Bryson DeChambeau Reveals How Hollywood Star Chris Pratt Helped Him Get Past a Difficult Career Phase

Published 10/07/2021, 11:51 AM EDT
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


Controversies have surrounded Bryson DeChambeau for some time now. And undoubtedly, such attention takes a toll on the mental health of a person. This is something that comes hand in hand with success and something that DeChambeau has experienced first-hand.

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Mar 14, 2021; Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA; Bryson DeChambeau plays his shot from the 16th tee during the final round of The Players Championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass – Stadium Course. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

So, have you ever wondered how DeChambeau copes with everything that comes his way? Well, in a recent appearance at the Full Send Podcast, he revealed his secret! Hosted by NELK’s Kyle Forgeard and Bob Menery, DeChambeau opened up about his beef with Brooks Koepka and even getting ignored by Tiger Woods.

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‘Know who you are’- Pratt advises Bryson DeChambeau

The hosts asked DeChambeau whether it’s tough to be buttoned up and constantly watch what you say. Bryson then revealed the advice given to him by his friend Chris Pratt, who is an actor, and hence, has experience in the area.

He said, “He (Pratt) told me something really, really good, and it helped me out… He said, Bryson, you have to take yourself away from that. The person you are off the golf course is not going to be the same person you are on the golf course. You can’t be. People’s perception and their idea of who you are is, unfortunately, going to be a fictional character.”

Pratt advised him to play the role of that character on the course. However, he reminded him by saying, “When you’re off the golf course, be who you are. And know who you are. And don’t let that fictional character change who you are.”

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DeChambeau went on to explain that when things are going well and he’s hitting great shots, that’s when he’s truly being himself on course. However, when things go a little south, he says, “I have to retract and be like, ‘It’s okay, no big deal.’ I understand they’re doing that because either; one- they wanna be in my spot or two- they’re just drunk.”

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There is no denying that hateful comments and heckling can negatively affect a player. However, DeChambeau’s method of coping seems effective, doesn’t it?

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Ishita Bhargava

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Ishita Bhargava is a Golf content writer at Essentially Sports. Currently pursuing her undergraduate degree from the Shri Ram College of Commerce, she has a keen interest in sports and fitness. When not playing or watching a sports event, Ishita can be seen spending time with her pets or binge-watching.

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