One soundtrack at the U.S. Open: Heckling from gamblers

One soundtrack at the U.S. Open: Heckling from gamblers

Article brief provided by The Washington Post
  • Danny Funt, The Washington Post
June 17, 2024 9:14 PM
  • Danny Funt, The Washington Post

Bryson DeChambeau spent much of the U.S. Open smiling toward his boisterous fans as they hollered words of encouragement. On the No. 9 tee box Saturday, the cheering died down for a moment while he stretched a nagging right hip. Then one spectator’s voice boomed out.

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“Hey, Bryson! I’ve got a hundred bucks on you to shoot over 70.5 today!”

This time, DeChambeau was stone-faced. The heckler, a man named Lee Woody holding two cans of White Claw hard seltzer, seemed pleased when DeChambeau missed the green on the par 3.

“There’s a line, and I dip my toes in there a little bit,” Woody said of his taunting.