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Report: Bryson DeChambeau to leave SMU golf team



Bryson DeChambeau, the 2015 U.S. Amateur and NCAA Individual Champion will leave the Southern Methodist University golf team to prepare for The Masters, Golf Channel reports.

The senior standout’s decision comes after an NCAA ruling deeming SMU ineligible from 2015-2016 postseason play because of violations by former head coach Josh Gregory.

[quote_box_center]”To best prepare myself for the next six months of competition and future events, I felt it was appropriate to make this decision now to be fair to my coaches and team,” DeChambeau told the Golf Channel.[/quote_box_center]

According to the Golf Channel, expectations are that DeChambeau will turn pro after The Masters, although he’s exempt for the year’s first three majors based on his U.S. Amateur victory.

DeChambeau plans to play in next month’s Argentina Open and Australian Open, and “intends to complete his physics degree at a future date.”

Under current head coach Jason Enloe, SMU is appealing the NCAA’s decision.

See what GolfWRX members are saying about the decision in the forums.

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He played on the Hawaii Pacific University Men's Golf team and earned a Masters degree in Communications. He also played college golf at Rutgers University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.



  1. Kyle

    Oct 15, 2015 at 8:21 pm

    I find it sad that he is having to leave SMU due to a former coaches actions.

    I wish the best for him and hope he as a fruitful Professional career.

  2. BIG STU

    Oct 15, 2015 at 6:36 pm

    I can’t blame him he can get some experience of the highest level and see how he does. Just look at what Jordan Speith did. I would think with his game he can make more on the PGA Tour than he could by getting that degree. But if the golf does not work out he can like he says go back and get his degree and go from there

  3. shimmy

    Oct 15, 2015 at 11:33 am

    Maybe he could leave that hat at SMU, too.

  4. Andy W

    Oct 15, 2015 at 9:06 am

    So the plan to compete as an amateur for the next 8 months thru the Masters and US Open or if he wins something, then turn Pro and show up at Augusta National that way?

  5. Tom

    Oct 14, 2015 at 10:53 pm

    I hope he’s making the right decision.

    • John H

      Oct 15, 2015 at 9:43 am

      Based on the chicken scratchings I had to live on as a grad and post-doc, I think he’s making the right choice to give pro golf a shot. Unlike most of these guys, he has an option if it doesn’t work out.

    • Dave S

      Oct 16, 2015 at 2:23 pm

      How could this be the wrong decision? Even if the kid never becomes a star, it’s pretty damn likely he’ll end up as a tour journeyman, who make more $$ than most physicists.

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WATCH: PGA Tour players play hole blindfolded and it’s hilarious/amazing



As part of a Srixon campaign, four PGA Tour players recently participated in a three-hole challenge, with each hole being a different game; hole No. 1 was blindfolded, hole No. 2 was costumes and distractions, and hole No. 3 was alternate shot with a baseball bat. The teams were Smylie Kaufman and Sam Ryder against Shane Lowry and Grayson Murray.

Watch the full video below, since it is quite entertaining (albeit not the type of golf that Old Tom Morris surely had in mind), but in particular, make sure to check out the first hole where Lowry and Ryder play a full hole completely blind folded. It’s amazing to watch how badly Ryder struggles, and how Lowry nearly makes par.

Cleveland-Srixon’s marketing department has been hard at work crafting these viral-esque ad campaigns; if you remember, former long-drive champion Jamie Sadlowski recently dressed as 80-year-old Grandpa Jamie to fool range-goers. That video has since gathered over 1.2 million views on YouTube.

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Think you had a bad weekend on the course? At least you didn’t do this



We hope this golfer didn’t take the ultra-premium golf equipment plunge before sending his clubs to a watery grave. Either way, this was an expensive (and strangely calm) reaction to a bad round.

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Tiger Woods battles terrifying deep-sea creature, wins



With four tweets since July 21st, Tiger Woods is exposing himself on social media in a way we haven’t seen.

And with his latest tweet, he’s…exposing himself in a way we haven’t seen.

A shirtless-and-swimsuited Woods appears holding what he purports to be a lobster (but what looks more like a monster of the deep sea).

Nothing like it, indeed.

He’s lucky to have escaped with his life after battling that horrifying crustacean. Spiny lobsters, apparently, don’t have claws, but somehow that doesn’t make them any less terrifying, as they look poised to impale you and carry you off to their reefy lairs.

Not sure how big the beast in Woods grasp actually is, but it pales in comparison to this 14-pound creature from your nightmares.

14_pound_lobster_caught_near_Bermuda_0_48217534_ver1.0_640_480Anyway, Woods has been on something of a grand tour of late it seems, taking in a friendly version of El Clasico in Miami and posing with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.

All of this is good to see. It was two months ago that Woods entered rehab following his now-infamous Memorial Day arrest for impaired driving.

What this portends for his future on the golf course is unclear, but you’d assume the 14-time major champion is feeling pretty good if he’s free diving after monsters of the deep.

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