Bryson DeChambeau complained about ants being near his ball

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Bryson DeChambeau has been the talk of the PGA Tour this season with his long drives and overall strong play.

But Thursday at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational, DeChambeau tried to make a mountain out of an ant hill.

On the par-4 7th hole amid a strong first-round performance, DeChambeau smashed a drive into an area with trees to the left of the fairway. His lie, among pine straw and sticks, wasn’t the best. Of particular concern to DeChambeau and his caddie, however, was an ant hole near his feet when he attempted a stance.

“It looks like an ant hole, or ant area,” DeChambeau said to PGA Tour tournament referee Ken Tackett on the Golf Channel broadcast.

“I just don’t see Bryson, honestly … I don’t see fire ants,” Tackett said after some discussion.


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