When describing what Bryson DeChambeau did to Winged Foot in the U.S. Open, England's Matthew Fitzpatrick said he made a "bit of a mockery of the game." Well, Matt, it appears you ain't seen nothing yet.
There are some who rolled their eyes and scoffed when Bryson DeChambeau boasted that he'd drive the ball 400 yards one day. The notion seemed as much a fantasy as someone shooting a perfect round of 54.
Tiger Woods’ U.S. Open ended with a missed cut on Friday afternoon, but it was the events of that weekend that triggered a vehement debate in the golf world. And, for once, it had nothing to do with Tiger.
It’s hard to imagine a bigger architectural and cultural contrast. The city of Las Vegas and the village of Virginia Water have virtually nothing in common, other than the fact that both are this week hosting professional golf tournaments.
The USGA and R&A’s investigation into the distance topic, the so-named “Distance Insights” project, will now employ an outside market research firm to ask golfers and non-golfers alike around the world what they think about distance.