"I Sucked Today, Not My Equipment" - DeChambeau Sorry For Driver Comments

The American has apologised after saying "the driver sucks" following his wayward opening round at Royal St George's

DeChambeau Sorry For Driver Comments
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The American has apologised after saying "the driver sucks" following his wayward opening round at Royal St George's

"I Sucked Today, Not My Equipment" - DeChambeau Sorry For Driver Comments

Bryson DeChambeau has apologised to Cobra Golf after saying "the driver sucks" following his first round at The Open.

The Golfing Scientist's comments prompted a response from Cobra's Ben Schomin who, via Golfweek, said that "it's just really, really painful when he says something that stupid."

In a statement released on social media, DeChambeau said that he "deeply regrets" his choice of words and called his comment "very unprofessional."

"The comment I made in my post round interview today was very unprofessional," the American said in a statement.

"My frustration and emotions over the way I drove the ball today boiled over. I sucked today, not my equipment.

"Cobra and I have worked together for over five years and they are some of the hardest working people in golf industry and make an incredible product.

"Their team is like family to me, especially Ben Schomin who has been there for me every step of the way since I started my career.

"I deeply regret the words I used earlier.

"I am relentless in pursuit of improvement and perfection. Part of that causes me to become outwardly frustrated at times.

"With the new speeds I am obtaining, my game is a constant work in progress and so is controlling my emotions."

As well as saying "the driver sucks," DeChambeau also earlier said he and his team were working on improving his driver on his mis-hits.

“If I can hit it down the middle of the fairway, that’s great, but with the driver right now, the driver sucks. It’s not a good face for me and we’re still trying to figure out how to make it good on the mis-hits," he told media immediately after his round.

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Bryson finished his opening round at Royal St George's at one-over-par after a 71, which saw him hit just 28.57% of fairways.

DeChambeau, now golf's longest hitter, will hope to find more fairways as the week progresses.

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He has also covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as three Open Championships including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 4-6. 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.


Elliott is currently playing:


Driver: Honma TR20

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

2 iron: Mizuno MP-18 MMC Fli-Hi

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x