Bryson DeChambeau is backing off his harsh words for the USGA following a severe indictment of the organization.
Golf Digest’s Brian Wacker caught DeChambeau after his second round at the Honda Classic. He told the scribe, “The USGA essentially doesn’t like me doing it [putting side-saddle]. I’m pretty much done with it.”
That remark was likely better received in Far Hills than what DeChambeau went on to say about the USGA.
“They’re not a good organization, and you can quote me on that. I’m part of their family [as a winner of the U.S. Amateur] and as family it’s very frustrating to see them stunt the growth of the game.”
Two days later (and probably to the surprise of very few) DeChambeau apologized via his social media channels, posting this Notepad missive.
While DeChambeau said late last year that the side-saddle stroke would be so effective it’d be “like cheating,” it never really panned out for the SMU alum. In his last five starts, he’s missed the cut four times and withdrawn once. He’s currently 194th on the PGA Tour in strokes gained: putting (-.653).