Bryson DeChambeau is lucky after the fan picks up his ball

by | Sep 5, 2021 | PGA

Here’s a tip for you if you ever go to a professional golf event – if you ever see a ball on the ground, don’t pick it up. Simply not. They are not in your local square where lost balls may just be in random places to be picked up.

On Saturday, a PGA Tour Championship fan picked up a ball that happened to be Bryson DeChambeau’s ball and simply walked away with it. The video from a ShotLink camera showed a fan doing exactly what is an incredibly silly move by the fan.

All of this happened on the 18th hole, a long par-5, where DeChambeau purposely hit a swing to the left towards the 10th fairway in order to get a better angle into the green on his second swing. After looking for his ball for a little over three minutes, he was told that a fan was picking it up and that he could get a free drop.

He then proceeded to do birdie on the closing hole.

I mean how lucky is that?

The scientist gets creative.

– PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) September 5, 2021

I didn’t know you were getting a free drop for this, but it definitely worked for DeChambeau.

Twitter had reactions.

Bryson purposely played the wrong hole from the 18th tee and couldn’t find his ball. He gets a drop because someone seems to have picked him up, and all of this is radioed by someone who is not there. Normal sport.

– Kyle Porter (@KylePorterCBS) September 4, 2021

Calling him “Brooksie” doesn’t really seem like a big deal to me, but man, a fan who picks up Bryson DeChambeau’s ball after his tee shot … that’s a lame move.

– Jeff Darlington (@JeffDarlington) September 4, 2021

It has! On video they saw how the fan pocketed the ball. I guess I shouldn’t assume the boss knew Bryson hit him, but whatever … who goes to a golf tournament and picks up a ball?

– Jeff Darlington (@JeffDarlington) September 4, 2021