Three-time Major champion Vijay Singh is the latest to put the sword to Bryson DeChambeau after his altercation with a rope at the LIV Golf event in Chicago.
At the time, the American was closing in on a final lap 71 before walking face first into a rope lining the fairways of Rich Harvest Farms. The scientist fell to his knees, could be heard muttering swear words and had to be comforted by cadet Brian Zeigler.
DeChambeau, who was livid at the time, later saw the funny side and poked fun at himself in a viral video. Just when you thought that was the end of the day, Shane Lowry chimed in, asking his Twitter followers if the video or the torrential weather at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship was any worse. Justin Thomas voted in favor of the weather, hanging his former Ryder Cup teammate to dry off (not literally).
Now Vijay Singh is the latest to poke fun at the former US Open champion with an image of him successfully maneuvering a gallery rope at the SAS Championship at Prestonwood Country Club.
The responses were exactly as expected, with countless responses seeing the fun side. While oft-divisive DeChambeau has yet to acknowledge it, if his initial video response is anything to go by, we suspect he also saw her with a smile on his face.
All joking aside, DeChambeau claimed after the round that he had trouble seeing out of his right eye for the rest of the day and seemed dizzy. After the unusual incident, he finished tied for eighth position, but was able to fully recover and compete in both LIV Golf events in Bangkok and Jeddah.
Earlier this week, the 29-year-old dropped out of the top 50 in the Official World Golf Rankings. He had been a staple at the top of the standings over the years, but after an injury-laden 2022 and his defection to LIV Golf, which is unable to offer recognition to its players yet, he slipped from precariously in the pecking order.
LIV had hoped to be able to offer OWGR points for the final two regular tournaments of the season, in Bangkok and Jeddah, but those ambitions were dashed when OWGR said they did not have enough notice to grant eligibility. and that “only after the review is completed is a decision made on the allocation of points to the new “limited field tournaments” of the MENA Tour [the LIV Golf Invitational Series].”