The PGA Tour’s biggest lightning rod for controversy somehow continues to keep finding unusual ways to grab headlines.
The beefed-up wiz kid restarted the season by arguing with a cameraman. Last week he tried to get a drop because there were too many ants near his ball. At the opening round of the 2020 PGA Championship, Bryson DeChambeau snapped his driver.
“I guess it’s all those swings I put in,” he said in jest as he strolled down the fairway.
The head of his driver popped off when he leaned on the club as he bent over to pick up his tee. There’s no actual footage of it happening as cameras focused on the ball screaming toward the seventh green, but this is pretty close.
Rickie Fowler and Bryson DeChambeau were equally stunned when the driver broke.
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Thanks to a local rule for this event, DeChambeau was allowed to get a new driver shaft and put the club back together to continue his opening round.
DeChambeau is seeking his first major tournament win this weekend at Harding Park. He’s won eight PGA Tour events but never finished better than 15th at a major.