What a whirlwind 24 hours it’s been for our boy Bryson DeSLAMbeau. After getting into it with a camera operator on a green yesterday for following him too long (yes you read that right) he went out and literally overpowered the field at the Rocket Mortgage Classic.
Gains Stewart closed with a 65 to overtake Matthew Wolff and pick up his sixth career win. If you read my preview (which you should have!) I picked Bryson to break through with a win this week and he delivered on Sunday.
Trailing by three to start the day, Bryson came racing out of the gates.
After his birdie at one, he went on to put circles on the card on three and four.
I say this all the time, but I LOVE that camera angle. So pure. I would have misread the crap out of that one.
While Bryson was doing that, Wolff played the front nine in 38 (two over) with four bogeys and two birds.
That’s how Bryson opened his back nine. That putt looked like it wanted to move three different ways, but it never left the hole.
What is a blog about Bryson without mentioning his insane driving. His set up here preposterous. When I heard that exhale as he approached the ball I knew it was going to be absolutely sent. As soon he made contact he knew and he told us he crushed it. Shout out to Nick Faldo for the International Space Station comment. A+.
After a sloppy bogey on a par-5 thanks to chipping into the hazard. Way to find it, bud! Strong promotion for the brand.
He made this bomb to get a little breathing room.
That celebration (if you want to call it that was tough to watch). Felt so forced. Is that how Bryson shows emotion? Maybe he is a robot.
After his slow start, Wolff turned it on. He made back-to-back birdies on 12 and 13. He had a six-foot putt on 14 to get within one and he raced it by. He also missed an eight-foot birdie attempt on 16 by a fraction. The biggest sting of the day for Wolff might be his eagle attempt on 17. After a perfect drive and a sick approach to 14 feet he left the putt an inch short. One more rotation. That’s all it needed.
What a brutal break, but it kind of summed up his day. The future is bright for Wolff. I look forward to using this video on social A LOT.
What an electric video with absolutely no audio. Golf clap for the Taylormade marketing staff I guess.
Bryson ended the day with a 367-yard bomb down 18 and flipped a wedge to 2 feet for birdie.
And to put an exclamation point on the win Bryson went FULL Rickie Bobby is in his post-round interview. After the first question about his eagle putt, Bryson responded “first I just want to thank Cobra Puma, Bridgestone, Penzoil, the entire M&M’s team.”
Cash those checks, Bryson!
Another week in the books! Next the boys head to Ohio for back-to-back tournaments at Muirfield. Come back tomorrow to check out our Monday Morning Superlatives.