DeChambeau Calls Dropping From Knee Height "A Bit Absurd"

The Tournament of Champions saw the new 2019 Rules of Golf debuted on the PGA Tour

Dropping From Knee Height

The Tournament of Champions saw the new 2019 Rules of Golf debuted on the PGA Tour

DeChambeau Calls Dropping From Knee Height "A Bit Absurd"

The new Rules of Golf have been in play for a week and the Sentry Tournament of Champions saw them debuted on the PGA Tour, with players putting with the flagstick in, dropping from knee height, tapping down spike marks and more.

World number five Bryson DeChambeau, who last year publicly stated he would putt with the flagstick in due to the Coefficient of Restitution, was indeed putting with the flagstick in and had plenty of success.

He led the field in SG:Putting for the first two rounds and went on to finish 7th.

“I'm using it to my advantage, best I can,” he said of the new Rule.

However, one Rule that the Golfing Scientist isn't too happy about is the new dropping procedure which states golfers must now drop from knee height.

That has been changed from the traditional 'shoulder height'.

“That you have to drop it from knee height is a bit absurd, unfortunately,” he said.

Kevin Na takes a drop from knee height. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

“I think that you should be able to go from knee height to shoulder height.

"There should be no issue with that, whatever you want to do, honestly. There's a lot of questions about that.”

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Elliott Heath
Elliott Heath

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. Elliott graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He is obsessed with the game and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey. His handicap index floats between 3-5. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.


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