Max Homa Believes Bryson DeChambeau Can ‘Manhandle’ a Golf Course with Excessive Speed

Published 04/17/2021, 1:58 PM EDT
Golf – The Masters – Augusta National Golf Club – Augusta, Georgia, U.S. – April 9, 2021 Bryson DeChambeau of the U.S. reacts after hitting his tee shot on the 4th hole during the second round REUTERS/Mike Segar


Bryson DeChambeau was on a tremendous run on the PGA Tour. All of it lasted until ‘The Scientist’ entered the field at the 2021 Masters. DeChambeau did not enjoy his performance at the Augusta National and achieved a career-worst finish at the Masters.

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Bryson DeChambeau was grouped with former green jacket winner Adam Scott and two-time PGA tour winner Max Homa for the first two rounds. While DeChambeau outscored Scott through four rounds, he fell short by one stroke to Homa, as the latter finished with +4 for the tournament. 

However, none of this matters. Neither Homa nor Scott was deemed as a favorite to win the 2021 Masters, but DeChambeau was. Hence, fans were most disappointed with how the 2020 U.S. Open champion struggled at Augusta this year.

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Bryson DeChambeau infamously made a remark about Augusta National back in November 2020. That comment certainly came back to haunt him in 2021 as DeChambeau made just 13 birdies after 72-holes at Augusta. 

Golf – The Masters – Augusta National Golf Club – Augusta, Georgia, U.S. – April 8, 2021 Bryson DeChambeau of the U.S. stands on the 3rd tee during the first round REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Max Homa narrates why Bryson DeChambeau struggled at the 2021 Masters

In the latest episode of his podcast, Max Homa narrated how he was up and close witnessing DeChambeau’s struggles. The latter broke under par only once at the 2021 Masters as he was unable to find the right speed to challenge his opponents.  

“[DeChambeau] can kind of manhandle a golf course at times, and just totally overpower it,” Homa mentioned on his podcast. “I heard him say something like, ‘Man, I’ve just never played on greens like this.’ He was kind of like getting flustered,” Homa reflected on a moment from the tournament. 

Homa also stated that the conditions were getting a little windy when their group teed off in Round 1. However, that did not make the playing conditions unfair and wasn’t responsible for DeChambeau’s 4-over 76 in Round 1. 

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“But yeah, I mean, he’s a tremendous golfer. He drives it so far down there. And at times, you know, any hole, it’s a straight drive, it’s all of a sudden, just like a pretty obvious birdie opportunity, especially if it’s a par five and it becomes an eagle hole,” Homa added about DeChambeau. 

Bryson DeChambeau has been drawing criticism ever since his poor finish at the 2021 Masters. Experts were predicting him to contend for the championship, but all that he could manage was a 46th place finish. 

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Arjun Athreya

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Arjun Athreya is a senior writer at Essentially Sports and has been contributing since early 2020. Having developed an avid interest in sports at an early age, he pursued a Journalism degree and graduated from Madras Christian College. Arjun manages the Golf division and its content, and primarily covers news pertaining to the NBA as well.

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