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DeChambeau confronts cameraman, bemoans lack of privacy

Field Level Media
05 Jul 2020, 12:55 GMT+10

Bryson DeChambeau confronted a cameraman on the course Saturday during the third round of the Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit for capturing his angry reaction after a bad shot.

According to the Golf Channel's Will Gray, DeChambeau was "running a little hot," complaining that the cameraman was following him too long and that capturing his reaction could damage his image. Further, DeChambeau said golfers are entitled to "have our times of privacy" on the course.

After a poor bunker shot on No. 7 at Detroit Golf Club resulted in a bogey, DeChambeau had a "testy discussion" with the cameraman on his way to the tee box at No. 8, according to Gray.

"I mean, I understand it's his job to video me, but at the same point, I think we need to start protecting our players out here compared to showing a potential vulnerability and hurting someone's image. I just don't think that's necessarily the right thing to do," DeChambeau told reporters after his round. "As much as we're out here performing, I think it's necessary that we have our times of privacy as well when things aren't going our way. I mean, we're in the spotlight, but if somebody else is in the spotlight, they wouldn't want that either.

"It's just something about respect I think that's necessary on that end. So for me, I feel like it's one of those things that we had a conversation, it was all good after that."

DeChambeau shot a 5-under 67 and is in tied for second place heading into Sunday's final round, three shots behind Matthew Wolff.

--Field Level Media

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