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.
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.
While the rest of the field succumbed to Winged Foot, Reed fought back. Which is how golf’s lone wolf was the only one howling after 36 holes, Reed’s temerity and fortitude rewarded with the halfway lead.
The first green has so much hustle and flow, the USGA specifically tells players that its handling it differently than the other 17th, maintaining it a slower speed so that the ridiculousness doesn’t become too sublime.
Rough has long been a useful tool for creating demanding setups and for tournaments that hope to test a certain skill set, but other appeals of the game are sacrificed when the measure of success is relegated to hitting the ball to predetermined positions.
Victorian Marc Leishman is hoping that a change of date will bring a change of fortune as he attempts to wrestle with one of golf’s sternest tests and improve on a US Open record he admits is underwhelming.