The most intriguing golfer in the professional ranks won again on Sunday at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic. Bryson Dechambeau won by seven shots, birdies at holes 1-3 to go out in 32, an eagle at 10, birdie at 11, bogey at 12 and birdies at 13, 14 and 17 for a final round 64 and a 7 stroke win. A lot of us don’t quite know what exactly he’s talking to his caddie about when they discuss the air pressure and firmness speeds or miles per hour on the speed, but whatever it is they’re talking about it’s working. This is Bryson’s first international win and his 4th victory in 9 starts, all the other starts had a top 20 finish.
There was some negativity earlier on in the week. “I’m not hitting it anywhere near my best” and by Saturday “I’m not 100% with my game”. But after the win “I was happy with my game I executed a lot of great shots. It was a lot of fun to finally hoist an international trophy”.
Although Dechambeau hasn’t yet had a top 10 finish in a major he looks set to contend this year. That is if he doesn’t lose ground by getting penalised for slow play. All this scientific over analysis of every shot is taking much too long, typically between 1minute 20 and 1 minute 45, way too long.
Take a leaf out of my book Bryson, as one who plays speedily. And like me “don’t fink” so much, it saves so much time on every shot.