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Bryson DeChambeau envisions a future of 7-foot golfers with 145mph swing speed

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Bryson DeChambeau’s swing speed has dominated talk in golf over the past year, but the 27-year-old believes golf has only touched the surface in terms of how athletic players could become.

Speaking before this week’s Masters, Bryson’s creative mind was at work where he talked about how he sees the future of golf dominated by giants reaching a swing speed of 145mph.

“The massive gains will be in athletes, once you get somebody out here that’s a 7-foot-tall human being and they are able to swing a golf club at 145 miles an hour effortlessly. That’s when things get a little interesting. “That’s when I’m going to become obsolete, potentially even.”

Bryson currently leads the tour for swing speed with an average of 133mph, so a 12mph increase would be significant and likely lead to regular drives of over 400-yards.

As for his approach to the game, the Californian is adamant that his style is making the game more inclusive and spoke about how he receives several messages from college kids asking for advice on how to improve their strength and speed to help their game.

“I’ve had numerous college kids DM me on Instagram and ask me: ‘How do I get stronger? How do I get faster? So you’re already starting to see it through — from collegiate level all the way to junior golf level.

It won’t stop; there’s just no way it will stop. It’s good for the game, too. You’re making it more inclusive to everybody when you’re doing that.”

DeChambeau tees off in his opening round at the Masters today at 1.36 PM ET.

 

 

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Gianni is the Assistant Editor at GolfWRX. He can be contacted at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @giannimosquito

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  1. Tank

    Apr 9, 2021 at 12:21 pm

    Before that happens, they (USGA) will put limitations on the equipment, before making golf courses obsolete or making it into a driver/wedge type of course.

  2. Robert

    Apr 8, 2021 at 11:22 am

    OK. We’ll just change the mowing to take the driver out of your hands.

    Next he’ll be talking about AI and genetically engineered transhuman golfers at which point he will have to be banished to some insane asylum. This guy is already a nutjob.

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Golf’s ‘Spring Break’ crew reunite at Predators-Lightning NHL game

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Golf’s famous foursome – Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler and Smylie Kaufman – entertained us all on their Spring Break adventure in 2016, and the crew were spotted reunited last night at an NHL game in Nashville.

The guys were chilling in a suite at the game (which the Preds won 7-2), with the snap of the group amusing for a multitude of reasons, but none more so than Rickie Fowler and his wife Alisson Stokke, who seemed unimpressed by what they were watching.

JT and Smylie Kaufman looked to be the most fired up for the game, while one of our Instagram followers hilariously suggested that “Jordan looks like he’s hanging on for dear life.”

 

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The glory days of Spring Break 2016 may be a thing of the past, but it’s still cool to see the four guys hanging out and enjoying themselves, if for nothing more than refreshing the epic memories they gave us five years ago.

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This rookie’s exit from Augusta National is sure to make you smile

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Will Zalatoris led the way of this year’s rookies at the Masters, but another man making his first appearance at Augusta went about his business under the radar and also very effectively.

Robert Macintyre had already finished T6 on his major debut at the 2019 Open Championship, and when he drove down Magnolia Lane last week, the Scot made sure it was an experience shared with his native land. As you can see from the following video.

Rounds of 74,70, and 70 followed as Macintyre adjusted quickly to the test, and with the top-12 and ties receiving an invite to the 2022 Masters, all was to play for on the final day.

The 24-year-old made bogeys on 16 and 17 on Sunday at the Masters, meaning he needed a birdie on the last for a T12 finish. Macintyre knocked his approach to 12 feet and poured in his putt to ensure he’d be back next year.

Was he pleased? I think the following video from Macintyre driving out of the Augusta National premises tells you everything you need to know!

 

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Gary Player’s son ‘banned from the Masters’ for perceived guerrilla marketing

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As the cameras focused on Lee Elder during last week’s honorary starter’s ceremony at Augusta, Gary Player’s son, Wayne, stood directly behind the 86-year-old displaying a sleeve of OnCore golf balls.

Golf fans on social media were outraged by what they had seen and accused Wayne Player of deliberate guerrilla marketing during a moment where the focus was on the first black man to play in the Masters.

According to Wayne’s estranged brother, Marc, Augusta National has since taken action and banned Player, Jr. for the incident.

During Thursday’s opening ceremony, Wayne Player was seen holding the OnCore balls, a company which his father Gary has been an ambassador for since 2018, in several shots during Elder’s introduction.

In response to the criticism, Wayne told Golf Digest that there was “zero intent” in his actions during the ceremony, saying:

“The only thought from that point was that it would be cool for fans to know what ball my dad was teeing off with. That’s where it ends. If I’ve hurt people’s feelings then I’m truly sorry and hope they will forgive me.”

OnCore also told the publication that they did not ask or instruct Wayne Player to visibly display a sleeve of balls next to Lee Elder.

Per Wayne’s brother, Marc Player, his sibling has since been banned from Augusta National and the Masters, who responded to a tweet from CBS’ Kyle Porter on social media saying:

“Agreed. Wayne has since correctly been banned from Augusta National and The Masters tournament. What a shame. What an embarrassment. What a bad decision to allow him on the first tee after years of similar shenanigans. My apologies to all.”

It’s yet another controversy for Wayne Player, who was arrested in 2019 on fraud charges surrounding a rental agreement for a house at the 2018 Masters.

 

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