AUGUSTA (Ga.) — At the 2020 Masters Bryson deChambeauFamously, Augusta National was his strategy because he was hitting it so far off the tee.
DeChambeau finished 34th that year, not even close. He tied for 46th the following year after finishing over par in three of his four rounds. He was 12 over after 36 holes, and missed the cut in 2022.
Does DeChambeau regret these comments?
“Does it make me regret? Everyone has a different perspective,” DeChambeau stated Monday. “I don’t think I regret anything. What I do know is that I have a lot respect for the course. That statement is why I am here. [people]You think I don’t have respect for the course? Are you kidding me? This is one the most beautiful golf courses in the world. If anyone thinks I don’t respect the course, they should go see who I really am.
DeChambeau said that the 2020 Masters was a par-67 tournament for him because he can reach all par-5s in two hours. If the conditions remain the same, I will consider it par. That’s not me being cocky. I can go as far as I like.”
DeChambeau stated that he regrets not having explained his feelings differently.
“Hypothetically it’s theoretically that if you make 18 birdsies it’s going be 54. DeChambeau said. It’s a perfect score, right?” Unattainable, 67 every day, unattainable. It could happen, but is it likely? It is unlikely. Given the distance I was hitting it and the fact that it was hitting it, I thought it was possible. But that’s only if you have your ‘A-game’. I should have rephrased that. You have a good chance of doing that if your ‘A-game’ is strong.
Since his comments, Augusta National has given DeChambeau a healthy dose d’humiliation.
He said, “Long story short. I don’t want anyone to take it outof context.” “I just want it to be remembered for the fact that this course is very important to me, and I am not sure what I shot last year that made it into the cut. Is it a lot? I took about 10 more shots, so how about 5 more? I took 10 more shots. So I shot about 22-over par. It is funny. Do I regret it? I learned from all my mistakes.”
A lot has changed as DeChambeau prepares to play in the Masters on Thursday. He is no longer a member on the PGA Tour, but is now captain of Crushers GC of the LIV Golf League. He has also lost some weight. A blood test revealed that he was sensitive and sensitive to wheat, gluten, and corn. He stated that he has less inflammation and has lost 18 pounds within 24 days.
DeChambeau expressed satisfaction with the improvement in his body. “My whole body has gotten much better just from having less inflammation. “I may not be able to hit it as far or have the energy, but I feel healthier. I just feel better about my body. It’s nice that I don’t feel as if I can sustain as many injuries.
DeChambeau had surgery in December to remove a cyst from his sinuses that caused him to experience vertigo. He said that he suffered the same symptoms as a 2020 Masters student. He had surgery in April 2022 to fix a fractured hook on his hamate bone.
Ranked No. After his win in the 2020 U.S. Open in 2020, DeChambeau is now ranked No. 155th in the world. He was 21st in points in last year’s LIV Golf event and has not finished higher than 10th in the past two seasons. After three tournaments this season, he’s 33rd in point total.
DeChambeau continues to work on his game. DeChambeau has given in to his quest for more length off the green and is now focusing his attention on the fundamentals.
“I swung hard and got it up to 96. [yards]On [the fifth hole]DeChambeau stated, “hit it right over the bunkers.” It can also go offline if it isn’t hit perfectly. With a little more control, I’m probably 90% where I was. So that’s basically where I am at the moment. I feel comfortable with the misses. That’s the key part. I’ll give it a shot if I can miss it on this golf course.”
After three straight less-than-spectacular performances at Augusta National, what are DeChambeau’s expectations for this week?
He said, “I didn’t come here in second place to finish it,” but he did admit that he still has a lot to do.