The ultimate legacy of his astonishing win at Winged Foot – a course that was supposed to be the antithesis to and kryptonite for the DeChambeau Style – is that we can no longer dismiss him as a pretentious pseudoscientist.
The praise for Bryson DeChambeau flowed freely in the wake of his dominant six-stroke US Open victory at Winged Foot, supporters and critics alike recognising his unorthodox methods resulted in his title.
Last week, after his seventh consecutive finish outside the top 10, Rory McIlroy spoke about struggling to find a spark in this new, fan-less normal. Golf didn’t seem like the most important thing in the world. Perhaps we now know one reason why.
Less than 24 hours after Brooks Koepka lorded his four Major titles over the rest of the leaderboard at the 2020 PGA Championship – in particular, over Dustin Johnson – a fellow four-time Major champ, Rory McIlroy, came to DJ's defence.