Strong man Bryson DeChambeau’s attempt to assert himself at the Masters got off to such a bad start that the pre-tournament favorite is in danger of missing half-time and forcing him to tee off again after losing his ball on the moorland.
One of DeChambeau’s typical giant drives failed the third time at the Augusta showpiece, where he pulled a shot to the left of the target and sent him into a swampy area in the first cut.
Playing partners Jon Rahm and Louis Oosthuizen began a desperate search for the shot but were unable to retrieve the ball within the allotted three minutes, which meant the desperate DeChambeau had to be carted back to the tee.
The man, best known for his tantrums on the track as well as his pent-up figure this year, suffered further misery as he pierced the next two holes, despite resisting the temptation to show his frustration and a respectable ending Made a one-over scorecard of the day, which was commendable under the circumstances.
Bryson DeChambeau’s 2020 Masters, summarized by Jon Rahm. Q: Were you even involved in the search for Bryson’s Ball? RAHM: Which one?
– Joel Beall (@JoelMBeall) November 13, 2020
Many fans responded with mocking memes and cruel jibes on social media to DeChambeau, who is not known for his popularity or humility on the tour.
“I know they found it later, but we must have been close,” said Rahm, who, according to some viewers, was calmly pleased with the position of his rivals after initially asking reporters which ball they were referring to when they asked about DeChambeau’s disasters.
“I mean, when Bryson hits it as hard as he hits it, it’s kind of a hook with not a lot of spin in a soft area.
“We were all confident that it was pretty buried and that it would be hard to find.
That’s the thing about golf. Just when you think you’ve figured it out, you’re humble again.
– Michael Cooper (@MikeCooperJr) November 14, 2020
“It is unfortunate that by the rules of golf you can’t find out it’s there somewhere and keep playing.
“He had to hit again and I know it affected him a little because he didn’t play his best golf after that. But he’s a fighter and he shows it.”
Beefy DeChambeau raged at a cameraman for filming him on a course earlier this year and irritated fans by pushing for a free drop at another tournament, claiming his shot fell near fire ants and was irretrievable.
“I got greedy,” he admitted. “As much as I want to attack this golf course, it can bite back.
Rahm (among other things) haaaaaates Bryson! It’s so cool.
– M. Cahan (@ mcahan3) November 13, 2020
“It’s still Augusta National, the Masters. It’s an amazing test of golf no matter how you play it.
“I tried to take some risks today. It didn’t work out as well as I imagined, but I’m proud of the way I’ve treated myself.”
Commentators warned that DeChambeau’s physical strength alone would not work to his advantage.
“You have to be as careful as you find your way around,” said a Sky Sports analyst, pointing out that six-time Masters winner Jack Nicklaus and five-time champion Tiger Woods were successful on the track due to their skill. “You have to soften the aggression.”
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