Bryson DeChambeau was knocked to a knee in Sunday’s final round of the LIV Golf Invitational Series Chicago.
From video of the mishap posted on social media by Kyle Porter of CBS and others, it appears the former U.S. Open champion tried to walk under a gallery rope at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Illinois, but grossly misjudged the rope’s height. He never put his hands up to grab the rope, which also was being lifted by a volunteer of the event. As he went to pass under the rope, he walked right into it and somehow got it stuck under his hat and appears to possibly have hit himself in the eye. Then DeChambeau fell to one knee as the announcers of the livestream groaned.
One of the announcers appears to have said, “Off with his head.”
Despite the awkward interaction, DeChambeau – who earlier in the week said it was the PGA Tour’s loss that LIV players will not be allowed to play in team events such as the upcoming Presidents Cup or Ryder Cup – was able to finish his round. He finished in a tie for 10th, seven shots behind winner Cameron Smith.
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