Tag Archives: Bryson DeChambeau

Sep
28
2018

The Europeans swept the Americans in Friday’s afternoon foursome matches to take a 5-3 lead after the opening day of the Ryder Cup. Team USA looked pretty good after taking three out of four points in the morning fourballs, but then they just completely tanked it in the afternoon session.

Phrases I hate hearing: There’s a lot of golf left; Can’t believe the captain paired player x and x (Bryson and Phil re: today; not that I don’t agree) together. Why did captain bench player x (Captain America Patrick Reed)? Well, that’s the problem with democracy.

And ugh, I feel you.

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Jun
19
2016
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Well, we’re finally sort of back on track in terms of the day and the round, but of course, there are still some players who have to return back to the course at the crack of dawn to finish their remaining holes. Most notably, the current leader Shane Lowry, who is three-under on his round and five-under total, has four holes to play. Others include Andrew Landry (E through 13, -3 total), Lee Westwood (-1 through 15, -2 total), Sergio Garcia (E through 14, -2 total) and Dustin Johnson (+2 through 13, -2 total).

But thanks to the deluge earlier this week, Oakmont hasn’t shown its teeth, with the course still giving up birdies and low scores and several good names took advantage of the benign conditions to surge up the leaderboard.

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Jun
18
2016
By Stephanie Wei under US Open

Wow, I’m honestly a bit confused or just disoriented as to what the heck is happening out there at Oakmont because of the weather delays that messed up the rest of the week. So, the players in Thursday’s morning wave finished their first rounds on Friday morning — only nine players completed 18 holes on Thursday — and then had the rest of the day off. Then, the guys originally in Thursday’s afternoon wave played the first round and then most of them finished the second round, as well.

Yep, 36 holes at Oakmont in a U.S. Open — sounds about as fun as digging ditches all day. I’m serious. I know they’re playing professional golf for a lot of money, but hey, you’d have to pay me that much to do what they did today. However, those guys actually got the better end of the draw, believe it or not.

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Jun
12
2016

2016 U.S. Open Sectional Qualifying

There were tons of great storylines coming out of the U.S. Open Sectional Qualifier in Columbus on Monday. There were so many that I nearly drove myself crazy trying to write about them all. Well, I didn’t quite get to everyone since I spent about 2,000 words waxing lyrical about why the sectional qualifier is the greatest day in golf. (Thanks for bearing with me if you read that, but it really is!)

This year in Columbus there were 103 players competing for 13 spots at Kinsale and Wedgewood.

Here’s a breakdown of the main stories coming out of Columbus, and I don’t care if none of these guys make the cut or are never heard from again (but there are some “big” names, so doubt that will be the case). 

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Sep
29
2015

SMU’s men’s golf team has been banned from post-season play this season and will incur scholarship reductions due to “multiple violations” discovered by the NCAA that involved recruiting and unethical conduct under former head coach Josh Gregory, according to multiple reports.

The punitive actions against SMU will mostly impact and unjustly punish the student-athletes, who did not do anything wrong (as far as we know they weren’t accepting duffel bags full of cash), including Bryson DeChambeau, who became only the fifth player to win the individual NCAA Championship and the U.S. Amateur last month. Due to the NCAA’s sanctions, he will be barred from defending his title next year in Eugene, Oregon. Which is pretty messed up and extremely unfair from what I understand of the situation.

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