According to Geoff Shackelford, it is this:
So I’ve finally figured out what’s been bothering me about the onslaught of
criticism. Bamberger was out there on the course. Many of golf’s finest
scribblers haven’t been seen walking with a player in years, or if they were, it
was from the locker room to the parking lot. Bamberger is actually one of the
few who walks enough with players to put himself in a position where he might
see something unusual happen. Some of his critics in the media might want to
keep that in mind when they ponder how they would have handled the situation.
Interestingly, in the times I’ve covered the Canadian Open for the National Post, I’ve found Shackelford is right — most of the reporters hardly ever leave the media tent, with its endless supply of Coke and snacks. That said, Doug Ferguson, the wonder writer at AP, is one of those guys that loves to get out and see the action. He said that as a writer with an inside the ropes pass, he’s got the best seat in the house, so why not take advantage of it?