PGA Tour veteran Bryson DeChambeau is known around golf circles to be a bit of a whiner. And on Thursday, the big hitter was at it again with the complaints.
After shooting a 1-over 71 at The Open Championship, DeChambeau put a lot of blame on his Cobra driver for failing him throughout the round.
“If I can hit it down the middle of the fairway, that’s great, but with the driver right now, the driver sucks,” Bryson DeChambeau explained. “It’s not a good face for me, and we’re still trying to figure out how to make it good on the mishits. I’m living on the razor’s edge, like I’ve told people for a long time.”
"The driver sucks.”
Bryson DeChambeau after finding just 4/14 fairways and shooting 1-over par today at #TheOpen
— GolfBet (@GolfBet) July 15, 2021
We could all expect Bryson DeChambeau to pin his poor play on something else. But what we didn’t expect was for Cobra to actually respond.
Ben Schomin, Cobra’s tour operations manager, spoke out on the comments from Bryson.
“Everybody is bending over backwards. We’ve got multiple guys in R&D who are CAD’ing (compute-aided design) this and CAD-ing that, trying to get this and that into the pipeline faster. (Bryson DeChambeau) knows it,” Schomin said. “It’s just really, really painful when he says something that stupid.”
“He has never really been happy, ever. Like, it’s very rare where he’s happy,” Schomin said. “Now he’s in a place where he’s swinging a 5-degree driver with 200 mph of ball speed. Everybody is looking for a magic bullet. Well, the magic bullet becomes harder and harder to find the faster you swing and the lower your loft gets.”
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Bottom line: Schomin is basically telling Bryson DeChambeau to shut up, or use another driver.
DeChambeau has been in a funk for a good while now, and I don’t know if it’s fair to blame Cobra for all of his miss-hits off the tee.
It’ll be interesting to see if Bryson DeChambeau can get it together for the rest of the tournament.