Days After His $4M Crown, Bryson DeChambeau’s Close Confidante Honestly Confesses the LIV Defector’s Treasured Secret: “Lag It Up”

Published 08/17/2023, 12:23 PM EDT

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Only a few days back, Bryson DeChambeau achieved the remarkable glory of becoming the fourth golfer to score a 58 in a round. At the LIV Greenbrier event, he won the title with a 23-under, scoring a prestigious 58 in the final round. Recalling the celebratory achievement, ‘the Scientist’ recently shared a video on his Instagram handle. The video featured his teammate Greg Bodine discussing his final putt from the final round. 

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It included footage from the game showing the conversation Bodine and DeChambeau had, right before the final putt of the final round. Bodine, in the video, explained the intricacies of DeChambeau’s putting analysis and provided a glimpse of what it is like to watch the man play from up close. A detailed summary of the video follows.

Nailing a 40-footer in one shot

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The video went back and forth between Bodine’s recollection of the moment and the corresponding footage from the game. Beginning with the distance of the putt, Bodine recalled the putt to be a forty-two-footer. However, this turned out to be a misquote, as the footage showed them calling it a forty-footer. 

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In the footage, Bodine asked DeChambeau how far it was to the top. DeChambeau explained his analysis of the distance to Bodine, and the assessment was quite confusing. 

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DeChambeau began by responding that the distance was 21 feet and 39 feet. Then he answered the question, stating that it measured 18 feet to the top and an additional eight feet in the first part. It’s likely that he calculated the 18-foot difference between 39 feet and 21 feet, but let’s leave that assessment to the experts. 

Subsequently, DeChambeau affirmed that the distance spanned forty feet. Bryson went ahead with the shot and executed it neatly. Speaking of the shot, Bodine fondly expressed how he knew DeChambeau would pull it off. “I can speak for myself. I was fairly confident that he was gonna lag it up close.”

To understand this better, let’s take discuss the explainer video that DeChambeau once put up on YouTube. The video described how a player can improve the quality of their putting.

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DeChambeau’s putting masterclass

Bryson DeChambeau, in his video from six months back, spoke of three things that can improve one’s putting. The first tip he mentioned was the double breaker tip. DeChambeau explained the concept by describing how he splits the distance to the hole into segments. Then he spoke about the point where the segments split up and called it the inflection point. 

DeChambeau’s explanation of the concept was that the ball usually curves and the direction of its slope changes after a certain point. Considering this understanding, he recommended recognizing these points and breaking the distance into parts. To do this, one needs to judge the ground and predict how the ball would break to the right or left from the inflection point. This concept seems to explain the discussion from the game footage to a certain extent.

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Were you able to follow DeChambeau’s putting analysis? Let us know in the comments below.

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