You’ve probably seen a lot more of Bryson DeChambeau in ads and features than you have on the leaderboard since he turned pro, and the prevailing sentiment has been that his problems have to do with putting.
I disagree, and just want to throw some names and numbers up to illustrate why I do – his putting is terrible, yes, but likely stems from his other problems.
This is not to slam poor Bryson Dechambeau, who is, I’m sure, as chagrined by his lack-luster play since turning pro as I am confused by the use of his anything to show people proper form.
I mean, you’re looking at a man who missed as many cuts as he made(5 out of 10 events) in his first season as a pro, and who had exactly oneTop-10 finishin that time period (and who, if you need more, has played and missed the cut once in the new ’17 season, which would mean he’s now missed more cuts than he’s made since turning pro).
That deafening sound is the media silence that has descended on the coverage of the “Game-Changer” and “Future of Golf” wunderkind otherwise known as Bryson DeChambeau.
Again, as with Jordan Spieth, my intention is not bash or attack Bryson, for whom I feel a good deal of compassion – after all of that hype and attention approaching the ’16 Masters and the end of his amateur career, he has completely lost whatever mojo he had to garner that focus.