Augusta National Golf Club

AUGUSTA, Georgia — He had five months to figure it out Almost six months to chew on the egg that was laid last November, refine his plan of attack, and solve the riddle of Augusta National

Bryson DeChambeau knows he should play this course well, whatever that means He said it himself on Tuesday Length is a huge advantage here Certainly he did himself no favor by declaring the course a par-67 for him but we see no lies If he runs there is no reason he shouldn’t have a chance on Sunday afternoon Also the course is much firmer this time around , and he feasts on firm, fast tracks I had a W on one just a month ago, in fact

There is a long way to go in this golf tournament But through a turn in April, that’s Augusta’s advantage Again

DeChambeau struggled with his distance control, often long missing a day you just couldn’t miss for long Not with the greens as fast as they are DeChambeau paid the price, posting a four -twenty out of 76 which leaves him a serious job to do if he has to stay for the weekend

“Personally, I didn’t throw it that bad,” said DeChambeau “It’s golf, man I don’t know what else to say”

The sport’s most iconic site therefore continues to resist its biggest disruptor When DeChambeau arrived at the Masters last November, still under the glow of his winged-foot madness, there was legitimate concern that he crushes the route into oblivion That he hit the corner in the par 5 and drove the third green and did who knows what else Instead, he never seemed comfortable with his swing or his body, making the cut on the number and never taking into account the finish of the T-34

But that was then, and he only got better since DeChambeau found out what was wrong with his health that week (It was something to do with his breathing rate and blood levels. oxygen) He even figured out how to make his way through places that made him uncomfortable, finishing T-3 among players on a course that seemed tailor-made to curb his power. The week before he won on a major type golf course at Bay Hill And this week he made his debut with a driver who has “been preparing for a few years” Surely this week would be different

But Augusta hasn’t been easier – much harder, in fact, both literally and figuratively – and there’s one aspect of Jones and MacKenzie’s masterpiece that continues to grow. troubling the man who calculates everything: uneven lies in raised greens

“We have to understand how the ball flies from downhill slopes to uphill greens And, vice versa, uphill slopes to downhill greens, and all of the above,” DeChambeau said. “We just can’t not very well calculate and adjust the numbers And the wind is pretty hard here And the greens bounce pretty hard And you know “

The good news is that the miss seems to be consistent He missed a long time on 4 and doubled Long again on 5, for a bogey Long on 6, and 8, and 9 and 10, and well long on 12, and long on 17 and 18, to start

“It’s just in Augusta”, DeChambeau on the remote control issues “That’s why we don’t have a problem anywhere else”

After the lap he headed for the practice tee, as he tends to do Unfortunately the practice tee is perfectly flat

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World News – CA – Masters 2021: Bryson DeChambeau admits there is one thing he still can’t figure out about Augusta

Source: https://www.golfdigest.com/story/masters-2021-bryson-dechambeau-thursday-76