The 150th Open: Bryson DeChambeau Approaches 100 Percent Fitness and Hunts Back on Speed ​​Training | Golf news

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Bryson DeChambeau admits there were “a lot of fireworks” in his third round 67 at The Open Championship.

Bryson DeChambeau admits there were “a lot of fireworks” in his third round 67 at The Open Championship.

Bryson DeChambeau says he will take a different approach to speed training after The Open as he strives to return to being one of the world’s best golfers.

One of the tallest hitters in the sport, DeChambeau struggled with wrist and hip injuries in the first half of the year and underwent surgery on his left hand after missing The Masters in April.

The eight-time PGA Tour winner skipped the PGA Championship and struggled in his next two starts before moving on to the LIV Golf Invitational Series earlier this month, scoring his first top-10 on his Portland debut.

Bryson DeChambeau hit a quirky tee shot at the Road Hole at St Andrews before a happy verdict allowed him a line of sight relief as he made par after coming up and down the road.

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Bryson DeChambeau hit a quirky tee shot at the Road Hole at St Andrews before a happy verdict allowed him a line of sight relief as he made par after coming up and down the road.

Bryson DeChambeau hit a quirky tee shot at the Road Hole at St Andrews before a happy verdict allowed him a line of sight relief as he made par after coming up and down the road.

Speaking about his fitness after a third round 67 in St Andrews, DeChambeau said: “I’m probably 97 to 98 percent now. Every now and then my hand gets tired, still fatigued. I’m going to start speed training again after – in the month of August when I don’t have any tournaments ahead of me.

“I need to train my hand much more efficiently. I didn’t take care of that when I first trained for speed. It was all core and everything, and that was pretty solid thankfully – I’ve never had a problem with anything in my core. I just didn’t train the hand properly, I’ll focus on that, especially working on it as I start.

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“Hopefully I can pick up the speeds again and make myself even more consistent. Look, I want to be one of the best golfers in the world, if not the best, at some point in my career. I just have to make sure I get it straight hit while I continue to hit him.”

DeChambeau switched from the PGA Tour to join the Saudi-backed LIV Series, which currently offers no world ranking points, although the American insists he isn’t too worried about the possibility of going down in the coming months. slide in the rankings.

Bryson DeChambeau shares his thoughts on the test the players face at The Open in St Andrews

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Bryson DeChambeau shares his thoughts on the test the players face at The Open in St Andrews

Bryson DeChambeau shares his thoughts on the test the players face at The Open in St Andrews

“I think over time it will all come naturally,” DeChambeau said. “I think in a way we [golf’s tours] will find a way to coexist and work together through this to make the best possible entertainment for the world.

“When I won four times in 2018, even though I wasn’t the world No. 1 at the time, I felt like my game was the No. 1 in the world. There’s not necessarily a ranking system that says ‘oh, this is what makes you the number 1 in the world’.

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“I think people naturally know who is playing the best golf at that moment. If that’s the goal, that’s great for me too. But it’s a bit of both. I think at some point we’ll resolve the situation .”

DeChambeau was six under in his third round to a four-putt double-bogey on the 16th, with the American hitting a “gorgeous” par on the 17th after being forced to play off the road during a rollercoaster end of his Saturday. .

“It is what it is,” DeChambeau said. “It’s golf. It was definitely some adventurous holes. I was able to get some lucky breaks especially on 17 and made a beautiful par from that road, I hit it perfectly. It bounced up and rolled over beautifully. I was very lucky But definitely happy with the way I finished.”

Where will DeChambeau finish in The 150th Open? Watch the final round live on Sky Sports The Open on Sunday from 8 a.m. Live at The Range, Featured Holes and Featured Groups are available via the red button on Sky Sports The Open, along with the Sky Sports website and app.