DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Whether it’s science or art, Bryson DeChambeau is making a name for himself for simply winning.
Modern sports have transformed into a spectacle both on and off the playing field, with athletes’ personalities and personal lives just as important to the storyline as their performance. Sentiments that have made Bryson DeChambeau one of the more fascinating studies in golf.
LAS VEGAS (AP) – Bryson DeChambeau holed an eagle putt from just inside 60 feet on the 16th hole that carried him to a 5-under 66 and a one-shot victory over Patrick Cantlay in the Shriners Hospital for Children Open on Sunday.
DeChambeau won for the fourth time in his last 12 starts on the PGA Tour and moved to No. 5 in the world ranking.
Bryson DeChambeau still remembers his first science project. He had a theory about gravity: That it pushed outward and not inward. “It actually got pretty high up there in the science fair,” he said Monday night from TPC Boston. “It was pretty well explained.”
It is an odd friendship, to be sure, one that evolved out of sheer brazenness. Tiger Woods had the world staring at his every move back in January at Torrey Pines, where he returned to competitive golf for the first time in a year, and there was Bryson DeChambeau to muscle his way inside the ropes and go along for the ride.
Bryson DeChambeau takes a four-shot lead into the final round, then keeps his nerve for a 2-under 69 and a four-shot victory at THE NORTHERN TRUST at Ridgewood Country Club.
Welcome to the Monday Finish, where DeChambeau picked up his third PGA TOUR victory and second this season, this one kicking him into first in the FedExCup.
Bryson DeChambeau has earned the nickname “mad scientist” on the PGA Tour for his calculated approach to the golf swing, and following his four-stroke victory on Sunday at The Northern Trust his detailed analysis didn’t disappoint.
Bryson DeChambeau content is always good content. Whether he’s opining about slope angles or bloviating about “dynamic load,” the man who worships at the altar of the Golfing Machine has himself become a content machine in his two years on the PGA Tour.
Winning golf tournaments is often as much about the ability to rebound after a poor play as it is capitalizing on good shots. Bryson DeChambeau did a lot of the former this week, which is why he won the 43rd edition of the Memorial Tournament.
Bryson DeChambeau shot a career-best 7-under 64 on Friday to take the lead into the weekend at the RBC Heritage. DeChambeau’s first event as a pro was at Harbour Town Golf Links in 2016. Two years later, he posted his lowest ever on the PGA TOUR to get to 10-under 132, one ahead of red-hot Ian Poulter and Si Woo Kim.