Dubai: Bryson DeChambeau may not be one of the more popular players on the tour given his egotistical attitude that has irked fellow players and golfing officials, but even he got a reprieve from one of Instagram’s biggest stars following his first Major victory in the US Open at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York last month.
Former pro golfer and social media sensation Paige Spiranac has never been a big fan of DeChambeau who she has trolled on several occasions, but the 27-year-old did a volte face to congratulate the American on his breakthrough victory in New York.
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Taking to Twitter, Spiranac said: “It’s fun to give Bryson (expletive) at times but you have to give him so much credit for sticking to his guns despite all the hate and now he gets to call himself a US Open Champion. Well deserved win.”
Earlier in the year during the Memorial Tournament in Ohio, Spiranac famously blasted DeChambeau’s behaviour for arguing with a PGA official about an out-of-bounds decision.
She said: “The way he acted to that rules official was so uncalled for and I think it just shows where his head space is at right now, where he thinks that he is literally pioneering the way that golf is being played.
“And so he is so far and beyond everyone else that he can tell a rules official, who their job is to know the rules inside and out.
“And for Bryson to say, ‘I don’t believe you, I need a second ruling.’ Who do you think you are?”
Spiranac currently boasts over 2.8 million followers having seen her star rise with her active work on social media during the coronavirus lockdown.