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Let Bryson DeChambeau be the Golf Scientist

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It was a lot easier to knock Bryson DeChambeau’s “science-based” approach to the game of golf when he was missing cut after cut earlier this year.

But after his come-from-behind win at the John Deere Classic, which came on the heels of a run of good form, it’s time to let Bryson do Bryson and appreciate his mad brilliance.

And you can’t blame the guy for feeling vindicated.

“There has been a lot of talk,” DeChambeau said. “I had somebody say, Go back and get your old clubs or whatever. This week out here there was somebody that said that…Happens every week.

“I just throw it to the side and say, Don’t even worry about it. You’re going down the road you’ve chosen and you’re comfortable with it, and you know it’s going to in the end be the right thing.”

Seriously? Hecklers are telling him to ditch single-length irons? Maybe they’d be more understanding if they understood his single-length experiment, and the entirety of his golf experiment, isn’t just for him, it’s for all golfers.

Consider what he told reporters after his John Deere win when asked what he wants to do in the game.

“I want to make it easier for the amateurs. I think there is an easier way out there and people just haven’t figured it out. I hope I’m on the right track. I really believe I am.

“I think there are some cool things that I do that can help amateurs out there. People may think my golf swing is really weird and funky, but I think it’s one of the most consistent swings out here.

“So that is one of my bigger goals, is to hopefully help out the game itself and bring more people in through these new ways of playing.”

Perhaps DeChambeau is a bit too cerebral for your liking. Perhaps you find him arrogant. Heck, perhaps you don’t believe what he’s saying. But it’s time we let the Golf Scientist do his experiments in peace.

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  1. Grizz01

    Jul 19, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    The article itself is a contradiction. If you want him to be left alone. Quit bringing him up.

  2. Gordy

    Jul 19, 2017 at 10:11 am

    Not sure why so many people care that he uses single length or how he swings to club. He plays better golf than 99.9 percent of all golfers out there. A golf swing is like a finger print, it is unique to that player and there are no two swings a like. I personally have played with the lengths of irons and from doing that, I play all my clubs shorter compared to the industry standard. If he sees golf this way, good for him keep plugging away with it. Maybe we can all learn something from him and incorporate it to our games.

  3. Bruce

    Jul 19, 2017 at 9:32 am

    if a person wishes to criticize Bryson, then spend time in science class and offer fact based comments. Science teaches how the world works – including how to hit a golf ball.
    Most golf equipment is based on marketing gimmicks like clubs too long, swing weight, and variable length irons. All these complicate the game preventing most players from reaching their potential.
    Bryson is on the right path – observe, learn and improve your game.

  4. Tom54

    Jul 19, 2017 at 8:43 am

    Those who say his swing is quirky need to look at not just his one plane move. If you look how his body flows throughout his swing to me he looks like all the other motions you see in great swings. I personally like that he’s trying to eliminate excess movement in his swing which I believe he accomplishes. The one length for irons I’m not so sure of. But he has now won so let’s give him his due credit.

  5. Albert E.

    Jul 18, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    A person is not a scientist without a bachelor of science degree. Stop calling him one.

    • Dr. K. Kummitus

      Jul 18, 2017 at 6:05 pm

      DeChambeau graduated in 2012 and accepted a scholarship to Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, majoring in physics.

  6. BA'sBP

    Jul 18, 2017 at 9:15 am

    “Seriously? Hecklers are telling him to ditch single-length irons?”

    No, they’re telling him to go back to his Edel irons that he won the NCAA and USAM with.

    Way off the mark as usual Ben.

  7. pgadt52

    Jul 17, 2017 at 10:32 pm

    The USGA needs to outlaw single length irons, and the single plane swing. We cannot have anything that makes the game easier.

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

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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

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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

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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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