Rookie PGA Tour player Grayson Murray took to Twitter this past weekend, calling out Genesis Open sponsor invitee Bryson DeChambeau for withdrawing after 28 holes. DeChambeau fired a 73 in the first round before withdrawing from the event 10 holes later.
Hey @PGATOUR there should be a rule if you get a sponsor invite and withdraw after 28 holes your not allowed any other invites rest of year
— Grayson Murray (@GraysonMurray) February 17, 2017
Fellow PGA Tour members John Peterson and Colt Knost responded, in what appears to be support of Murray’s statement.
— Colt Knost (@ColtKnost) February 18, 2017
This is 100% accurate https://t.co/dv66QQasRQ
— John Peterson (@JohnPetersonPGA) February 18, 2017
The twitter battle ensued, but it does appear DeChambeau injured his hand, posting the below picture to Instagram:
Being somewhat of a golf purist, I always believe that if you were able to start a tournament you should tough it out to the finish unless its unbearable. In this case, would 8 more holes have been too much to ask of DeChambeau? Based on social media posts as of Wednesday, it appears DeChambeau will be playing in the Honda Classic this week.