Jay Monahan says Tour will not power Bryson DeChambeau, others to talk with media
ATLANTA – Bryson DeChambeau’s ongoing points with some followers is one thing that must be addressed, in accordance with PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan. As for DeChambeau’s ongoing points with the print media, that’s one other story.
DeChambeau has declined to talk with the print media, which incorporates writers from numerous web sites together with GolfChannel.com, because the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational after his feedback about not being vaccinated for COVID-19 prompted backlash on social media.
Following a second-round 60 final week on the BMW Championship he once more declined print media interview requests, though he did comply with be interviewed by the Tour’s broadcast companions. He additionally declined to be interviewed after he misplaced a six-hole playoff to Patrick Cantlay at Caves Valley.
BY Ryan Lavner
— August 31, 2021 at 12:33 PM
Followers who yell “Brooksy!” at tournaments might now be proven the exit, in accordance with PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan.
Monahan acknowledged it’s an issue.
“Clearly our desire could be to have him speaking to the media frequently, and positively in that occasion when he has a historic efficiency,” Monahan stated. “I feel human beings and people want some area, and I feel that is what is going on on proper now.”
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Monahan was additionally requested if the Tour would contemplate a coverage change that would punish gamers for not talking with the print media or non-broadcast companions. The French Open can advantageous gamers as much as $20,000 for skipping a information convention. That coverage prompted Naomi Osaka to withdraw from the tennis main earlier this summer season.
“In any occasion we’re at all times going to deal with the participant, the connection with the participant, understanding the participant, making an attempt to work with them to get to the fitting place and try to perceive what is going on via their heads,” Monahan stated. “A advantageous, I am undecided what that’s going to do for us in the long term.”