In the NFL, relentless fans boo Tom Brady in every visiting stadium he enters. In the NBA, the boos rain down in endless volume upon LeBron James, and sometimes people standing close enough to touch him get verbally abusive. In the NHL, Sidney Crosby hears endless chants of "Crosby sucks!" in road rivalry games--or at least in Philadelphia. LSU fans might make a more general plea to opposing teams. The sports world's governing bodies don't always like those things, and the outer limits of their tolerance vary.
Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. Davis Thompson, in his third PGA Tour event as a professional, tied a Detroit Golf Club record with a 9-under 63 to take the early first-round lead in the Rocket Mortgage Classic. Brandon Hagy and Tom Lewis were two shots back. Thompson is in the field as a sponsor exemption.
Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. Bryson DeChambeau fought the wind blowing in from the English Channel and the thick thatches of rough at Royal St. George's. And then he fought with his clubmaker. After shooting a 1-over 71 in the first round of the British Open on Thursday, the 2020 U.S. Open champion blamed his driver for his errant tee shots and then backtracked hours later after a rebuke from a Cobra official.
Fox Business Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on FoxBusiness.com. It's one thing for Bryson DeChambeau to try to change golf when he's doing it only for himself. Now comes the Ryder Cup, where the world will get to see how his single-minded pursuit of non-conformity and power fits in the realm of a team competition. When DeChambeau arrives at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin for the showdown between the United States and Europe that opens Sept. 24, the 6-foot-1, 235-pound disrupter with a world-leading driving average of 323.7 yards will bring with him an epic amount of baggage.
Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. After an opening-round 71, It became clear that Bryson DeChambeau couldn't hit the driver a lick. He said post-round that his Cobra driver "sucked" and that rubbed Cobra's rep the wrong way, and actually drew a response. If I can get it down the fairway that's great, but again, the driver right now…the driver sucks," DeChambeau said. "It's not a good face for me, and we're still trying to make it good on the mis-hits." That comes across like a whiny Little Leaguer who blames dropping fly balls on his glove not being broken in. I suggest instead that he simply stop mis-hitting the golf ball and spare us the blame game. Targeting your sponsorships is bad business and overall a brutal look for DeChambeau. And that's what led us to a Cobra rep snapping back (as much as they probably shouldn't have) "Everybody is bending over backwards.