US Open champ Bryson DeChambeau lashes out: "Am I frustrated and disappointed? Sure..."

Newly-crowned US Open champion Bryson DeChambeau says he's upset that he won't be represented Team USA at the 2024 Olympic Games.

Bryson DeChambeau
Bryson DeChambeau

Bryson DeChambeau is the beneficiary of a number of perks after stomping on Rory McIlroy's heart to claim the 2024 US Open. 

First of all, the American, 30, has solved his world ranking conundrum. 

DeChambeau does not get OWGR points given he plays in LIV Golf events and therefore faced the prospect of being frozen out of the majors altogether after his exemption for winning the 2020 US Open at Winged Foot was set to expire. 

He has no such worries now, and has even vaulted to 10th in the rankings. 

Elsewhere, DeChambeau picked up a huge amount of prize money for his heroics at Pinehurst No.2. 

But the box-office golfer has not qualified for this summer's Olympic Games. 

The US Open was the final qualifying event for the men's Olympic tournament and he was already well behind US compatriots Scottie Scheffler, Xander Schauffele, Wyndham Clark and Collin Morikawa

All four players will tee it up at Le Golf National in Paris later this summer. 

DeChambeau is now enjoying a media victory lap of sorts and joined the Pat McAfee show to talk about his latest triumph. 

Asked about the Olympics, DeChambeau said: "I’m playing great golf, I’m excited, but ultimately yeah, am I frustrated and disappointed? Sure, you could absolutely say that."

That being said, DeChambeau stressed: "But I made the choices that I made and there’s consequences to that and I respect it."

DeChambeau was looked set to represent Team USA at the delayed Tokyo Games, but contracted Covid and was replaced by Patrick Reed

At the time, he caused a bit of a stir for his comments about getting vaccinated. 

"The vaccine doesn't necessarily prevent it from happening," he told reporters in Memphis before the 2021 FedEx St. Jude Invitational on the PGA Tour

"I'm young enough, I'd rather give it [the vaccine] to people who need it. I don't need it. I'm a healthy, young individual that will continue to work on my health.

"I don't think taking the vaccine away from someone who needs it is a good thing. My dad is a perfect example. He got it [the vaccine] early on because he's a diabetic. People like that need to get it. My mom got it. I don't want to take away that ability."

His comments were viewed as puzzling, to say the least. 

The aforementioned Schauffele won gold at the 2020 Olympics. 

DeChambeau will return to the golf course later this week for LIV Golf's ninth event of their 2024 campaign in Nashville. 


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