'Brooksie' sledge could lead to fan ejection

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Fans who outcry "Brooksie!" to Bryson DeChambeau mightiness beryllium removed from the tourney and person their tickets oregon badges confiscated.

That besides goes for vulgar oregon rude comments and gestures, oregon harassment of anyone progressive with the tourney oregon different disruptive behavior.

Left unclear is whether shouting "mashed potatoes!" oregon "light the candle!" is connected the list.

It's each portion of the PGA Tour's updated codification of conduct, which was successful works earlier the coronavirus pandemic unopen down play for 3 months successful the outpouring of 2020, and past enactment successful spot this twelvemonth arsenic spectators began to return. A run called "Rep Our Game" was rolled retired up of the FedEx Cup playoffs.

This has go timely present due to the fact that of incidents involving DeChambeau that stem from the PGA Championship successful May. He and Brooks Koepka person accelerated a petty feud that began connected societal media and has spilled into the gallery, with astir of heckling involving "Brooksie."

Bryson DeChambeau (L) of the United States congratulates Patrick Cantlay of the United States aft Cantlay defeated DeChambeau connected the sixth playoff spread during the last circular of the BMW Championship astatine Caves Valley Golf Club connected August 29, 2021 successful Owings Mills, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) (Getty)

It runs deeper, though. PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan said play is lone 1 of the sports witnessing assertive instrumentality behaviour aft spectators being distant from sports for truthful agelong due to the fact that of the pandemic.

"This is astir conscionable a fewer atrocious actors. And for the record, this isn't astir immoderate 1 peculiar subordinate oregon 1 peculiar incident," Monahan said up of the season-ending Tour Championship. "But successful immoderate situations it's evident that we person gotten distant from the precise civility and respect that are hallmarks to our large game."

Monahan said the precedence was simply to make a harmless environment.

"We're going to beryllium leaders successful this space. We're going to amusement everyone however casual it is to bask yourself astatine an lawsuit portion besides respecting the athletes successful the tract of play and the fans astir you, galore of whom are families with young kids who person a accidental to beryllium beingness fans of the crippled themselves," helium said. "Quite honestly, we should expect thing little from each other, whether we're astatine a play tourney oregon elsewhere successful life."

Top players typically person section instrumentality enforcement walking with their groups. DeChambeau pointed toward a fewer spectators who were escorted distant from his radical astatine the Memorial.

Brooks Koepka has made nary concealed of his rivalry with DeChambeau. (Getty)

Asked specifically if idiosyncratic could beryllium removed for calling DeChambeau the incorrect name, Monahan said yes.

"The barometer we are each utilizing is the connection 'respect.' And to me, erstwhile you perceive 'Brooksie' yelled oregon you perceive immoderate look yelled, is that respectful oregon disrespectful?" helium said. "To me, astatine this point, it's disrespectful. And that's the benignant of behaviour that we're not going to tolerate going forward."

MONEY TITLE

Jon Rahm won the wealth title, conscionable not the award.

That's due to the fact that determination is nary award.

With his third-place decorativeness successful The Northern Trust and a necktie for ninth successful the BMW Championship, Rahm finished the PGA Tour play with $7,705,933. He bushed retired BMW Championship victor Patrick Cantlay by $67,128.

The Tour Championship nary longer has a purse, lone the $60 cardinal FedEx Cup bonus payout, with $15 cardinal going to the winner.

And the PGA Tour nary longer has the Arnold Palmer Award for whoever had the astir authoritative earnings. That stopped successful 2019, erstwhile the grant was fixed to the rookie of the year. The PGA Tour present focuses lone connected FedEx Cup points.

Even so, the rubric is worthy noting due to the fact that making wealth has been a longtime measurement of occurrence successful golf. Plus, Rahm is the archetypal Spaniard to triumph the PGA Tour wealth list. It gets truthful small attraction that not adjacent Rahm was aware.

Jon Rahm of Spain looks implicit his putt astatine the 2nd greenish during the 3rd circular of THE NORTHERN TRUST astatine Liberty National Golf Club connected August 21, 2021 successful Jersey City, New Jersey. (Photo by Tracy Wilcox/PGA TOUR via Getty Images) (Getty)

"I didn't cognize that I had won the wealth database and I didn't cognize that I'm the archetypal Spanish subordinate to execute that. But I'm precise arrogant of it," Rahm said. "It has been a precise weird season, with galore majors, galore players playing precise well. However, I don't cognize if it truly matters erstwhile this week we play for what we play, the bonus of the FedEx Cup. I deliberation successful these days of the FedEx Cup, possibly the wealth database is little important than years before.

"In immoderate case, hopefully I tin triumph FedEx Cup and tin explicate what I consciousness with that."

Justin Thomas won the past Arnold Palmer Award for winning the wealth rubric successful 2018. Brooks Koepka won the wealth rubric successful 2019, and Thomas won it again — for the 3rd clip — successful 2020.

REED RETURNS

Patrick Reed made it to the Tour Championship without having played successful 3 weeks.

Reed announced connected Twitter that helium was headed to Atlanta aft a bout with what helium described arsenic bilateral pneumonia.

His likelihood of winning are not rather arsenic agelong arsenic being astatine East Lake, arsenic Reed volition commencement the Tour Championship 10 shots down Patrick Cantlay. But astatine slightest helium gets 1 past accidental to marque an content earlier Steve Stricker announces his six captain's picks for the Ryder Cup.

Reed dropped from No. 22 successful the FedEx Cup standings to No. 26 aft missing the archetypal event, and helium narrowly hung connected astatine No. 30 past week erstwhile K.H. Lee took bogey from the 18th fairway astatine the BMW Championship.

Patrick Reed places his shot during the last circular of WGC-Workday Championship astatine The Concession Golf Club. (Getty)

SILENT MODE

Bryson DeChambeau has not spoken to the media, extracurricular of PGA Tour broadcast partners, passim the FedEx Cup playoffs. That presumably stems from erstwhile helium told reporters astatine the FedEx St. Jude Invitational that helium hasn't been vaccinated against COVID-19 due to the fact that helium didn't privation to deprive radical who needed the shots much (the CDC has said there's nary vaccine shortage).

That became awkward erstwhile helium astir changeable 59 connected Friday astatine the BMW Championship.

And past helium refused to talk adjacent to broadcast partners aft losing a six-hole playoff to Patrick Cantlay.

PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan says helium has spoken to DeChambeau — helium didn't uncover the taxable — and doesn't expect this to last.

"Listen, Bryson is simply a star. He has fascinated play and athletics fans astir the satellite since our instrumentality to golf," Monahan said. "He's besides a young antheral that's increasing and evolving, not conscionable connected the play course, but disconnected the play course. ... I don't deliberation this is the mode things are going to beryllium for a agelong play of time. I'm hopeful that we'll get backmost to a dependable cadence of connection that he'll person with the media. But he's moving done immoderate things and he's going to person my and our enactment arsenic helium continues to bash so.

"I deliberation that sometimes, arsenic hard arsenic it is to contemplate and understand, I deliberation quality beings and individuals request immoderate space," helium said. "And I deliberation that's what's going connected close now."

APGA IN THE FALL

Farmers Insurance, the biggest protagonist of the Advocates Professional Golf Association for number players, is sponsoring a autumn series.

The APGA Tour Farmers Insurance Fall Series volition diagnostic tournaments successful Philadelphia, Atlanta and Los Angeles to assistance further the tour's ngo of bringing greater diverseness to the game. The bid concludes astatine Wilshire Country Club, tract of an LPGA Tour event.

The prize wealth volition beryllium $25,000 for the archetypal 2 events and $30,000 for the past 1 and includes a bonus excavation with $7,500 going to the apical players from the series.

DIVOTS

Seven players who reached the Tour Championship person not won a PGA Tour lawsuit this season. That includes Olympic golden medalist Xander Schauffele. ... Seventeen players earned $5 cardinal oregon much this play connected the PGA Tour. ... Sara Ingram is returning adjacent twelvemonth arsenic Curtis Cup skipper aft starring the Americans to triumph past week successful Wales. The Curtis Cup successful 2022 is acceptable for Merion, and past Sunningdale successful England for 2024. ... The BMW Championship was the 14th playoff of the twelvemonth connected the PGA Tour. ... The ShopRite LPGA Classic connected Oct. 1-3 volition diagnostic the archetypal all-female broadcast squad successful golf, including pb shaper Beth Hutter.

STAT OF THE WEEK

Patrick Cantlay has 3 PGA Tour victories this season. The runners-up person been Justin Thomas, Jon Rahm, Collin Morikawa and Bryson DeChambeau.

FINAL WORD

"It's not a contention of however good you deed the ball. It's a contention of however good you score." — Jon Rahm.

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