Golf’s new direction
The golfing world does not appear overly keen on the direction Bryson DeChambeau is taking the game. Yet several players in the US Open hit the ball further than him, and he won by six shots. I am reminded of the comment Bobby Jones made on first seeing Jack Nicklaus play in 1958: “He plays a game with which I am not familiar.” I am no great admirer of DeChambeau but let us give the man a chance.
Jimmy Thomson, Silloth, Cumbria
Bryson DeChambeau played awesome golf to master a fiendishly difficult course. However, he has yet to demonstrate that he can win on links courses such as Carnoustie or Royal St George’s. Can he hit a stinger like Tiger, or combat 30mph winds like Player, Nicklaus and Palmer? The jury is out.
Keith McAllister, Laleston, South Wales
Big hitter: Bryson DeChambeau celebrates his US Open triumph