Bryson DeChambeau is well known for thinking outside the box and bringing a unique take to the tried and tested methods we usually see in professional golf. Here, the man himself tells us about how he prepares for competition. From driving to putting, he explains his meticulous routine and how it helps him play his best. We shouldn’t be surprised to hear his preround prep is slightly different to most other tour pros...
What’s the focus and length of your pre-round warm-up?
If I’m not driving it well, I’ll be working harder on that. It really depends on the week and I’ll pivot each and every week depending on what my Strokes Gained is in all of the categories. So, sometimes I’ll need to focus a little more around the greens and on putting to put me where I need to be to win a tournament.
How long will your typical warm-up last?
Well, it depends. If I’m feeling super-calm and confident, it might be short and sweet. If I’m not comfortable, it could be a couple of hours trying to figure it out. It’s a work day, so I’m just as focused on these days as I am on the tournament days.
With putting, how do you want to feel after you walk off the practice green?
For me, I want to feel like the stroke is smooth, consistent and controlled. I want to have great speed on the greens, obviously. You’ll see me working on my speed every single day, controlling that. I also want to start it on my line. If I can start it on my line with great speed, and I feel comfortable with the stroke, I’m usually a top-30 putter in the world.
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