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Bryson has simple response to critics of his upcoming long drive appearance

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Bryson DeChambeau is getting set for his second Ryder Cup appearance next week and will then tee it up at the Professional Long Driver’s Association World Championship in Nevada a day after the event.

The timing of Bryson’s involvement in the Long Drive contest has courted interest, with those wondering if the 27-year-old could take his eye off the ball at next week’s Ryder Cup.

In a video posted to our Instagram account showing Bryson hitting a monstrous drive that carried 357 yards, some of those critics called into question his Ryder Cup prep, and DeChambeau made sure to let them know that he is fully prepared for Whistling Straits.

 

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Responding to a comment that took the assumption that he wasn’t working on his game for next week, Bryson quickly shut them down, saying: “and you don’t think I am? Hmmm way to assume”. Before responding to another user who said they don’t care about swing stats, just that he wins points next week, by saying: “and that’s my goal too”.

 

Some users were also perplexed by the low ‘Smash Factor’ in Bryson’s 357-yard drive. Thankfully the Californian was on-hand to explain why the Smash Factor was just 1.43, saying “The CT is low on purpose so I can hit a lot without it (clubface) deforming.”

CT stands for ‘Characteristic Time’, which is what the game’s governing bodies have used to measure drivers and their ‘spring like’ effect off the face since 2004.

Ahead of the Long Drive event, Bryson has been documenting his progress on his YouTube channel, with the latest episode giving a great insight into his quest for 215mph ball speed, cracking clubheads and managing adrenaline in competition. Check out the video here.

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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. Single axis guy

    Sep 15, 2021 at 2:10 pm

    Bryson is a breath of fresh air for this game. Haters gonna hate

  2. Funkaholic

    Sep 15, 2021 at 12:59 pm

    Either way, Bryson is a douche

  3. Milton Taylor

    Sep 15, 2021 at 12:36 pm

    Ha! Funny people always say they don’t care about someone else’s swing speed when they don’t have any of their own. I use to say I didn’t like BD, but then I realized I was just being a hater. The dude plays his game and he does his own thing..Why would any of us have a beef with him over that. And the hate he gets is simply put, just mean. Do your thing BD. Do your thing.

  4. Rolland

    Sep 15, 2021 at 9:16 am

    What’s wrong with these guys. Ben Hogan even used to take part in some long drive events of his day for the experience. All golfers do all day in practice is experiment, test & perfect.

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Tony Finau gives courtside golf lesson to Dwyane Wade at Utah Jazz game

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If last night is anything to go by, then it looks like Tony Finau has taken up coaching golf in the off-season.

While attending the Utah Jazz opening game on Wednesday night, Finau was spotted sitting courtside with future hall-of-famer Dwyane Wade.

During the game, the two stars of their respective sports took a break from the on court action to discuss some mechanics of the golf swing. Finau was seen giving D-Wade some advice on how to grip the golf club and employ proper wrist action through impact .

I don’t expect to see Wade on the PGA Tour anytime soon, but getting golf advice from the best golfer to come out of the state of Utah certainly won’t hurt his handicap.

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Young fan pens touching letter to his favorite golfer Tommy Fleetwood

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Back in Japan, Tommy Fleetwood was reunited with his biggest fan at Narashino Country Club when he arrived to play the ZOZO Championship this week.

The popular Englishman revealed that he received a heartwarming letter from a young Japanese fan, Ryota Kato, which he shared on his Twitter page. When they first met, Fleetwood gave Ryota an autographed glove and the young man has never forgotten it.

Ryota’s presence at the ZOZO Championship this week as Fleetwood’s “wingman”, may have given him the boost he needed to get off to a strong start at Narashino Country Club. After struggling on Tour for most of last season, the 30-year old Englishman posted a 67 (-3) and stands tied for 6th after round one.

Ryota will be watching the next three rounds anxiously as his favorite professional golfer competes for the trophy. Maybe the young fan cheering him along is exactly what Tommy needs to finally get his first career PGA Tour win.

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Nelly Korda reveals her main swing thought and why she plays an ‘amateur’ driver

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Nelly Korda has had an incredibly successful 2021, winning her maiden major and then backing that up by taking Gold at the Olympics in Tokyo this summer.

Earlier this year, the 23-year-old switched to Titleist’s game improvement TSi1 driver. This week on the FAIRGAME podcast with Adam Scott, Korda revealed how a first-ever visit to the Titleist Performance Institute to get properly fitted was behind the switch.

“I actually went to TPI for the first time in my entire life this year. End of January. And I was using the old Epic driver, like a five-year-old driver, I couldn’t get fit for a driver at all. 

Then I went to TPI, and they fit me into their driver, which by the way, is an amateur driver (laughing). And they were like ‘This is the first time a pro has ever won with this driver'”

In addition to the club fitting, Korda added that a major key behind her success with the TSi1 driver is the aesthetics of the club: “I really like the look of it (TSi1 driver). I need to like the look of my clubs; if I don’t, then I can’t hit them.”

The Gold Medalist has one of the best looking swings in the sport, and stressed the importance of tempo while sharing her primary swing thought:

“My main thought in my swing, because it gets really long, is shoulder to chin. Once my shoulder hits my chin, then I start my downswing.”

The World Number One also made a surprising admission on the show, telling Scott how much she hates to hit the range. 

“I hate spending time on the range. I absolutely can’t stand it. I can spend maybe 45 minutes to an hour, but recently in the past year and a half, I’ve definitely been spending more time on my swing, especially recently.”

To listen to the interview in full, click here.

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