Bryson DeChambeau on new golf drop rule: "It's a bit absurd..."

DeChambeau might be a fan of the new flagstick rule, but he doesn't agree with the new knee-high drop.

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Sun, 6 Jan 2019
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Bryson DeChambeau may be all over golf's new flagstick rule, but it's safe to say he's got little time for the new knee-high drop rule.


 

In the eyes of 'Mad Scientist' DeChambeau, the new drop rule whereby players must now drop their ball from knee-height rather than shoulder-height makes little sense.

“That you have to drop it from knee height is a bit absurd, unfortunately,” DeChambeau said during the Tourament of Champions in Hawaii.

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“I think that you should be able to go from knee height to shoulder height. There should be no issue with that, whatever you want to do, honestly."

DeChambeau also finds it amusing that players can now fix spike marks on the greens.

"Because I can see a lot of guys, when nobody's really looking, tapping down some things and making a little depression so they can putt it through that area a little bit better," he said.

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One new golf rule he is happy with, however, is being able to putt with the flagstick in.

"I think the flagstick's always interesting. I'm using it to my advantage, best I can."

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