PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan Photo: Cliff Hawkins, Getty Images
ATLANTA, GEORGIA | On a Tuesday when the wind and rain from the remnants of Hurricane Ida blew through East Lake Golf Club where the season-ending Tour Championship begins Thursday, PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan confronted the tempest that has developed regarding fan behavior at tour events.
To put a sharper point on it, how some aggressive and bellicose fans have made Bryson DeChambeau, arguably the most prominent figure in the sport at the moment, a target on the course.
Monahan wants it to stop.
If that means having fans ejected from the premises for yelling “Brooksy,” that’s what Monahan will have done.
He’s spoken privately to both DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka about their social media spat which has fueled the situation, leading to the deluge of catcalls directed at DeChambeau from spectators, not all of whom have been overserved.
While Koepka has done nothing to stop the obnoxiousness from fans, DeChambeau hasn’t helped himself. As much as...
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