Bryson DeChambeau: "The HARDER I swing the STRAIGHTER it goes"

Bryson DeChambeau believes that the harder he swings his driver, the more accurate the flight.

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Thu, 16 Jul 2020

Bryson DeChambeau will look to continue his impressive run of form at the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village this week and the PGA Tour's big hitter has revealed an interesting theory about his swing.

After piling on the pounds and increasing his swing speed, DeChambeau has quickly risen to the top of the Driving Distance statistics with an average of 323 yards.

His new found speed and distance has helped DeChambeau conquer golf courses in a way like no other, hitting huge drives to leave shots into the green much shorter than the rest of the field.

Nine of the top 10 players will be competing in the field this week and DeChambeau, who is currently World No.7, goes into the tournament as the favourite.

Speaking to the media ahead of the Memorial Tournament, DeChambeau was asked if he was surprised at how quickly he has adjusted to his new size.



"Yeah, I am surprised," said DeChambeau. "I didn't think it was going to make this big of an impact this quick.

"I feel like it's come pretty quick compared to what I was thinking. I figured if I work out this hard and I keep going it's going to take me a year to get up to the speeds that I'm at, but surprisingly I've found some methods in the golf swing that allowed me to hit it a little bit straighter than I thought I was going to be able to do, and consequently I just felt like the harder I swing, sometimes the straighter it goes, and that's been a tremendous benefit of being able to play it out here.

"Whenever I get a little uncomfortable I just swing it harder, and luckily the way my golf swing is, the forces lined up a lot better for me. But no, I didn't think it was going to come this quick."

Due to DeChambeau's quick bulk and unique style of play, he has become the most-talked about golfer on the PGA Tour and he was recently seen as the main target when R&A chief Martin Slumbers issued a warning to the tour's big hitters, saying that driving distance was a topic that will be discussed in the near future.

Asked on how he felt about Slumbers' recent comments and receiving other negative comments, DeChambeau said he tries to turn everything into a positive and remain focused on his goals.

"From my perspective, anything negative that comes my way now, I try and look at it in a positive light," he added. 

"I try and view it as a compliment, in a sense. When Tiger was doing his stuff and dominating, I'm sure there were times when people were criticizing him on certain things. I just have to look at it from the light that it's a compliment that I'm being talked about, and I'm not going to think anything more than that.

"I'm going to sit back and play my game, try and win as many golf tournaments as I can, give myself chances to win golf tournaments, and not focus on the negativity that people are trying to bring to me.

"I'm just going to do my absolute best to play my game and enjoy the benefits of what comes about from playing your best."

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