Golf’s ‘Mad’ Scientist – Bryson DeChambeau

After watching a video clip of Bryson DeChambeau and his caddie Tim Tucker at Dubai Classic, I was wondering what the governing is going to ban to make it more difficult for DeChambeau to use science as he plays. After listening to their conversation, I think the PGA Tour should embrace his approach and run with it!

Listen to these two interact before their shot:

I mean, the details they are discussing is fascinating. Everyone zeros in on DeChambeau, but I was thinking about the caddie. Tucker must have some background in physics to be able to converse in the language of math. They must have taken the time to develop their own “scientific golf language” to ensure they were on the same page. This level of detail is not something that two people stumble upon. It must be working because DeChambeau is playing great!

Image result for measuring compass
A simple compass is worth its weight in golf if in the right hands.

I have a message for the PGA Tour – run with DeChambeau’s success. Embrace the science and analysis he displays and demonstrate that professional golfers are role models with respect to education as well as being athletic. What a great message to send the youth of today!

Unfortunately, I am not confident that the PGA Tour will be as open as others when supporting DeChambeau’s science. Likely, because they do not understand much of what he says, the governing bodies will ignore DeChambeau until he develops another process to shoot lower golf scores.

Do you like DeChambeau’s approach to golf?

I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!

4 thoughts on “Golf’s ‘Mad’ Scientist – Bryson DeChambeau

  1. Jim,

    Bryson’s approach to the game is a new look for the PGA Tour, and I agree they should run with it. In my opinion, he is the next big thing in golf (if not already), and his ability to stand out is very intriguing. Thanks for sharing.


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  2. I found this calculation on a ballooning website
    Air density calculation:
    P(humid air) = Pd/Rd.T + Pv/Rv.T
    P = density of humid air
    Pd = partial pressure of dry air
    Rd = specific gas constant for dry air, 287.05J/(kg.K)
    T = Temperature
    Pv = partial pressure of water vapor
    Rv = specific gas constant for water vapor

    And it doesn’t stop there. This calculation uses kilograms and Kelvin so you would need to convert that as well afterwards.

    So to start, you need the temperature and humidity level (and a calculator for most of us). Then you have to actually understand how the results will effect ball flight while adding in wind direction and speed.

    I think I’ll stick with guessing. lol


    • Kevin

      That was an easy calculation if I had 30 minutes on the course to figure it out….haha. My hat goes off to Bryson if his approach works (it seems too), but I will say he still has to hit the shot and he is doing that very well as of late. Thanks for the math lesson. Have a great day.

      Cheers Jim


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