The Memorial Tournament Presented By Nationwide

Saturday, June 5, 2021

Dublin, Ohio, USA

Muirfield Village

Bryson DeChambeau

Quick Quotes

Q. Yesterday we talked to Rory and he said the way this golf course is being setup it almost seems like Jack is trying to create a situation where everybody kind of hits from the same place. Now, obviously, you're somewhat of an exception in some places today, especially I think, what was it, 5?


Q. Was that a wedge in?

BRYSON DECHAMBEAU: Yeah, that was a chip little wedge, yeah.

Q. But generally that's what he seems to be trying to do. Do you agree with that?

BRYSON DECHAMBEAU: Well, you look at THE PLAYERS. I think THE PLAYERS is a great representation of who is playing the best golf that week. You have to have every facet of your game. I like the way Jack has set up the golf course. There's a few things there are kind of a little funny I would say, like 5, and I said You know what, screw it, I'm just going to go for it. I'm going to go for it and try and aim it right at the water and if I push it it goes in the right fairway, if I pull it goes in the left fairway.

Q. So 357 is that what you came up with?

BRYSON DECHAMBEAU: Probably. I don't know, Shot Link say that?

Q. Yeah.

BRYSON DECHAMBEAU: Yeah, it was something like that. It was nice.

Q. Did you see a certain video last night from Brooks?

BRYSON DECHAMBEAU: I heard about it through my manager and whatever, but, no. First off, I wanted to say like the fans were awesome today. They came out, supported me. Obviously you're going to have people saying things, but again it doesn't -- like I said yesterday, it doesn't rile me up, it doesn't affect me or anything like that. So it's great banter, it's fun, but the fans were awesome, the golf course is in great shape, I can't say much more than that.

Q. You didn't see it, but you heard about it. Are you surprised? I mean, like that it's going to escalate it like sort of, is that sort of what happened, I think.

BRYSON DECHAMBEAU: Yeah, I think that's something that the TOUR needs to handle, it's something I can't control. I tried to take the high road numerous times and I think that, from my perspective, I'll continue to keep doing so and people are going to do what they want to do. So it is what it is.

Q. Do you in any way think, in a strange way, that this is good that people are talking about it, people are talking about golf?

BRYSON DECHAMBEAU: I mean, I don't even know how to answer that question. Like for, from an integrity standpoint and an honor of the game standpoint, you know, the game has always been played in a certain way. I think golf is changing, it's evolving, so there's going to come a time where it is going to be like this and if I'm the person to take the brunt of it and whatever, you know, great. I'm happy that there's more conversations about me because of the PIP Fund.

Q. That idea of honor and kind of the way that the game is played, for you, what's like that fine line of things that happen in other sports, right, where you might hear things from the stands versus out here?

BRYSON DECHAMBEAU: I love what's been going on. I've had no issue with it whatsoever. I think that when it gets to a point where -- I would say tennis and golf are the only two sports where like when you're hitting a shot everybody's usually quiet. If it comes out to a point where they're affecting like your swing, like they're saying in your swing, that's a little over the line, but everything else, I don't care.

Q. Have you had conversations with the TOUR about this?

BRYSON DECHAMBEAU: Yeah, my agent has.

Q. And can you give us a kind of a drift on which way, what it's about? I mean, obviously, you said it doesn't bother you.

BRYSON DECHAMBEAU: Yeah, it's more about how, I think, and this is what I don't really know about, but I think it's something along the lines of how the TOUR wants players to act, I think. That's about it. But from my perspective, I mean, if he keeps talking about me, that's great for the PIP Fund.

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