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DeChambeau Rubbishes ‘Fore’ Claim Ahead Of Open Championship

DeChambeau Rubbishes ‘Fore’ Claim Ahead Of Open Championship

Bryson DeChambeau emphatically denied claims suggesting he does not shout ‘fore’ when his tee-shots enter crowds.

DeChambeau was speaking ahead of the start of the Open Championship due to begin later this week at Royal St George's.

And he rubbished those claims, while also appearing annoyed with the question posed to him at Tuesday's press conference.

"I do shout fore,” he insisted.

"I don’t know what you’re talking about. There’s plenty of other people on the tee box that do shout fore as well.

"You’re bringing up a very controversial thing which is unfortunate, but 99 per cent of the time I do.

"Unfortunately, some people think I don’t but that’s OK, they can say whatever they want."

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And that was not the only notable moment from an entertaining press conference before the start of The Open this week.

DeChambeau was also asked about his ongoing feud with Brooks Koepka, and showed little sign of wanting to de-escalate the tension.

"We haven’t really bantered back and forth until now, so it’s like, 'Why is that happening now?'" he said.

"Anyway, besides that, I’m just here to play golf and focus on that.

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"If we want to keep bantering back and forth...

"Obviously, being respectful and keeping to lines where they aren’t being crossed, well then I think it’s a good environment for people out in golf."

He also admitted that he does not enjoy being involved in controversy, like he is embroiled in currently.

Everybody is human, and I’m definitely human. We all make mistakes and things happen. We all have emotions.

I think people sometime objectify us big players at the top of the game too much. They don’t realise we are human, and we make mistakes.

I never grew up [wanting] to become famous. I grew up to play golf, and that’s something I don’t think people realise. It’s difficult to understand unless you’re truly in this environment.

I’m someone who doesn’t necessarily like controversy, and I like to do my own thing. Do I think I am showing something unique and different?

Yes, but I guess something that comes with that is controversy and it’s something I don’t deal with the best sometimes, but I try to do my best and become better at it.

And when asked if he would object to playing with Koepka during September’s Ryder Cup for the U.S. team, he said: “No. Not at all. I think it would be kind of funny, I’d love it.

“I think that we would do well, and it would create an interesting vibe to be honest against the guys we’d be playing against.”

We'll say it again, how about those two being let at it on the final day of the Open on Sunday?

SEE ALSO: "Now It's Fair Game" - Brooks Koepka Explains His Feud With DeChambeau

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