Written By;

Carl Sengstock

I hope everyone had a chance to watch the final round of the John Deere Classic today.

It had more ups and downs than a roller coaster.

At one point late in the day we had 6 fellows tied for the lead. I just knew that there would be a playoff and maybe with multiple players.

Well I was wrong because the “Mad Scientist” Bryson DeChambeau rolled in a 14 foot putt for a birdie on the tough 18th at TPC DEER RUN.

This is the course that Payne Stewart got his first win. Bryson wears a hat similar to Payne’s but, it is to commemorate Ben Hogan.

DeChambeau was only 6 years old when Payne was killed in the plane crash but he was told by his parents all about him.

When looking at colleges he saw Payne’s photo at SMU and was told that is where he went to college.

Bryson was sold on that right then and there. Majoring in Physics has helped him with his DIFFERENT approach to the game of golf.

All of his irons are the length of a seven iron and he takes a very thorough and scientific approach to the game and his swing.

Winning the NCAA & US Amateur Championships in 2015 helped him to make the decision to turn pro.

He made his pro debut in 2016 at the RBC presented by Boeing on beautiful Hilton Head Island at the famous Harbour Town golf links.

He finished 4th and we thought he was on his way. It was tough for him the next several months and on into 2017.

The last 4 weeks he has begun to shine. Finally getting his first win this week.

I am sure that they may start calling him a “genius” instead of a “mad scientist”.

Asked what his goal is Bryson responded “to make golf easier for the amateur golfer”.

That really says boatloads to me!

Today he moved to 34th for the FedEx Cup standings and is boarding a charter jet to the British Open.

It is going to be fun to watch the “Open” next week and see how Bryson does.

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