DeChambeau leads after first round in Abu Dhabi

Bryson DeChambeau shot an opening round 64 in the first round of the HSBC Championship on the 7600 yard  Abu Dhabi Golf Club course.

With 9’s of 32/32 that included a bogie 7 birdies and an eagle DeChambeau would appear to be at the top of his game.

In their morning coverage the Golf Channel barely mentioned his name despite the fact he’s leading the tournament.

The American golf establishment is slow to embrace DeChambeau based partially on his unorthodox approach to the game.  This wing is different, his clubs are different, and his attitude is different.

The single length irons he uses do not comply with the status quo in terms of what the golf industry see as the norm for golf clubs.

Virtually no golf instructor of any note teaches the single plane swing

Lastly, most young golfers are trying to emulate other successful golfers on the tours and for the most part tend to look like clones in terms of their swings (with a few exceptions like Jordan Spieth, Bubba Watson and a few others).  Bryson is going his own way, trying to come up with a better mouse trap, and it seems that for him at least its working.

I wish him well in the last 3 rounds.

 

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