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SMU alum Bryson DeChambeau comes back to win in Michigan

SMU alum Bryson DeChambeau comes back to win in Michigan

Your 2020 Rocket Mortgage champion is the controversial Bryson DeChambeau.  He also goes by the Incredible Hulk.  His strategy of simply overpowering the golf course with ferocious drives paid off in a measly four weeks since the PGA Tour returned to action.

Bryson fired four straight rounds in the 60’s and overcame a three stroke deficit on Sunday to take the title.  However, his weekend was not all smooth sailing.  Saturday, he made headlines after accusing a cameraman of “damaging his brand.”  You know what’s good for the brand?  Winning golf tournaments.  This is Bryson’s fifth win and first since he won four times in 2018.  Love him or hate him, DeChambeau is changing the game one 300-yard drive at a time.

Other than Bryson’s seven daily protein shakes, what else happened this weekend?

Matthew Wolff blows three shot lead

Things were looking good for Matthew Wolff as he headed to the first tee on Sunday with a three stroke lead.  However, that lead was quickly squandered, mainly due to a cold putter that did him no real favors on the front nine.  The back was much more productive, making a number of birdies to claw his way back into contention.  It wasn’t enough, he finished at -20, three shots behind Bryson.

Bryson eats a lot

With a majority of the world’s top players opting to enjoy their July 4th weekend elsewhere, the headlines belonged to Bryson.  Whether he was bombing drives, berating cameramen or talking about his extensive diet – this weekend belonged to DeChambeau whether we liked it or not.  One highlight came after DeChambeau shared his large new diet that helped him put on 30 pounds during the break.  Mainly just meat, protein shakes and more meat.  Mix in a veggie, Bryson.

All jokes aside, this man is playing flat out awesome golf.  In his last seven starts, he’s finished in the top-ten every time including the win this week.  He has a combined TWENTY shot lead over the rest of the Tour since the restart (-67) and has been a topic of conversation every week.  For better or worse, the former SMU standout is here to stay.

Next week we head to Muirfield Village for the Workday Charity Open.  Seven of the top 15 guys will be back in action.  Some notable names include Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler and Phil Mickelson.  Brooks Koepka also returns to action after taking the week off due to COVID-19 concerns.  2019 Masters champion, Tiger Woods, sits out another week.

See you all in Ohio!

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