Bryson DeChambeau: Do two weeks worth of public-relations successes override a season filled with missteps? Photo: Stacy Revere, Getty Images
The past two weeks have been exactly what Bryson DeChambeau needed.
After a summer filled with unnecessary drama including a media boycott, DeChambeau played a starring role in the United States’ Ryder Cup victory then looked at home in the Professional Long Drivers Association World Championship last week near Las Vegas.
He was losing the public relations battle.
His Ryder Cup enthusiasm – if Justin Thomas was captain of the American cheerleading squad, DeChambeau with his arm waving was JT’s vice captain – did more than stir up the pro-American crowd.
It showed how much DeChambeau wanted to be part of the team and, by extension, one of the guys. The world needed to see a warm, smiling DeChambeau and that’s what he showed.
Dechambeau is a different dude.
He sees the world from a different angle, swings the golf club a different way and approaches his work wi...
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