Kevin Kisner Explains Why Bryson DeChambeau Is Golf’s Next Tiger Woods

Published 10/25/2021, 2:30 PM EDT
Golf – The 2020 Ryder Cup – Whistling Straits, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, U.S. – September 21, 2021 Team USA’s Bryson DeChambeau hits his tee shot on the 9th hole during a practice round REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst


Over years, a few players have come to be known as icons and legends who have changed the game. Generations follow them, hoping to understand how they continue to perform at such a high level. Ever since he has started his career, Tiger Woods has been a living legend on the course, shaping up an entire generation worth of golfers. Now, in a recent interview, Kevin Kisner spoke about Bryson DeChambeau, who he believes could be to his generation what Woods was to his; an inspiration.

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Since his debut, DeChambeau has wowed fans and experts with his game. The 28-year-old’s last PGA Tour win was the Arnold Palmer Invitational this March. Moreover, he also participated in the World Long Drive Championship. A highlight has been his physical transformation over the past few months, which also won him the US Open (2020).

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Kevin Kisner on Bryson DeChambeau being golf’s next Tiger Woods

This month, while Kisner was in conversation with 5 Clubs, the PGA Tour veteran discussed DeChambeau and how the young icon is influencing a whole new generation in the sport. As per Kisner, there is no doubt that DeChambeau is a revolutionary individual. He mentions how Woods has people smoking and eating cheeseburgers while on Tour. Now that DeChambeau is here, people are walking around with their own TrackMans and protein shakes (a major part of his diet).

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Kisner even revealed what he thinks is the greatest thing DeChambeau is doing. “He’s hitting shots that are not fit for the golf course and finding his fall on the fairway. I think it’s amazing how straight he’s hitting the golf ball and fitting it to areas that are not designed to be played from,” said Kevin.

Golf – The 2020 Ryder Cup – Whistling Straits, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, U.S. – September 21, 2021 Team USA’s Bryson DeChambeau stands on the 9th tee during a practice round REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

By the end, Kisner shared his memory of playing against DeChambeau during the 2020 Rocket Mortgage Classic at the Detroit Golf Club; DeChambeau won, and Kisner came in third.

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Having said that, Kevin Kisner last played the CJ Cup this month, finishing T54.

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When is DeChambeau playing next?

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To anyone following DeChambeau’s Instagram, it is clear that the eight-time PGA Tour winner is happy vacationing. Along with his stint at the World Long Drive Championship, DeChambeau also helped lead Team USA to the Ryder Cup. His schedule states that he will play the Hero World Challenge in Albany, Bahamas next month.

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Devika Pawar is a Golf and NBA writer at Essentially Sports. A psychology graduate from KJ Somaiya, Devika has an experience with sportswriting at Republic World for around two years now. She loves NBA a little too much, and is a dedicated Golden State Warriors fan.

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