Posted on 23rd September 2020 at 14:18
Last week we saw the second major of the season, the US Open, held at Winged Foot. This is one of the hardest courses in the world and so it proved during the tournament, with only 1 man finishing under par across the 4 days of competition. That man is Bryson Dechambeau.
DeChambeau has had to deal with plenty of criticism over the last couple of years, with his calculated and slow approach being questioned by his fellow players and pundits alike. He has also being ridiculed for his set up and swing as it is very different to everyone else.
Bryson believes that Golf is a science and thus went away to see how he could possibly gain an advantageover the rest of the players on tour. His plan was to bulk up and grenerate more power on his shots, hitting the ball further than anyone else. His approach to this course which is reknowned for its heavy rough, was to hit the ball as far as he could off the tee when most of his rivals were desperately focused on keeping the ball in play and out of the rough. This clearly worked for him, and a strong final day saw him overtake Matt Wolff on the final day and cruise through to victory.
This is a massive statement to his critics, and we could not help but be impressed by his performance. Don't bet against him at the Masters in November!
Well done Bryson!!!!
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