“I certainly feel some sympathy for him, because I certainly think you shouldn’t be banished or criticized for something different, and we’re different from Bryson from the beginning. I think he knew how people want to be him, “McIlroy said. “He is his own person. He thinks of his thoughts and everyone has the right to do it.”
He added: I’m not saying he’s completely blamed for this. But at the same time, I think he’s been doing some pretty rough moves lately. He’s a good person (deep, I think) and he just wants to do it, so it’s pretty sad to see it in action. Try to be the best golfer he can. And every week, something else happens. I think it’s pretty difficult to be Bryson DeChambeau right now. “
DeChambeau sought to downplay the impact of what some people labeled as harassment on the course.
“I can take heat — I’ve taken heat for the rest of my life,” he told the Golf Channel. “That’s because I’m a little different, and I understand it, and I’m grateful for it. No matter what, Elon Musk or Jeff Bezos, who is it? Well, if it’s a little different, you’ll always have a fever. I’m aware of it and respect it. “
He added: “After all, people have the right to do so, so they’re trying to say what they’re trying to say. It’s been going on for months now. Everyone has their own limits and who Momo has its own turning point etc. I think it did a pretty good job to achieve:’What do you know? I fuel it in a positive way to me I will try to do it. “
McIlroy, the current chair of the PGA Tour Players Advisory Board, supports the Commissioner’s crackdown on fan behavior.
“Golf has no room to abuse anyone on the golf course. All they are trying to do is do their best to win the golf tournament and chase their dreams,” McIlroy said. “So there is no place for that in our game. And while it may sound a bit stiff or sneaky, it’s golf and we have a tradition.”