Lowry says DeChambeau’s Masters fail is on him
Open champion Shane Lowry has pointed out what many were already thinking when the curtain came down on the 2020 Masters.
The 33-year-old Irishman suggested in a recent interview that Bryson DeChambeau only had himself to blame for his poor performance at Augusta National last Sunday.
Bryson DeChambeau (Credit: PGA Tour)
Emboldened by his major-winning performance at Winged Foot to clinch the US Open, the big-hitting 27-year-old had been suggesting his extra length would reduce the Georgia layout to something like a par-67.
However, reality struck when DeChambeau realised there was more to Augusta National than he first thought and the result was a disappointing tie for 34th place following rounds of 70, 74, 69 and 73.
Playing partner, 63-year-old Bernhard Langer, finished one shot ahead of DeChambeau, who praised the iron play of the two-time Masters-winning German.
“You don’t just rock up and win golf tournaments. It’s not that easy. And to be honest, I thought that Bryson was building himself up for a big fall,” said Lowry on the From The Horse’s Mouth podcast.
“Obviously Bryson likes talking and putting it all out there, but I thought he was building himself up for a big fall last week because going out and saying Augusta is a par-67…he’s basically saying the third hole is a par-3, but its 360 yards.”
Lowry was quick to point out that DeChambeau works hard on his game and no-one can deny the extra effort he has put in over the past few years has taken his game to the next level, racking up seven PGA Tour titles and the European Tour’s Dubai Desert Classic since 2018.
“He is what he is. Bryson goes on about all this science in golf, but he probably works harder than anyone. He puts more time and effort into his golf than the majority of people, and that’s why he’s so good.”
“He goes and says it’s the science, but everybody just works as hard as they can. That’s what top sport is all about.”
DeChambeau will have plenty of time to regroup with a tweet on his Twitter page suggesting we won’t see him tee it up again until the 2021 Sentry Tournament of Champions in Hawaii on January 7.
“Thank you to everyone for your support. I look forward to figuring more out during my off time and teeing it up @Sentry_TOC in 2021!”