Bryson DeChambeau Thrilled to Be Following the Footsteps of Ben Hogan in Inspiring the Next Generation

Published 08/29/2021, 1:19 PM EDT
May 18, 2021; Kiawah Island, South Carolina, USA; Bryson DeChambeau smiles while walking off the ninth tee during a practice round for the PGA Championship golf tournament at Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Resort. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports


Bryson DeChambeau is not a fan-favorite golfer due to his unconventional style of play. However, recently at the 2021 BMW Championship, he seems to be getting appreciation and support from a few fans. And it looks like it has made Bryson happy. Moreover, the controversy which has been going around seems to be cooling off this week thanks to his sensational performance at the Caves Valley Golf Club. 

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For the last few months, DeChambeau has been on the receiving end of criticism and trolls. But just after his emphatic performance in the second round, where he narrowly missed a 59, Bryson gave a reminder to everyone that he is still one of the best players on the PGA Tour. 

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“It gives me chills,” says Bryson DeChambeau

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

During the third round of the 2021 BMW Championship at the Caves Valley Golf Club, there were a few kids who came out to support Bryson DeChambeau by wearing a typical Bryson cap. And Bryson, who was walking to the tee box, saw this and gave them a fist bump. The kids were delighted and couldn’t believe what had just happened. 

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Moreover, after round three, this is what Bryson said. “It gives me chills. For me, this is because of Hogan and Payne Stewart… Seeing kids go out there and support me with the cap is pretty sweet.”

This is very rare for Bryson as most of the time he doesn’t get the love or support from the crowd that he deserves. Just a few weeks earlier, the crowd heckled DeChambeau at the WGC FedEx St. Jude Invitational. Hence, the support he is getting at Caves Valley is going to feel exceptional. 

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Meanwhile, Bryson DeChambeau currently shares the lead with Patrick Cantlay going into the final round. Both these players are at the top with a score of -21. So, it is not going to be a straightforward final round, as Bryson is going to get a tough fight from the in-form Patrick Cantlay. 

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Amey Kulkarni

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Amey Kulkarni is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in mass media. Before joining EssentiallySports he used to write articles on Golf and Cricket on his personal blog cricgolf.

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