"It Shouldn’t Be Difficult To Understand That You Should ALWAYS Shout Fore”

"It Shouldn’t Be Difficult To Understand That You Should ALWAYS Shout Fore” - Players react to Bryson DeChambeau not shouting fore.

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Bryson DeChambeau was at the centre of controversy again as multiple Tour players called out the 27-year-old for not shouting 'fore' at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational.

"It Shouldn’t Be Difficult To Understand That You Should ALWAYS Shout Fore”

Playing the last hole during his third round, DeChambeau blocked his drive right, finding the spectators lining the fairway.

The incident garnered attention on social media, as the American was called out by fellow professionals for not shouting fore.

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Former Ryder Cup player, Edoardo Molinari, tweeted: "It shouldn’t be difficult to understand that you should ALWAYS shout “fore” when you hit a shot into the crowds… @b_dechambeau. When is someone going to do something about this? Hopefully before a spectator gets seriously hurt!"

His tweet was also commented on by Bernd Wiesberger, who said: "Horrendous. Should be fined just like slow play. Penalty shots and, if needed, DQ."

Away from social media, Richard Bland (opens in new tab) had this to say following Bryson's round on Thursday: "Bryson ploughing it into the crowd again off the tee & no shout of "Fore.'' Maybe it needs someone to get seriously injured for him to learn.''

The big hitting American has been previously called out on his actions, during his press conference at The Open (opens in new tab), he was asked: “Bryson, I’m just kind of curious that, over the last few months, we’ve watched you launch a few drives into a few crowds and you don’t seem to shout ‘fore.’ I’m just wondering why you don’t?”

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DeChambeau during his press conference at the Open Championship. (Photo by R&A - Handout/R&A via Getty Images)

Related: Bryson DeChambeau - I Do Shout Fore, I Don't Know What You're On About (opens in new tab)

DeChambeau responded by saying: “I do shout ‘fore,’ I don’t know what you’re on about, there are plenty of people on the tee box that do shout ‘fore’ as well.

“You’re bringing up a very controversial thing, which is unfortunate, but 99% of the time I do and unfortunately people think I don’t but that’s okay they can say whatever they want.”

At the PGA Championship, social media branded DeChambeau (opens in new tab) “disgraceful” after failing to shout fore despite a wayward opening tee shot.

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The 27-year-old, whose average ball speed on Tour is over 190mph, pulled his first drive left directly into the spectators. Luckily nobody was injured.

There were arms signalled by those on the tee, but there was no shout of fore heard via the broadcast.

DeChambeau did go on to shout fore on the very next hole when he once again drove it into the galleries.

A similar incident also occurred at the US Open, with the American failing to shout ‘fore’ or even point his arm out in the direction the ball was going on the 4th hole at Torrey Pines.

Matt Cradock
Staff Writer

Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.

Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.

Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?

Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°

Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°

Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°

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