SJ - July 5, 2020
What a baby...
Golfers are some weird ass people. They can't have too much noise when they're about to hit a ball that isn't moving. And apparently you can't take video of them for too long either.
Bryson DeChambeau proved that on Saturday when he was spotted having a heated exchange with a cameraman for doing just that.
Bryson running a little hot. Caught up with him on 7 where he took a Sergio slash at the sand after splashing out of a greenside bunker, muttered an expletive after missing the par save and spent 60 seconds in a...testy discussion with a cameraman on his way to 8 tee. pic.twitter.com/ENjQt1U689
— Will Gray (@WillGrayGC) July 4, 2020
According to DeChambeau, his brand could be damaged by watching him for too long, from Golf Channel:
“He was literally watching me the whole entire way up after getting out of the bunker, walking up next to the green. And I just was like, ‘Sir, what is the need to watch me that long?’” DeChambeau said. “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.”
“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,” DeChambeau said. “I feel like when you’re videoing someone and you catch Tiger (Woods) at a bad time, you show him accidentally doing something, or someone else, they’re just frustrated because they really care about the game. It could really hurt them if they catch you at a potentially vulnerable time.
“We don’t mean anything by it, we just care a lot about the game. For that to damage our brand like that, that’s not cool in the way we act because if you actually meet me in person, I’m not too bad of a dude, I don’t think.”
Not too bad of a dude? You bitched at cameraman for watching you too long. Only a certified asshole would do that.
And only a certified asshole would think their brand would be hurt by being watched for too long and not for a heated exchange with a cameraman for doing what cameramen do.
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