Did you catch golf’s US Open last weekend?  It was a tournament unlike anyone has ever seen.  Yes, Covid did change the landscape of things, but the winner and runner-up both brought something new to the table that hasn’t been seen since, well, Covid itself.

First we’ll start with the winner, Bryson DeChambeau (#13 FCIR), who even novice Brain Typists should be able to Type by braille.  Funny, incredibly down-to-earth, and yes, quite strategic, DeChambeau and his golf coach are putting into a practice a new theory that could potentially change the golf world as we know it.  It all boils down to physics.  That, and distance.  Bryson’s theory is, essentially, distance matters, so on every tee-shot he attempts to destroy the ball.  It doesn’t matter where you land (as along as it remains in-bounds), because it is always best to have a short club shot to the green.  Secondly, Bryson keeps his left arm completely straight during his entire back-swing, almost like a robot.  Yes, completely straight.  If it bends a little, or turns a little, it can throw the whole swing off.  Its full name is an “anatomical governor,” and its based on “end range of motion”, which is the amount a joint in your body can move until it can’t move anymore.  As his theory goes, when you put your joints into their end range of motion, it means they can’t move anymore, and you become almost like a machine.  Bryson spent Saturday evening in the rain fine-tuning his “governor”, and the next day it paid off, as he won the tournament by a complete 6 strokes, carding a 3-under 67.

While Matthew Wolff (#13 FCIR) held the lead for some 54-holes, he just couldn’t hold back DeChambeau’s onslaught.  Had he won he would have become the youngest U.S. Open winner since 1923 (Bobby Jones) and youngest major champion since Tiger Woods (#10 BCAR).  At any rate, Wolff’s swing sure is something to talk about.  To be more specific, his pre-swing is something to behold, or what might be called his “hitch”.  A second before taking the club back, Wolff bends his knees to the side suddenly and quickly, almost like a signal that tells him and others it’s time to let loose.  While a certain number of Types could potentially display such a hitch, leave it to the squirrely #13 FCIR!

Congratulations, Bryson DeChambeau!

Written by: Staff
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