‘It Was Boring to Me’: Bryson DeChambeau Opens Up on His PGA Tour Journey

Published 12/31/2021, 6:30 AM EST
Jul 1, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Bryson DeChambeau hits his tee shot on the 9th hole during the first round of the Rocket Mortgage Classic golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports


Bryson DeChambeau has made quite a name for himself in the sport of golf. He is renowned for his long driver shots. With eight PGA Tour wins under his belt, he was also the US Open winner in 2020.

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He has an average driving distance of 323.7 yards and also leads the PGA Tour stats for strokes gained off the tee in 2021. Recently, in a podcast, he opened up about his journey as a golfer and shared some of his perspectives.

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Bryson, the college winner

Before turning professional in the year, Bryson played golf for his college SMU. He won the NCAA golf title in the year 2015. In the same year, he won the U.S. Amateur Title. This skyrocketed his fame. Moreover, it is a record that he shares with Tiger Woods as well.

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In a recent podcast with Mark Golf Podcast, Bryson was asked this question: “How did the two college wins help to set up your career?”.

He responded,  “Well, it’s my whole life. I mean, it’s set me up for my whole life set me up to where I am today. I wouldn’t be here without that I probably would have found a way to get on tour and you know play well”.

DeChambeau won the John Deere Classic in the 2016-17 season.

Aug 19, 2021; Jersey City, New Jersey, USA; Bryson DeChambeau watches his approach shot on the 17th hole during the first round of The Northern Trust golf tournament at the Liberty National Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

It got boring for Bryson DeChambeau

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The 2017-18 season was one of the best seasons so far for Bryson. He won three tour events and had nine top 10 finishes. His FedEx Cup ranking after the season ended was 3.

Bryson in Mark Golf Podcast said, “2018 yeah, so it’s 2018 I one, and then 2019 is when I actually get. Yeah, so one year later, but at the same point in time, that hole that year of boringness for me as that’s what I call boringness when I want I want four or five times during that year. Really, it was just it was boring to me. Yeah, I’d done decent. And this is after I figured out a lot of the end range of motion stuff, too. That’s why I had my run in 2018, where I felt pretty invincible.”

Bryson went on to keep his good form in the 2020-21 season where he made it to the 2021 Ryder cup team for the USA.

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How will the upcoming season be for Bryson? Do let us know in the comments below.

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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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