With his win at the Northern Trust on Sunday, Bryson DeChambeau moved to the top of the FedEx Cup standings and is virtually assured of being one of the top five seeds at the Tour Championship.

Does the U.S. need a ‘Mad Scientist’? DeChambeau makes his Ryder Cup case

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.