On Tuesday afternoon, the PGA Tour announced a specific taunt used against Bryson DeChambeau won’t be allowed.
The PGA Tour has decided to ban its fans from yelling “Brooksy,” towards DeChambeau. It started as a controversial nickname that emerged during DeChambeau’s rivalry with Brooks Koepka.
Of course, that led to plenty of fan reaction from around social media. Golf analyst and social media superstar Paige Spiranac made it clear she’s not happy with the new ruling.
“Yelling ‘Brooksy’ will get you thrown out of PGA tour events now,” Spiranac said. “1. That’s lame. 2. Where was this energy with Mashed Potatoes.”
Yelling “Brooksy” will get you thrown out of PGA tour events now. 1. That’s lame. 2. Where was this energy with Mashed Potatoes
— Paige Spiranac (@PaigeSpiranac) August 31, 2021
After a fan suggested Spiranac shouldn’t be against criticism when she’s complained of harassment online before, she let the fan have it.
“I’m against anyone yelling anything while they are hitting,” she said. “I think if you’re harassing someone then you should get kicked off. But this seems a little much. I’ve followed Tiger before and you would’ve been shocked by what people said.”
“Let me just say that I don’t condone harassment and I do feel bad that Bryson is dealing with it. We need him to make golf interesting. But how this has been handled with banning a word is only going to make it worse for him. Fix the bigger problem. It’s not ‘Brooksy.”
The decision from the PGA Tour came after Bryson’s latest altercation with a fan.