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By : BGA Proshop
Bryson DeChambeau smashes his way to victory at the Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit. Over the offseason of golf, DeChambeau vowed to “bulk” up and with 40 pounds (18 kg) of muscle, he has turned into somewhat of the “hulk” on tour.
By driving the ball 30 – 50 yards further and past everyone else, would that help? I think DeChambeau over the weekend put an end to that argument.
His driving average this week was 351 yards and he is the first player on the PGA Tour to average 350 yards and to win a golf tournament. He is not only long but doesn’t find a lot of trouble which if you watch the highlights below means he only has a short iron into holes.
Since DeChambeau has been back from the coronavirus break, his worst score has been 70 and he has not slipped outside of the top 10 for all the tournaments he has played.
This is stunning since he has gone through such a transformation. “It’s a little emotional for me,” DeChambeau said after shooting a closing 7 under 65 to beat Matthew Wolff by 3 shots. “Because I did do something a little different, I changed my body, I changed my mindset in the game, and was able to accomplish a win while playing a completely different style of golf.”
“I’ve shown people that there’s another way to do it,” he said.
DeChambeau started the final round 3 shots behind Wolff but birdies on the 1st and 3rd saw him join the overnight leader. While Wolff had a sloppy start to his final round going out in a 2 over 38, DeChambeau was powering ahead with a 4 under 32 taking a firm hold on the trophy. His only blemish he had was on the 14th which he bogeyed but then finished birdie, birdie, and birdie to win the tournament by 3.
Kevin Kisner who came third and shot a final round 6 under 66 said about DeChambeau "He's changed the way the game is played entirely,"
Even Dustin Johnson the winner last week at the Travelers Championship chimmed in about DeChambeau saying "I think any time someone hits it a long way and hits it straight, it's impressive, but you've still got to get it in the hole. It doesn't matter how far you hit it. You've got to get it in the hole."