Meet the ‘Mad Scientist’ ready to rip up the Ryder Cup rulebook:
Bryson DeChambeau uses maths for putting and a compass on the course… but he’s fiery, winning for fun and is set to partner his pal Tiger Woods in Paris
- Bryson DeChambeau won his second successive PGA Tour event on Monday
- He is now certain to receive a wild-card pick for the US Ryder Cup team
- There he is likely to partner Tiger Woods, with their friendship growing
- But his unorthodox style, based on maths and science, will shock some
When Bryson DeChambeau first emerged as a top amateur player, his physics-based approach to golf – which looks, quite frankly, barmy – earned him the nickname ‘Mad Scientist’. A year after turning pro he earned his first PGA Tour victory, and that moniker became a more respectful ‘The Scientist’.
Now, after a fourth big win in just over a year, including back-to-back romps over star-studded fields in the mega-money FedEx Cup play-offs the last two weeks, that nickname perhaps needs a further upgrade to ‘The Professor’.
Oh, and now he’ll be working on a formula for how to beat Europe in the Ryder Cup. Those wins at Ridgewood and TPC Boston mean DeChambeau is a shoo-in for one of United States captain Jim Furyk’s four wild-card picks for golf’s greatest dust-up.
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