Perhaps taking “paralysis by analysis” to the PhD level, the “Golfing Scientist” Bryson DeChambeau has been absolutely terrible since earning his PGA Tour card.
And things have only gotten worse for the SMU alum. He withdrew from the Genesis Open with a hand injury. While the severity is unknown, it’s clearly not going to be a boon to his golf game.
DeChambeau could be entering a period of total free fall. Assuredly he has a formula for the rate of his decline following a promising performance at the Masters last year. BAD has teed it up nine times on the PGA Tour since earning his card and never finished better than T-36. He had missed his previous three cuts ahead of the Genesis.
And the more time he spends doing things like what you see below and continues to perform poorly, the more questions will begin to circulate about whether his “innovation” is really worth anything.
And it’s easy to imagine the snickering in some corners over his side-saddle putting, which he lauded as a massive improvement over the conventional approach. Unfortunately, DeChambeau ranks near the bottom of the tour in putting at No. 192, losing .617 strokes to the field average.
In other words, it might be time to ask, is Bryson DeChambeau, with all his “science-based” techniques and equipment a bust (so far)?