Bryson DeChambeau handed out CUPCAKES at The Match before his first tee shot

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Sun, 28 Nov 2021

Bryson DeChambeau handed out CUPCAKES at The Match before his first tee shot

The Match is over. Brooks Koepka cashed in his chips in Las Vegas and Bryson DeChambeau will want to play again.

We understand that you, dear reader, may not care about The Match. That's fair enough, it was largely a publicity stunt of course.

But you could also relax and take the view that this was just entertainment. Two great golfers just playing the game, talking trash.

If you don't want to watch or engage with it, that's absolutely fine. 

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For those of you that did watch without having to point out this is all a money-grabbing publicity stunt, you might have enjoyed a few things.

That was, of course, the commentary provided by Phil Mickelson and his pal Charles Barkley. 

Mickelson's unbridled enthusiasm, quick-wit and Barkley's dry comments made The Match entertaining in my view. 

I also enjoyed the players/caddies talking through their shot selections.

That's more interesting than listening to an on-course commentator guessing about which way the think the putt will break. 

I'll watch it again, but I do think that the format is better with a celebrity teamed with a professional player. 

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