Bryson DeChambeau, Georgia, will eliminate Augusta National last fall. He won the US Open with a convincing 6 strokes, beating the famous Wingfoot. He arrived at the Masters and planned to do so.
However, something interesting happened on the road wearing a green jacket.
De Chambeau hits farther but farther in Augusta. The underrated short play also helped him under his wings and disappointed him. He did create 18 birdies and 1 eagle this week-20 under par, which was Dustin Johnson’s record winning score. But… De Chambeau also made 11 bogeys, 2 doubles and 3 bogeys.
He said: “The pressure of the game is just the focus of the whole game.” “It’s all paid. This is a combination of things that upgrades my brain.”
Now he is back again, becoming more slender, with a better understanding and appreciation of his diet to gain weight and distance, and the precision requirements of the golf course that needs it.
But this does not mean that he will be cautiously sailing around Augusta National Park (Augusta National) this week among the tipped dog and rhododendrons at the Masters.
Bryson DeChambeau again plans to try to blisters in this place.
“I have to look back at what happened, what happened, what prevented me from reaching the highest level at the US Open.” De Chambeau said this spring when he was still trying to adjust his body. “My driving time was not the longest at the US Open, but my performance was amazing, my performance was amazing. My hardcore performance was incredible, and I drove very well.”
However, after he drove down Mulan Lane, this did not happen.
He said: “I watched Augusta. I missed a lot of opportunities in wedge, putt and hardcore competitions.” “I wouldn’t say that most of the time the drivers get stuck, but It must be my putts, wedges and irons that sometimes get me into trouble.”
DeChambeau has a simple solution: keep working hard. Continue to try to increase club head speed. Keep trying to increase the distance.
Even though he brought his scientific method to the Augusta National Museum for the first time, the result was not a success, but DeChambeau went out after making some progress on the ground. .
He makes other people think about him and watch his game. When he got better and followed his plan, others tried to emulate it and lost their way.
Rory McIlroy is the best example. Although the four-time Grand Slam champion has never become a greedy eater like De Chambeau and tried to gain more than 40 pounds, he did see the benefits of trying to increase his swing speed to hit the ball. farther.
McIlroy said after missing a chance to qualify for the Players Championship: “If I said it had nothing to do with Bryson’s performance at the US Open, I would lie.” “I think a lot of people have seen it, wow, if This is how they will set up golf courses in the future, [distance] help. It really helps. “
Since mid-February, McIlroy made two turnovers and was eliminated from the WGC-Dell technical match play after his worst defeat in a decade. He does have two top ten places, but even the top ten comes with warning signs-he played 72-76 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational on the weekend and ended at 71 at the franchised WGC-Workday Championship. He has a chance to win both times. Both times he faltered on weekends.
McIlroy said: “I think being able to increase speed is a good thing, and maybe it’s not good for my swing.” “I got there, but I might just need a little control.”
McIlroy is not alone.
“If you say something, you will be stupid. [DeChambeau is] Justin Thomas (Justin Thomas) said: “It will not be easier to play on the golf course. I think it is underestimated, not enough to talk about the straightness of his hitting it at 135 mph. I can hit it at 116 or 117 mph, damn it. He did hit straight at 135. He putt very well.
“For me, being able to find an extra 10 or 15 or 20 [yards] If I need it or I can do it. I really want to fly 330 every time. No offense to Bryson, I will not gain 40 pounds. I don’t have this figure or figure. I have always strived to be the best. “
In the past two years or so, DeChambeau has done a lot of thinking and hard work on this. Not only did he start drinking protein shakes and lifting weights one day. Under the guidance of trainer Greg Roskopf (Greg Roskopf), he also worked with the NFL’s Denver Broncos (Denver Broncos), he began to develop a plan for more than two years, and then embarked on the implementation of the plan in the fall of 2019 .
The result is fast. The initial weight gain was 25 pounds. Now he has increased the length of the teeing ground, and now he leads the PGA Tour with a driving distance of 320.8 yards. (According to the record, McIlroy ranked third with 319.1).
De Chambeau admits that all the meat, potatoes, eggs and other foods he eats may have gone too far. His daily allowance has reached 6,000 cards. The masters realized that it was time to adjust his diet.
In the November game, De Chambeau said that in the weeks following the game, he felt wrong again. He has some balance problems. He even wanted to know if he was infected with the coronavirus. Before the third round, he participated in the COVID-19 test. It returns negative.
He said: “I actually went to multiple doctors, multiple people, trying to figure out what this is.” “I had a few MRI exams. I went to an inner ear doctor and performed an eye exam, intraocular pressure, ear I even performed an ultrasound of my heart and an ultrasound of my neck to see the blood flow and the movement of things in different parts. My body. Everything is recovering very, very well.”
DeChambeau also explained that he noticed some obvious changes in his stomach, especially inflammation. He began to study what he called “gut health” to alleviate these problems.
That means slightly changing his food intake. Therefore, he became slimmer when he returned to the Augusta national team, but still maintained the same distance and the same offensive plan. But this time the preparations are different.
Before the November event, he took a one-month vacation from the PGA Tour, focusing only on the Masters. He considered using a 48-inch drive to try to extend the driving distance to further shorten Augusta National.
Although he still focuses on distance, this time he will do a lot of work in other parts of the game. He will also achieve positive results. He won the Arnold Palmer Invitational and has been in contention in the Players Championship.
Distance is Augusta National’s advantage. De Chambeau knew this. However, it does not have to appear on the leaderboard on Sunday evening. Recent winners such as Patrick Reed (287.4 yards from the kickoff, 182nd on the tour) or Danny Willett (292.9, 129th) prove that you don’t need extra time to take home a green jacket. However, it is a great help to be able to drive the bunker on the first hole, or on the par-3 green, or insert short irons into the 13th and 15th holes of the par-5 hole. . At Augusta National, all parts need work.
Think about it: DeChambeau played the 63-year-old Bernhard Langer in the final round in November. Langer won two of his Masters titles before DeChambeau, 27, was born. When they were paired together, Langer was 80 yards behind DeChambeau behind the tee. Lange shot 71; De Chambeau shot 73.
Lange said: “I am in awe, just watching how they swing and how to slam it. Every once in a while I have to tell myself, keep going, stop watching and play games, and figure out what I should do.”, he Also played with McIlroy in the third round.
DeChambeau seemed to be doing the same thing every waking moment. When he participates in a golf game, usually under the floodlights of the driving range, looking for the right combination of shaft, loft, swing speed, and anything else needed to launch the ball into the track, this will definitely happen. This situation.
Now, his continued plan is still making another shot at the Masters.
He said: “I just want to win the game.” “I really don’t care about what people think. It’s just whether I can do it. Look, if I fail, I will try my best to find out where I failed. Reason. So, I’m not worried about whether the skeptics have been proved to be yes. I appreciate those skeptics, they actually make me think more—is this really right?—makes me fall deeply into The predicament.”