The mental-health movement has crossed over into the world of golf, with young star Matthew Wolff recently taking two months off from the PGA Tour to “try to enjoy myself and take care of myself”. McIlroy himself has frequently cited his off-course happiness as a source of balance in his life.
Sometimes, if we’re lucky, the man and the moment collide on the 72nd hole, producing transcendence. Think Seve at St Andrews or Tiger at Torrey or Phil at Augusta. Time will tell if Jon Rahm deserves to share the same sentence as those legends.
Bryson DeChambeau bullied both Winged Foot and his competition in winning the 120nd US Open by six shots. The victory was the culmination of a full-body transformation and a pivotal moment in the distance debate. We’re discussing all that and much more in our 18 Parting Thoughts from Winged Foot.
Whatever ones lingered about whether Bryson DeChambeau’s plan to bulk up and hit the ball as far as possible would hold up in the cauldron and nuance of Major championship golf have been answered. This week at Winged Foot, he killed nuance.