Everyone has that one friend that they go golfing with that just can’t seem to keep their composure. That’s rare on the PGA TOUR but Bryson DeChambeau is quickly becoming that partner that no one is going to want to play with.
DeChambeau burst on the scene at the end of last season having an unbelievable run that saw him win multiple tournaments down the stretch and contending in the ones he didn’t win. That hasn’t been the same story to start 2019 as DeChambeau has found trouble early on in the season. And he’s taking out all of his frustration on the courses he’s playing.
when the corner store is out of chocolate milk pic.twitter.com/25GfVCrRRH
— Brendan Porath (@BrendanPorath) February 15, 2019
It started last week at Riviera during the Genesis Open when DeChambeau took a large chunk of sand out of a greenside bunker on the 16th hole during his first round. The trend continued into this week as DeChambeau was caught again damaging the course at the WGC-Mexico. The frustration this week probably stemmed from his opening round 75 that leaves him at 4 over par.
Bryson isn’t a complete monster, however, as he did try to repair the damage that he caused. This looks to be a frightening trend though for DeChambeau as he always praises keeping your cool and being deliberate with your game. If he’s not playing by those principals it may cause an even farther decline in his game.
That's gonna leave a mark. pic.twitter.com/EcXLW4jgLv
— GOLF.com (@GOLF_com) February 22, 2019
What is also frightening about this situation is that DeChambeau isn’t catching all that much flack for his actions. Rich Beem, for example, joked about the situation saying Bryson needs to swing harder if he wants to cause any damage. This is quite the contrast to the criticism Sergio Garcia received for doing the same thing in Saudi Arabia.
This is starting to become a dangerous trend on the PGA TOUR this year with players losing it on the course. That trend, as well as DeChambeau’s performance, will be something to watch for as the rest of the season moves forward.
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