‘Let’s Talk About Slow Play’: Bryson DeChambeau Fires Back at Critics

Aug 11, 2019 11:55 PM EDT
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Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Bryson DeChambeau lines up a putt at Colonial Country Club.

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JERSEY CITY, N.J. – Bryson DeChambeau finished his third-round even-par 71, signed his scorecard and stepped onto the podium in the nearby interview area, well aware why so many reporters were gathered there.

“Let’s talk about slow play, guys,” he said before any questions were even asked. “I’ll introduce this and talk about it.”

In the previous 24 hours, DeChambeau had become the subject of social media scrutiny and ridicule, from fans and even some fellow players.

Two separate videos showed him taking much longer than the allotted 40 seconds to hit a shot during Friday’s round, rendering him Public Enemy No. 1, the glowing example of a growing problem in the game of golf.