‘The Driver Sucks’ – Bryson DeChambeau Living on ‘Razor’s Edge’ at The Open Championship 2021

Published 07/15/2021, 3:18 PM EDT
Golf – The Masters – Augusta National Golf Club – Augusta, Georgia, U.S. – April 9, 2021 Bryson DeChambeau of the U.S. reacts after hitting his tee shot on the 4th hole during the second round REUTERS/Mike Segar


Bryson DeChambeau had a disappointing start to the 149th Open Championship. And he looked frustrated at the end of the round, which was understandable. DeChambeau scored 71 and finished one over par for the day. 

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Bryson had a horrific day with the driver as he managed to hit only 4 out of 14 fairways and remained in the roughs and hay for most parts. The 2020 U.S. Open Championship heavily reflected on it during his post-round press conference after Round 1. 

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Bryson DeChambeau and his driver issues

Mar 13, 2021; Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA; Bryson DeChambeau reacts to his shot on the 14th hole during the third round of The Players Championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass – Stadium Course. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Bryson DeChambeau addressed his frustration with the driver after the round and said: “With the driver right now, the driver sucks. It’s not a good face for me, and we’re still trying to figure out how to make it good on the mis-hits. I’m living on the razor’s edge like I’ve told people for a long time.”

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And it is true as, since the start of the year, DeChambeau has been struggling with his driver’s face. He is trying to find a face that is more compatible with high speed. Bryson is trying to find a driver that will accept more miss-hits. But apparently, the project is still in progress. 

Bryson DeChambeau missed the majority of the fairways in the first round of The Open Championship. And that is the primary reason for his struggle as more often than not, he had an approach shot out of the thick hay. But he tried to make a comeback by making three consecutive birdies on 12, 13, and 14. But sadly, DeChambeau dropped a shot again on the 15th and 17th to finish +1 for the day.  

“It’s not the right design, unfortunately,” he said, “and we’ve been trying to fix it,” DeChambeau said when asked about his driver issues. And hopefully, he will sort it out as soon as possible. Bryson DeChambeau was seen practicing with the driver after the first round with his new caddie.  

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Amey Kulkarni is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in mass media. Before joining EssentiallySports he used to write articles on Golf and Cricket on his personal blog cricgolf.

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