Golf uncomfortable with the rise of great disruptor Bryson DeChambeau

Sport needs realise compelling figure is the biggest draw in the game since Woods

 Bryson DeChambeau unleashes his drive from the  16th tee during the singles victory over Sergio Garcia   on the final day of  the Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits  in Kohler, Wisconsin. Photograph:  Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Bryson DeChambeau unleashes his drive from the 16th tee during the singles victory over Sergio Garcia on the final day of the Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin. Photograph: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

You might have wanted to turn away when Bryson DeChambeau stepped onto the first tee at the Ryder Cup and assumed the self-appointed role of cheerleader. His jingoistic prancing to whip up an atmosphere seemed as much directed at encouraging the gallery to be anti-European as much as pro-American.

It didn’t matter if that take was even accurate or not. People would have read it as they saw it because it was DeChambeau doing it. The flexed guns, the “I can’t hear you” gesture of cupping his ears. Harmless fun, or another jerk moment from a gormless golfer.

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