Finishing Thursday with the lead at seven under, it was never going to be quite that easy for Bryson DeChambeau. The former U.S. Open champ and golf equipment innovator has a knack for getting himself in tricky situations or just trying out things that make the rest of the golf world’s heads spin. This (whatever it is) is no different.

MORE: Bryson DeChambeau tackling Augusta National with ‘one-of-a-kind’ 3D-printed irons

Yes, that’s Bryson making a fencing-esque Balestra/lunge that is rarely seen on the course. Why is he exactly doing this? Well, to entice the group ahead to move out of the damn way, of course.

He really puts his entire body into the motion, showing off just how limber the 30-year-old can be. If you take away the golf in the background, this could just as easily be part of his audition for a ballet. The Incredible Bulk still seems to be pretty fleet of foot.

Also, shoutout to what looks to be Charl Schwartzel in the backdrop swinging his arms with reckless abandon to show DeChambeau that he’s doing the best that he can.

The Internet, as it always does after Bryson does something new, had a field day with this one. Having someone this out there does wonders for your sport.

MORE: Jon Rahm unleashed an epic F-bomb tirade on the 18th tee Thursday

It appears like this is all in good fun, but this might be incidental Masters history. As far as we can tell, it’s the first time anyone has ever made this maneuver at Augusta National. Add that one to the record books, and it’s not even the weekend yet. Who knows what Bryson might do from here?


Masters 101: Answering all your frequently asked questionsHow to watch the 2024 MastersPower Rankings: Every player in the Masters field, ranked50 defining Masters Moments, rankedThe bogey golfer’s guide to surviving Augusta National5 shots that players should NEVER hit at Augusta National15 people who ended up in the Masters penalty boxThe most memorable Rules issues in Masters historyIn search of the greatest Augusta NationalThe Masters’ other jackets: Why working tournament week has its perksThe greatest Masters round time has forgottenThe Champions Dinner Tell-All, from those inside the roomTee times for Round 1 and Round 2

This article was originally published on