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DeChambeau disappointed by slow play comments

11th August 2019, 13:56 by Tom Hill

Defending champion Bryson DeChambeau believes he is doing nothing wrong after he was singled out for slow play at The Northern Trust.

The American has been heavily criticised by a number of players after he took more than two minutes to hit an eight-foot putt during his second round.

The likes of Eddie Pepperell and Lee Westwood expressed their disappointment but the incident was not punished by officials.

Fans on social media have also vented their frustration but DeChambeau has decided to hit back after he moved into a share of 24th after a third-round 71.

He told reporters: "When people start talking to me about slow play and how I'm killing the game, I'm doing this-and-that to the game, that is complete and utter...you-know what.

"This is a conversation about playing golf in a certain time. If we really want to do something about this, let's look at the other people that are associated to it. It's the total time it takes to play the hole, it's not just about the time it takes to hit a shot.

"There are certain instances where we have a very difficult shot and it's not easy, so yeah, I'm going to take a little bit longer, because that's my job. That's not fair when people are putting me in a bad light."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Tom Hill offers a strong insight into football and rugby league, whilst also having a good knowledge of several other sports including boxing, horse racing and American Football.

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