Why Bryson DeChambeau is the most interesting man in golf

Alex Myers discusses the wide-ranging talents of the young PGA Tour star, and what makes him stand out.

Released on 6/5/2018

Transcript

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So Bryson DeChambeau won the Memorial,
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for second PG tour title.
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But he's held the title of the most interesting golfer
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in the world since turning Provence in 2016.
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(beep)
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Is it DeChambeau or DeChambo?
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Bryson DeChambeau.
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Nan says DeChambo.
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What would Dance do?
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DeChambeau.
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This is a guy who majored in physics at SMU
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and speaks in science.
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He wears that cooky cap
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and plays even cookier irons
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that are all the same length.
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But what makes DeChambeau so interesting
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is that he's convinced himself
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he can learn anything because of his dedication.
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And we believe him.
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He's already mastered the art of stippling drawing.
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Holy Hogan, that's good.
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And just for I think heck of it,
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the right-hander has taught himself
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how to sign his autograph lefty, backwards.
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Plus he's grooved a left-hand golf swing
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that would make some tour pro's drool.
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(Swoosh)
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Plays even cookier clubs.
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DeChambeau, not DeChambo.
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Well I wouldn't ask Sam, Jesus.
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Alright, ready, DeChambeau.
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When asked recently about what he's working on
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with his actual tournament swing,
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DeChambeau gave this dizzying answer.
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I'm not going to give too much away,
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but its got to do with anatomical limits of your body,
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and how you can best utilize them for your proprioception.
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whatever you say, Bryson.
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I'm worried about though,
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that one with the pro, pro, pro,
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proper thing.
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I gotta say one.
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[Man] That was great.
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Pro, what did I say?
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Pro, pro, pro, y'all go with it.
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Proprioception.
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Alright, I'll try again.
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Well, Bryson has tinkered on that funky single
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plain swing and experimented with various putting methods,
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including side saddle.
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He's anything but a side show
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on the PG Tour.
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But it's not as though we didn't see this coming.
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DeChambeau had an all time great amateur career,
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joining Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods,
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Phil Mickelson, and Ryan Moore, as the only golfers
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to win both the US Amateur
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and the NCAA in the same year.
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Now he plays practice rounds with Tiger,
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where they bond over their love of physics, and,
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well probably just their love of physics.
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Look at them, just a couple of science nerds,
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yucking it up Newton's second love, motion.
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And after winning Jack's tournament,
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the man with the French sound last name
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appears heading to Paris, for the Ryder Cup
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later this year.
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Captain America could have some competition
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in the celebration department.
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In 2015 a college coach,
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told Golf Channel, in five years DeChambeau
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would either be number one in the world,
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or in a straight jacket.
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Fortunately, looks like he's headed to the former,
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at the speed of gravity,
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which is nine point eight meters, per second squared.
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I know a little physics myself.
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So Bryson DeChambeau won.
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(laughing)
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DeCham, DeCham.
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[Man] Bro.
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Did I spell it right?
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DeChambeau, okay.
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I'm gonna say Bryson.
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(laughing)
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