Bryson DeChambeau Gets Honest About the Lowest Point of His Career: ‘I Don’t Really Need This Anymore’

Published 01/16/2022, 5:30 PM EST
Aug 28, 2021; Owings Mills, Maryland, USA; Bryson DeChambeau reacts on the first green during the third round of the BMW Championship golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports/REUTERS

Bryson DeChambeau has been quite a character on the PGA Tour since he turned professional in the year 2016. The eight-time PGA Tour champion has made quite a name for himself and is famous for his big-hitting. The outspoken golfer is often at the forefront when it comes to making bold statements.

However, low points are part and parcel of the game and even one of the sports best in DeChambeau has gone through trying times.

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Bryson DeChambeau speaks about his low point

The 2020 US Open champion kicked off his 2022 PGA Tour season at the Sentry Tournament of Champions. The season opener was quite average with respect to his standards. He finished at tied 25th position with an overall score of 16 under par.

Bryson missed the Sony Open this week but as always, the 28-year-old Californian has been center of attention in the sport, be it on or off the course. His feud with fellow professional Brooks Koepka has been one such topic of discussion in recent times.

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Bryson DeChambeau spoke to the media, ahead of the Hero World Challenge last year, about how he felt like leaving professional golf because of a very tough summer which included a rekindling of his feud with Koepka and testing positive for COVID-19 just before the Olympics, which resulted in him missing it.

He said his “low point” came before the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational in early August just one week after Olympics.

“Yeah, again, it goes back to that expectation level question that I had,” DeChambeau said. “It was changing my perspective on everything. Everything was so heightened with how far ahead — oh, he’s going to win every week. He’s going to do this or that or whatever. Sometimes the letdowns were super difficult.

Sep 3, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Bryson DeChambeau celebrates after making a putt on the 18th green during the second round of the Tour Championship golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports

“I think that’s where things got to, and it’s just very disappointing for me to feel like I was just getting hammered all the time. I was just like, you know what, I don’t really need this anymore. This once great game that was giving me so much just turned quite a bit on me.

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“I feel like it’s not worth it anymore. As time has gone on, that has changed. I have grown. I have learned the place that I’m in. Is it difficult and frustrating sometimes still? Absolutely, just like anything.”

Bryson’s first major win

DeChambeau won the 2020 US Open in an emphatic style and finished with an overall score of 6 under par. It was his first major championship, winning it with a cushion of six strokes over M. Wolf, who finished at second position with a score of even-par for the tournament.

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Bazif Qadri

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Bazif Qadri is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing BSC Economics Hons, Bazif is a golf enthusiast. Not only a fan, but he is also an avid golfer himself.

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