You won't believe Bryson DeChambeau's Masters average since 'par 67' comment

LIV Golf's Bryson DeChambeau probably isn't too happy with his Masters scoring average since calling Augusta a "par 67."


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Wed, 12 Apr 2023
You won't believe Bryson DeChambeau's Masters average since 'par 67' comment

Bryson DeChambeau, a member of LIV Golf, doesn't exactly appear to be producing the scores at The Masters of someone who considers Augusta National to be a "par 67."

Back in 2020, in the height of his weight gain and long driving, DeChambeau infamously told the media that Augusta National was basically a "par 67" for him since he could "reach all the par fives in two, no problem."

This year, ahead of the 2023 Masters, DeChambeau admitted that his 2020 comments were poorly phrased. Instead, the former U.S. Open champion said he only thought there was a "possibility" it would be a par 67 course for him, and that was only if he brought his "A" game. 

However, it's been quite a few years since the 29-year-old has had his "A" game at the storied golf course in Georgia. 

In November 2020, after his comments, DeChambeau went on to shoot 70-74-69-73 and finish tied for 34th at The Masters. Since then, he's missed the last two cuts at the tournament.

Also since the comments, DeChambeau has only recorded three rounds under par (72), and even recoded an 80 back in 2022 before missing the cut. Shortly after he announced he'd had surgery on his wrist for a lingering injury. 

Ultimately, his scoring average since the 2020 comment is 73.583, one-and-a-half over the regular par at Augusta.

However, it's not just at The Masters that the heavy hitter as recently fallen short. Since joining LIV Golf last year, the now-ranked World. No. 162, has largely struggled in his new 54-hole league. The eight-time PGA Tour winner has yet to win over on Greg Norman's rival circuit, and has only notched two top-10s, which were both 10th place. 

So far in 2023, his best finish was in Orlando the week before The Masters, but it was only for 16th place. Other than a tie for eighth at The Open last season, DeChambeau also struggled in the rest of the majors and the PGA Tour events prior to his departure. 

While injuries have no doubt played a toll on the controversial golfer, DeChambeau hasn't been able to get back to where he was before. His next chance to build some much-needed momentum will be later this month when LIV Golf heads to Australia. 

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