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Following a dispute between Bryson de Chambeo and Brooks Copca, PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monhan issued a warning to fans for violating the game’s code of conduct.
Spectator Joe Bryson de Chambeo is being kicked out of the PGA Tournament for using the name of his rival Brooks Copca.
PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Munhan issued a warning on Tuesday following the latest incident of undisputed controversy between Ryder Cup teammates last weekend.
De Chambeo reacted angrily to Patrick Cantley’s call for a “great job, Brookie” after losing the BMW Championship playoffs.
During the Memorial Tournament in June, former US Open champion De Chambeo was taken away from Mayerfield Village for chanting “Brookie”.
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Four-time winner Kopka, who was not competing, reacted to the news by posting a video on social media offering to compensate any spectator who had a day with a free beer case. Was “short”.
This came a fortnight after footage surfaced showing Coppa unable to contain de Chambeau’s dislike of his compatriot after he was engaged in the US PGA Championship without an interview.
Speaking ahead of the season-ending Tour Championships in Atlanta, Monahan said the “paint-up demand” for watching live games during the Corona virus epidemic was “ugly” in various sports.
“We need to be conscious of our expectations of fan behavior and I believe our fan code of conduct does,” he said.
“By attending the PGA Tour event, you are expected to contribute to a welcoming and safe environment by avoiding and reporting any unsafe, disruptive or harassing behavior.
“Comments or gestures that harm the comprehensive and welcoming nature of the game will not be tolerated and players, caddies, volunteers, officials, staff or other spectators will not be harassed.
“Fans who violate our Code of Conduct are disqualified from the tournament and their credentials or tickets are lost.”
Especially when asked if shouting “Brooksie” in de Chambeo is harassing, Monahan said: “Yes.
“And the reason I say yes is that the barometer we’re all using is the word respect, and to me, when you hear a ‘brookie’ scream or a scream, the question is, is that respect?” Or disrespect?
“It’s been going on for a long time. To me, at the moment, it’s disrespectful, and it’s (the) behavior that we won’t tolerate going forward.”