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Why Is the Golf World So Scared of Bryson DeChambeau?

Postby PonyPride » Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:29 pm

From Bleacher Report:

Why Is the Golf World So Scared of Bryson DeChambeau?
By TULLY CORCORAN

If you want to understand why people don't like Bryson DeChambeau, all you have to do is watch him swing his club. His mechanics are deeply weird. He doesn't bend his left arm. His club travels on a single plane, and all his irons are the same length. It looks like his swing shouldn't even be legal, but it is. It looks like it shouldn't work, but for some strange reason, it does. According to DeChambeau, his swing is the most physiologically advantageous one he could have. Golf is a game of physics and mechanical dynamics; golfers build their games based on the information available—that which can be observed, repeated, tested—and DeChambeau couldn't care less what anyone thinks about how he swings his club. He cares about what the numbers say.

While a lot of golfers would be overwhelmed by massive volumes of information, DeChambeau wants to know every bit of data available before each shot—like barometric pressure in the atmosphere or the type of grass and its sap content. "It's not necessarily ADD," says his father, Jon DeChambeau. "It's just the way he sees things."

The sap and the barometric pressure serve a purpose: His goal is to remove feel from his game entirely, and that is why Bryson DeChambeau is golf's rebel.

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Re: Why Is the Golf World So Scared of Bryson DeChambeau?

Postby Water Pony » Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:10 pm

Thanks for sharing. Bryson is an iconic member of the tour and very appealing addition. The possibility he is contending at the Masters is quite a story
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Re: Why Is the Golf World So Scared of Bryson DeChambeau?

Postby ponyboy » Fri May 03, 2019 11:58 pm

Fascinating.
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Re: Why Is the Golf World So Scared of Bryson DeChambeau?

Postby mrydel » Sat May 04, 2019 7:32 am

I found it odd, and perhaps biased that the ruling powers disallowed him using his compass for calculations since it was the use of an outside object to aid, yet they allow golfers to draw a line on the ball to aid in lining up a putt. Seems the marker used is also an outside aid.
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Re: Why Is the Golf World So Scared of Bryson DeChambeau?

Postby PoconoPony » Thu May 09, 2019 8:32 pm

ESPN ( maybe CBS ) carried a special feature on Bryson prior to the first day of the Masters. Very interesting highlighting much of the information in this article as explained and viewed by Bryson. Not sure if this insight is available online.
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