Bryson DeChambeau Explains How Anger Affects His Performance on the Golf Course

Published 08/27/2022, 10:00 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 is known for his unusual approach to the sport. From his scientific experiments to accurate proportions, fans have been quick to give him the nickname, ‘The Mad Scientist’. Recently, DeChambeau backed that name again after revealing an anomaly that getting frustrated has an effect on his mindset and leads him to play better golf.

What did Bryson DeChambeau say about controlling his frustrations?

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In an episode with ‘Bob Does Sports Podcast’, DeChambeau was asked if emotions played a part in golf. He initially cited the example of legendary golfer, Tiger Woods, and how he would fuel his energy towards his game, while also accepting that Woods was a rare kind of athlete.

Jun 16, 2022; Brookline, Massachusetts, USA; Bryson DeChambeau plays his shot from the 15th tee during the first round of the U.S. Open golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

The 2020 US Open winner also revealed how getting “super mad” outmatches his normal game. “There are times, I’d never forget, when I got super, super mad on the golf course and I go birdies for the next 3 holes,” he said.

“So I never correlated, you know, being frustrated to bad golf. If that was the case, I would have never gotten mad.”

DeChambeau has been known to hold grudges with a few players, most notably with former World No.1, Brooks Koepka. The two were caught up loathing each other which kept the fans hooked on social media. The enmity was eventually decided by a one-off ‘friendly’ contest, which Koepka won by a huge margin.

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Did DeChambeau intentionally get mad to improve his golf?

As absurd as it sounds, DeChambeau might want to get triggered to improve upon his game. He said along similar lines in the same episode. “I never correlated being frustrated to bad golf,” he said. “If that was the case I would have never gotten mad.”

“From my perspective, I would have never done that had I known that affected me in a negative way.”

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It’s one thing to perform all kinds of weird experiments on your golf clubs and another to get angry and frustrated. Getting angry just for the sake of it needs some explanation for sure. DeChambeau has had a bunch of things to clarify, and this one gets added to the ever-increasing list.

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Sharan Nair

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Sharan is an Engineering student with a desire to carve out a career in sports journalism. He is an ardent Tiger Woods fan and his 2019 Masters victory is what further cemented his love for the golfer. A die hard football fan, Sharan can be seen cheering for Real Madrid, and playing FIFA every chance he gets.

Edited By: Manaal Siddiqui

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