Bryson DeChambeau (USA, photo), the ‘strong long hitter’, declared that he would abandon the long hit-friendly golf style.
DeChambeau announced on the 2nd (Korean time) that he would no longer try to increase the distance in an introduction to his current situation posted on the LIV Golf website.
DeChambeau was active on the American Professional Golf (PGA) Tour and moved to LIV Golf last year. Despite his modest physique, he bulked up to increase his flight distance and increased his swing speed to an extreme, successfully transforming into a powerful long hitter. In 2021, he took the average drive distance of 323.7 yards and won the PGA Tour Long Hitting King.
DeChambeau, who debuted on the PGA Tour in 2017, made use of his college major (physics) and set the length of all irons to the 7-iron (37.5 inches) and was called a ‘scientist on the field’. On the PGA Tour, he won a total of eight wins, including the 2020 US Open and the 2021 Arnold Palmer Invitational.
However, due to his excessive swing, he got injured frequently and went downhill rapidly. After suffering a sluggish performance last year due to a wrist injury, he couldn’t resist the temptation of ‘oil money’ and left the PGA Tour to receive an astronomical down payment and moved to LIV Golf. 메이저놀이터
He explained why DeChambeau stopped obsessing over Burger Lee by saying, “I realized the limits of my body and equipment.” He added, “There is a limit to increasing swing speed with engineering technology.
He underwent surgery to fracture his left wrist in April last year. It was the result of training too hard to increase swing speed. In December of last year, he even had a maxillary sinus retention cyst removed.
Having successfully completed the maxillary sinus retention cyst removal surgery, he said, “Now I am full of energy. My thoughts have become clearer,” he said. “There is no blockage in speaking. I feel like I have returned to the me of 2018.”