I will admit to having had a few jokes and laughs at Bryson DeChambeau’s expense with all of the “Mad Scientist” stuff, but I am now actually interested in what he’s doing to some extent, because he’s progressed from when he went pro.
When Bryson turned pro, his swing model was one that I would not have called scientific in the least.
It was, aside from the same-length clubs, the same crap Modern Golf Swing model as any other with the planted-heel, lower-back twisting stuff.
He then went to a sort of stack and tilt kind of thing:
I kept waiting for the “Mad Scientist” to show up, and I will admit to being amused by the “Gain 50lbs & 50 Yards” way of going, but I can’t say if asked that he hasn’t made technical progress since I last took a serious look at him.
Now, I will say the swing itself is still pretty raw in technical terms, but he is now getting more hip turn without the reverse weight shift as in the above gif., and with that freer action and the lifting leading heel of the Classic Golf Swing, he’s absolutely swinging more in a mechanically-correct manner** than previously.
**Edit: doubou mentioned in the comments that BDC could get more hip turn and further reduce the risk of injury, a comment with which I agree.
Even the stance is definitely more set up now for power than before, as you can see in the comparison between his setup now & how I was setting up 7 years ago (spring ’13) when I myself was generating ball speeds upwards of 190 mph:
This was my swing action with the setup pictured above at age 43:
… and in this gif. below, I registered 187 mph in ball speed, with a slightly similar similar setup the year I turned 46:
So, the fact that Bryson has left the Modern Golf Swing school (hopefully for good) and is now swinging Classic Golf Swing mode, is alone reason to give him a big thumbs-up in the technical department.
It will definitely reduce his odds of injuring himself swinging at 200 mph ball speed, but I still would like to see him 1. Get more hip turn into that pivot, increasing his leverage without needing even more muscle & effort and 2. Clean up the post-impact part of that new swing.
All in all though, closer to “Mad Scientist” now that he was before, for sure.