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It's clear what he's done in tournament play speaks for itself and the commitment he put into his fitness over the shut down months is incredible. His tee shots are jaw dropping and the scientific approach to everything will change the game, but for whatever reason I have a hard time cheering for him come Sunday. So are we Team Bryson or not?

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I’m all for team Bryson, I like that he takes a different approach to the game. He’s working his butt off and it’s definitely showing and fun to watch. I will say that all of the protein shake/calorie intake commentary throughout the tournaments is getting quite old though.

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I just don't like him. So no...

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Not team Bryson and don’t think he’s doing anything that will change the game. Fitness has been part of the game since Tiger. Hitting it farther has been part of the game. 
 

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I’ve never been “team Bryson,” and his new approach won’t change my mind. My first encounter was in person at the 2017 BMW Championship at Conway Farms where I watched him act like a spoiled child, and that sealed my view. And I’ve seen it on TV several times since, e.g. after Bryson blew the lead of the 2018 Porsche European Open and then totally brushed off McEvoy who won (links below) - totally unprofessional and there have been other examples. YMMV 

And his slow play, reading greens especially, is another reason for me to root for other players.

That said, you have to wonder how his body will hold up with his extreme swing? It certainly cost Tiger and some other “big hitters” in the long run. As much as I don’t care for Bryson, I don’t wish physical problems on anyone.

https://golficity.com/bryson-dechambeau-apologizes-for-abrupt-handshake/ Having a solid spot at the top of the leaderboard on Sunday, DeChambeau had a major collapse in his final four holes of the tournament. He finished up holes 15-18 with a bogey-bogey-par-triple bogey including two putts that ended up in a water hazard. That knocked DeChambeau back five spots from the leader and eventual winner, Richard McEvoy.

https://www.golfdigest.com/story/how-do-you-think-bryson-dechambeau-handled-himself-at-the-end-of-the-european-open-you-be-the-judge

 

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13 minutes ago, Middler said:

I’ve never been team Bryson, and his new approach won’t change my mind. I watched him act like a spoiled child at the BMW Championship at Conway Farms in 2017, and that sealed my view. And I’ve seen it on TV several times since, e.g. after Bryson blew the lead over the last 5 holes of the Porsche Open and then totally brushed off McEvoy who won - totally unprofessional and there have been other examples. YMMV https://www.golfdigest.com/story/how-do-you-think-bryson-dechambeau-handled-himself-at-the-end-of-the-european-open-you-be-the-judge

That said, you have to wonder how his body will hold up with his extreme swing? It certainly cost Tiger and some other “big hitters” in the long run. As much as I don’t care for Bryson, I don’t wish physical problems on anyone.

Tigers issues weren’t his swing that broke his body down or his lifting, Tiger said it was the amount of running he did early on.

Bryson works with Chris Como who has a focus on biomechanics. Bryson is no more violent on his swing than any of the guys that are long drive hitters and most of them are big and strong. Also with Bryson he doesn’t stay planted on his lead leg which will go a long way to preventing injuries as well.

As for his eating lifestyle it’s not hard to maintain his current physique and calorie intake while not getting any bigger. If he’s eating at maintenance calories he will remain the same weight and having nutrition and exercise coach they will ensure that he’s doing what needs to be done to maintain his desired goal and I have no doubt they also work hand in hand with Como and any other swing coach Bryson works with

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I am not “team anyone”. I watch golf because I enjoy watching golf. I don’t care who is doing well or who is doing poorly. The Bryson story itself is interesting simply because what he is doing is on some level different and potentially shaping the future of the game (which includes but not limited to fitness, personalities, reporting, and equipment)

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I'll watch him for the entertainment value he provides.  Will I root for him?  Nope.  I applaud his dedication, work ethic, and athletic ability, but I am trying to raise 2 young sons and do not want my kids watching his tirades and thinking that's okay.  Dressing down that cameraman was ridiculous.

I know this could open a can of worms...should athletes be role models, etc. I'm not overly concerned with that; I think it's my job to be my kids role model.  But, at the end of the day, I'm not the professional on TV, so I'd prefer not having to explain that kind of stuff to my kids when they see it during a broadcast.

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25 minutes ago, Getoffmylawn said:

I'll watch him for the entertainment value he provides.  Will I root for him?  Nope.  I applaud his dedication, work ethic, and athletic ability, but I am trying to raise 2 young sons and do not want my kids watching his tirades and thinking that's okay.  Dressing down that cameraman was ridiculous.

I know this could open a can of worms...should athletes be role models, etc. I'm not overly concerned with that; I think it's my job to be my kids role model.  But, at the end of the day, I'm not the professional on TV, so I'd prefer not having to explain that kind of stuff to my kids when they see it during a broadcast.

No athletes just like entertainers and other celebrities shouldn’t be role models. Sure there can be stories from those people that can be used as examples to teach kids. 

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Like I said in the other thread - there are plenty of golfers who don't act like jerks to root for. I don't waste any time thinking about people like him, PReed, Grayson Murray, etc. 

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I respect the work he put in. More of the swing speed work, and maintaining flexibility. The weight gain is not as big a deal as it's made out to be  ( eat a lot and lift heavy things). I can't be on his "team" because he is an insufferable douchbag.

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12 minutes ago, 2puttbogey said:

I respect the work he put in. More of the swing speed work, and maintaining flexibility. The weight gain is not as big a deal as it's made out to be  ( eat a lot and lift heavy things). I can't be on his "team" because he is an insufferable douchbag.

You took the words right out of my mouth

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10 hours ago, Kanoito said:

I just don't like him. So no...

I'll second that. Just don't like his attitude. 

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21 hours ago, TSauer said:

I’m all for team Bryson, I like that he takes a different approach to the game. He’s working his butt off and it’s definitely showing and fun to watch. I will say that all of the protein shake/calorie intake commentary throughout the tournaments is getting quite old though.

Wellll you know Tiger ain't playing so the brainless talking heads have to have something to talk about---- Ya know just saying

FTR I like Bryson and would love to pick his brain on the engineering side of things for a couple of hours

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I’m well on board the Bryson train. Love what he does and why he does it. Great role model and example of what sticking to what works for you and working your butt off will get you! Plus he’s great for golf right now.

As for the haters, I never understood fans or people that make these judgements on athletes/celebrities based on 30 second interactions, or what they see on tv. In my experience, having spent 15 years around athletes, what you see on tv can be very different from what you get in real life. I mean down to his diet...I’m sure the group of experts he has know what they’re doing. If you’re worried about his health, you should see what other athletes do to make weight


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23 hours ago, TBS said:

It's clear what he's done in tournament play speaks for itself and the commitment he put into his fitness over the shut down months is incredible. His tee shots are jaw dropping and the scientific approach to everything will change the game, but for whatever reason I have a hard time cheering for him come Sunday. So are we Team Bryson or not?

I can't stand Bryson, his slow play, his attitude, he overall everything erks me. It's all personal some people love him, I do not. I love Fowler, Mickleson, McIlroy! Koepka, annoys me with his cocky attitude. "I don't remember my hole in one at Augusta" I like Dustin Johnson too but he is as smart as a dump truck.

 

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I'll be honest I don't follow much with the tour but I really like Bryson's scientific approach. As an engineer it make me happy and definitely makes me think more about the little things.
He may take it a little far but he is passionate about the game and science behind it all.

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I like watching him, and I'll root for him more often than not. But I'm completely over the commentary that the broadcast teams do on him. Please stop talking about protein shakes as if they are a new fangled magic formula. Stop using the "mad scientist" moniker. I really feel that the broadcast teams dislike him and use all the comments to diminish what a really good golfer he is. His personality could use some polish for sure, but I don't recall Tiger winning any awards for friendliness his first 20 years on tour. 

 

At this point, he is basically must watch TV for golf. I mean... 230y 8i last week out of the rough, cheat codes don't even delve into that realm of lunacy. 

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