Bryson DeChambeau says he doesn’t want to be a “super-controversial” character on the PGA Tour | Golf news

The 2020 US Open champion said in December that during 2021 there was a point where he “felt I wanted to leave the game”; his comments emerged a year after continuing a dispute with rival Brooks Koepka and engaging in a public dispute with his Cobra equipment sponsors.

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Bryson DeChambeau says he doesn’t want to be a “super-controversial” character on the PGA Tour |  Golf news

Bryson DeChambeau made several headlines in 2021

Bryson DeChambeau insists he doesn’t want to be a “super-controversial” character after a tough season that made him want to leave the game.

DeChambeau was never far from the headlines in 2021 due to his ongoing dispute with Brooks Koepka, he missed the Olympics after a positive test on Covid-19 and due to a public dispute with Cobra equipment sponsors during the Open Championship, when he was accused of behaving ” like an eight ”. -years old”.

This was said by the winner of the US Open in 2020 New York Post in December that there was a point last year where he “felt I wanted to leave the game” but that he had received some useful advice from Hollywood star Chris Pratt.

“I’ve had a lot of different things that have happened in the past, but I’m still learning, growing and reacting in ways that help golf excel,” DeChambeau said in a conference call to promote his appearance. at Saudi International next month.

DeChambeau resigned from this week's Sony Open due to wrist pain

DeChambeau resigned from this week’s Sony Open due to wrist pain

“That’s honestly all I want. I don’t want to be a super-controversial character, I just want to be someone people can look up to and aspire to be like, or inspire them to work harder.”

The way DeChambeau defeated Winged Foot to win the US Open meant he was the center of attention at the rescheduled Masters two months later, which he admits “hit me in the loop.”

“It changed my view of everything,” added DeChambeau, who made a stick for his own back, saying his added length meant he treated Augusta National like a par 67, just to fight for a split 34th place.

“Everything was so acute, and then sometimes the disappointments were very difficult. The human being was impressed a lot, and it’s amazing what people can do when they tell you you’re one or the other, always when you know it’s not true.” in person in the background.

“Sometimes it’s hard, but over time you realize why you’re doing it, why you’re doing it, and how you can improve to inspire the next generation.

“Chris Pratt helped me in a really difficult time for me. He said, play this fictional character for a while. I know you’re not happy, you’re in a very difficult situation, but act like you’re acting for a while and as time goes on, it’s gone and I I became myself again.

“Because there was a point at a time when it wouldn’t be fun to be with me because I was frustrated, disappointed and sad.”

'Aren't you having fun?'  - DeChambeau finished in the top eight of the Nevada World Championship

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‘Aren’t you having fun?’ – DeChambeau finished in the top eight of the Nevada World Championship

‘Aren’t you having fun?’ – DeChambeau finished in the top eight of the Nevada World Championship

Despite being one of the most important characters in the game, DeChambeau was not among the players who revealed on Wednesday that they agreed to participate in the new Netflix documentary about life on the PGA Tour.

Among those who have signed up are Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, Collin Morikawa, Tommy Fleetwood and the four-time winner of Major Koepek, but DeChambeau prefers to publish his own content.

“No agreement has been reached that would be very good on my part,” the 28-year-old added. “I love Netflix, I have a great time with him, but it wasn’t right for me at the moment.

“I feel like people see me on YouTube and Instagram and get a pretty good view of my life, and getting more people to come in and out – which is almost impossible for what I’m handing out – is too invasive for me overall.”

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