Days after claiming the USGA was "stunting the growth of the game" with their stance on his unique putting approach, Bryson DeChambeau tweeted a lengthy apology and vowed to focus on improving his performance.
DeChambeau had experimented with a face-on, side-saddled putting approach earlier this year but was informed at last month's CareerBuilder Challenge that one of the putters he submitted for USGA approval had been deemed non-conforming. He ultimately switched back to a conventional stance last week.
"The USGA essentially doesn't like me doing it," he said. "I'm pretty much done with it. They're not a good organization, and you can quote me on that."
On Sunday morning, DeChambeau took to Twitter to pen an apology to the USGA, insisting that "my emotions got the better of me" when he made his original comments:
DeChambeau, 23, is one of five players to win both the U.S. Amateur and NCAA individual title in the same year. He has made only three cuts in 10 starts this season, with his best result a T-36 finish at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. He ranks 194th on Tour in strokes gained-putting.