as mentioned in DeChambeau had ended his side-saddle putting experiment, and he seemed to blame its failure on golf’s governing body.
On Friday, GolfDigest.com reported pointed comments made by Bryson DeChambeau toward the USGA.
On Sunday, DeChambeau apologized to the USGA, saying, “my emotions got the better of me,” and taking responsibility for his recent poor putting.
“It [was] a long conversation,” DeChambeau told Brian Wacker after missing the cut at the Honda Classic.
DeChambeau entered the Honda Classic ranked 194th on the PGA Tour in strokes gained putting.
referring to Update: After sleeping off his harsh comments about the USGA, Bryson DeChambeau took to Twitter early Sunday to apologize.
Bryson DeChambeau lines up a putt before employing his side-saddle putting technique at the 2017 Sony Open.
After Side-Saddle Putting, What Will Bryson DeChambeau Do Next?
DeChambeau is ranked 194th in strokes gained: putting on Tour, which suggests the side-saddle technique wasn’t the elixir he’d hoped it would be.
In December, DeChambeau added another quirk to his game: side-saddle putting.
referring to “It’ll turn around.”Just apparently not with the side-saddle method he was so high on coming into the year.
“We talked to Bryson in mid-January to discuss both his putter and his method of stroke,” USGA spokesperson Janeen Driscoll said via email.
The putter was eventually ruled as non-conforming by the USGA and DeChambeau switched to a different, conforming model starting in Palm Springs.
“It’s just golf,” DeChambeau said before departing PGA National.
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Bryson DeChambeau’s side-saddle putting experiment lasted all of two months.
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