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Ryder Cup Winner Calls Out Bryson DeChambeau For Lack Of 'Fore' Shout

Ryder Cup Winner Calls Out Bryson DeChambeau For Lack Of 'Fore' Shout

Bryson DeChambeau is not exactly the most popular figure in golf, and his consistent refusal to shout 'fore' when a ball is headed towards the crowd has been one of the most regular bones of contention raised against him.

This weekend sees DeChambeau, ranked seventh in the world, take part in the WGC-Fedex St Jude Invitational at TPC Southwind, and one former Ryder Cup winner called out a repeat of DeChambeau's etiquette on social media.

Edoardo Molinari calls out Bryson DeChambeau for not shouting 'fore'

Edoardo Molinari took to Twitter earlier today and posted a clip of one of DeChambeau's tee shots from TPC Southwind. The tee shot pushed right and into the crowd, without even a hint of a warning shout from DeChambeau.

Italian Molinari, who won the 2010 Ryder Cup as a member of team Europe, was outraged and said in his tweet:

It shouldn’t be difficult to understand that you should ALWAYS shout “fore” when you hit a shot into the crowds…when is someone going to do something about this? Hopefully before a spectator gets seriously hurt!

It's not the first time DeChambeau has been called out for his actions, which undoubtedly put spectators in danger.

Back in June, it was a repeated bone of contention with pundits during the US Open. RTÉ pundit and former pro Gary Murphy said at the time:


The big problem I have with him more than anything is he’s not shouting ‘fore’, which is disgusting. Hopefully someone doesn’t get hit. The speed that he hits the ball, as hard as that ball is coming in it could do serious damage. You have a responsibility as a player to protect the viewing public, and he’s not doing that.

For a player with such a long and powerful shot off the teebox, and one who tends to be comfortable playing out of areas off the fairway, DeChambeau of all players is one who should prioritise spectator welfare.

When quizzed about it ahead of last month's Open Championship, however, DeChambeau was hilariously dismissive.


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.

We eagerly await Bryson DeChambeau's response to Edoardo Molinari's criticism, but we'd much rather he just have the decency to shout fore the next time he hits a wayward tee shot.

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