Bryson DeChambeau plans to leave flagstick IN for putts in 2019!

Bryson DeChambeau talks about leaving the pin in when putting in 2019, except for the US Open! 

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Fri, 2 Nov 2018


Bryson DeChambeau has revealed his plans to leave the flagstick in the hole when putting on the green in 2019 on the PGA Tour


Hitting the flagstick when putting from on the green is currently a two-stroke penalty under Rule 17-3, but golf's new rulebook has eliminated any penalty for doing that as of January 1, 2019. 

DeChambeau is ready to take advantage of that during every event on Tour, except for the US Open because of the thicker, metallic pins.

"It depends on the COR, the coefficient of restitution of the flagstick," said DeChambeau, who is competing in this week's Shriners Open on the PGA Tour.

"In US Opens, I'll take it out, and every other Tour event, when it's fiberglass, I'll leave it in and bounce that ball against the flagstick if I need to."

In the eyes of DeChambeau, leaving the pin in the cup will give him "a higher propensity for the ball to go in the hole."



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