Just prior to the start of the Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit, news broke that defending champion Bryson DeChambeau and his caddie had divorced.
Because of that, coupled with the fact that he did not even make the cut in the tournament, it is not surprising that he did not want to speak to the media on either Thursday or Friday.
That being said, DeChambeau dodging the media for two days is an embarrassment and Detroit Free Press writer Carlos Monarrez just called him out for it.
Here is some of what Carlos wrote.
From Detroit Free Press:
DeChambeau finished the first round so late Thursday night that there were few reporters left to speak with him and he didn’t do any interviews afterward. On Friday, he refused requests for an interview. That means DeChambeau said absolutely nothing about the tournament during its first two rounds.
Nothing about the fans or Detroit or how the tournament dealt with the double difficulty of pivoting to welcoming fans back while dealing with horrible weather all week.
That’s just unacceptable. And that’s coming from a sportswriter and a golf fan who likes DeChambeau. He’s an acquired taste and not for everyone — probably something like a cross between escargot and caviar. The intricacies of fine dining to some; gross slimy stuff to others.
When DeChambeau arrives at the British Open in two weeks, he likely will be asked about the sudden caddie breakup. But it’s a good bet no one at Royal St. George’s Golf Club will ask for his thoughts about Detroit Golf Club and the Rocket Mortgage Classic.
Simply put, DeChambeau owes the tournament and its fans more than this — a lot more — as the defending champ and a sponsor spokesman.
Carlos Monarrez is known for writing columns that make little to no sense to anyone but himself but he nailed this one.