American Bryson DeChambeau has come under fire after taking over two minutes to play several shots, three times longer than the 40 seconds recommended in golf’s rulebook. Clips circulating on social media showed DeChambeau taking his time to measure a 70-yard chip and a 10-feet putt at Liberty National in New Jersey, prompting fellow pros to wade in. “There are a few players that continually disrespect their fellow pro’s and continue to break the rules without a conscience [sic],” wrote Englishman Ian Poulter . “It should be self policed but clearly this won’t happen … so disappointing it hasn’t been stopped.” DeChambeau, who shot 71 on Saturday, was quick to hit back at critics of his ponderous shot-making. “I take my 40 seconds that’s allotted, sometimes over, absolutely. Totally agree,” the 25-year-old told reporters. “It’s maybe 5% of the time. But I’ll tell you that it’s really kind of unfortunate the way it’s perceived because there’s a lot of other guys that take a lot of time. “When people start talking to me about slow play and how I’m killing the game, I’m doing this and that to the game, that is complete and utter you-know-what. “I’m trying to do… Read full this story
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