Topgolfgears Morning 9: Bryson! | Pro buys putter at Golf Galaxy, shoots 64 | Canada: “Finally!
1. Bona fide Bryson
A singular son of science and California, emerging on the PGA Tour with much fanfare, Bryson Dechambeau was always going to have detractors. The man has lived up to the hype.
2. Oh, Canada!
Brooke Henderson won Canada’s national championship…the first victory by a Canadian in the tournament in 45 years.
3. A scientist at the Ryder Cup
ESPN’s Bob Harig thinks the combination of strong play and Tiger Woods’ endorsement make Bryson DeChambeau a lock for a Ryder Cup captain’s pick.
For his part, here’s what DeChambeau said about his chances of a captain’s pick.
“Whatever happens, happens. I’m going to try and go play my best next week and see what happens after that.”
4. The Playoff update you’ve been pining for
…or not, as the case may be.
Golf Channel’s Jay Coffin…”Six players moved into the top 100 in FedExCup points and qualified for the Dell Technologies Championship, meaning six others were bumped out and saw their seasons come to an abrupt end at The Northern Trust.”
5. Sneak preview of Golf Galaxy’s next ad
“Buy a putter at Golf Galaxy, shoot 64 in a PGA Tour event!”
6. Lynch: Mickelson doesn’t deserve a captain’s pick
Needless to say, Eamon Lynch will not be getting a Christmas card from the Mickelson family.
7. The Tiger Report
The most concise analysis of Tiger Woods’ T40 finish at the Northern Trust may have come from a man who followed him for 72 holes. Golf Channel’s Tiger Tracker titled his post mortem on Woods week “drive for show, putt like a schmo.”
A glance at the Web.com Tour Playoffs, where Robert Streb pipped Peter Malnati to win the finals opener.
9. How many seconds would it take you to realize?
Speaking with Bryson DeChambeau in the CBS booth, Nick Faldo slipped on his glasses while his partner Jim Nantz was speaking with the tournament winner. Unfortunately, Sir Nick put his specs on upside down…and failed to realize it for several seconds, resulting in the absurd image you see below, which will now live forever on the internet.