Bryson DeChambeau’s use of compass unaccepted by PGA TOUR
DeChambeau’s use of a compass during the third round of the Travelers Championship caught an eye of the PGA Tour and a whole lot of social media.
Rules officials approached DeChambeau about the device on the range following his round at Saturday at TPC River Highlands, and according to him, they are going to get back to him next week, regarding the issue.
“They said we just want to let you know we’re investigating this device and seeing if it’s allowable or not,” DeChambeau said Sunday following a two-under 68 to tie for ninth in the tournament. “It wouldn’t be the first time this has happened.”
In 2017, PGA TOUR officials told DeChambeau that they were consulting the USGA regarding whether the center-shafted putter he was using conformed to The Rule of Golf.
It also wasn’t the first time DeChambeau has used the device, he said, noting that he has been so since the 2016 PGA Tour stop in Las Vegas.
“It’s been used for a long, long time,” DeChambeau said. “People are saying it’s an unusual device, that’s at least what the tour’s saying.
“It’s funny people take notice when you start playing well.”
DeChambeau already has two wins on Tour, including one recently at the Memorial Tournament and has five finishes in the top five this season.
When asked, what does he uses it for?
“Figuring out true pin locations,” DeChambeau said. “The pin locations are a little bit off every once in a while, so I’m making sure they’re in the exact right spot.”
DeChambeau finished T-9 at the Travelers Championship along with Anirban Lahiri and Chase Seiffert at 12-under-268.