Will Zalatoris had some choice words for the "Instagram morons" in the wake of his crushing near-miss at the US Open.
Yet again it was major agony for Zalatoris, 25, who narrowly missed a birdie putt at the 72nd hole to force a playoff against Matthew Fitzpatrick at The Country Club at Brookline.
When his attempt agonisingly missed the hole by a matter of milimetres, the 2020-2021 PGA Tour Rookie of The Year fell to his knees and dropped his putter in complete heartache.
He was asked if this loss stung as much as recent ones. "This one [the US Open] hasn't sunk in," Zalatoris told the media.
"[The] Masters was pretty special, just obviously being there, considering that seven months prior I was playing on the Korn Ferry, and then having a chance to win the Masters.
"Yeah, this one's -- I honestly don't know what to take from this yet. I was pretty pleased just because I'm known for my ball-striking. I'm sure all the Instagram morons are going to say it has something to do with my left wrist flexion coming down, but I promise you, it's got nothing to do with it.
"I think just keep doing what we're doing. This one stings for sure, but I know that we're going to get this."
He added: "I'm three shots away from practically being a -- having a chance of being a three-time major champion. A bounce here or there.
"This week my driving was atrocious. I think part of that might have had a little bit to do with the hip. I thought that I -- the fact that how bad I drove it this week, to have a chance to win, I'm very pleased with."
Zalatoris turned professional in 2018 and made his ranks through the Korn Ferry Tour.
He is yet to win a PGA Tour event. He lost out to Luke List at Torrey Pines in a playoff at the Farmers Insurance Open earlier in the season.