Are Bryson DeChambeau's Monster Drives Good for Golf?

The Fan Morning Show Debated on Monday

The Fan Morning Show
July 06, 2020 - 11:17 am

PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) - Bryson DeChambeau won the Rocket Mortgage Classic this past weekend to secure his first PGA tour win of the season.

While DeChambeau shot a 7-under 65 to clinch the victory on Sunday, it was the style with whick he played that is truly grabbing the headlines the morning after.

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The 26-year-old has been turning heads since golf's restart last month curshing the ball off the tee, and this weekend in Detroit was no different, as DeChambeau averaged 351 yards a drive.

DeChambeau's uptick in power is a result of a game-changing workout plan of protein powder and dumbells that saw him gain 40 pounds in just a few months. His increased mass was paying dividends prior to this weekend, as he arrived in Michigan on the heels of three top-10 finishes since the resumption of the PGA Tour amid the coronavirus pandemic.

On The Fan Morning Show Monday, Colin Dunlap and Chris Mack discussed DeChambeau's big weekend, and pondered if his explosive, long-drive play style is good for the game of golf. 

"It made me watch," Colin said of DeChambeau's thunderous drives. "I wasn't going to watch all those other guys. It really did. It made me watch. All Bryson DeChambeau needs to do is be in it Sunday at dinner time, and they get the ratings that they want."

"He looks like he's giving his full 150% effort every single time he's on the tee, and he is hitting just rocketships off the tee box," Colin added.

Chris agrees, and thinks DeChambeau can bring an added entertainment element to the game with his long balls.

"There is a certain entertainment factor that golf lacks because it is this quiet, staid game. And everything's very proper," Chris said. "Okay, I understand that's a certain aspect of the game that is built into it. It also makes it damn boring to watch sometimes."

Chris added that golf is a sport that does not always translate well to television, but that DeChambeau's play yesterday would have garnered reactions from the crowd - which was not in attendance due to COVID-19 - that can add to the experience in-person or at home. 

Listen to the entire conversation about DeChambeau from The Fan Morning Show on Monday below.