They call him The Scientist, for his use of physics and maths to expand and improve his game, even bringing protractors onto the green to help with his putting earlier in his career.
But Bryson DeChambeau’s maddest experiment – transforming himself from the brainy Bruce Banner to the brawny Hulk – has completely changed his approach to the game.
He has become arguably the most famous name on the tour at the moment because of it. Hundreds of fans flocking to every tee to see him launch his now infamous Cobra driver 300+ yards down towards the hole.
That’s why the usually empty grandstand around the first tee for the second match of the third round of The Open was garnering so much attention. DeChambeau, who survived the cut by the skin of his teeth, was in the second grouping out.
Yet throughout this week at the Royal St George’s Golf Course, home to the 149th Open…