipeline faster. (Bryson) knows it.
"It’s just really, really painful when he says something that stupid."
Long live my King, Brooks Koepka pic.twitter.com/k5YMso7ay3— Joe Papparotto (@JoePappa) July 16, 2021
Other players to take to social media to hit out at DeChambeau's driver comment included former World No.1 Luke Donald and former US PGA champion Jason Dufner.
Don’t bite the hand that feeds you…comes to mind https://t.co/xPV0JFYmm3— Luke Donald (@LukeDonald) July 15, 2021
If you really wanna get USGA serious about equipment rollbacks, just start blabbering about how your equipment doesn't go straight enough on miss hits.. that should get the ball rolling on things— Jason Dufner (@JasonDufner) July 15, 2021
DeChambeau, who apologised for his comments via a post on Instagram, carded a level-par 70 on day two to narrowly make the cut mark on the number.
Interestingly, he used a Cobra Radspeed driver but in a different version.