DUBLIN, Ohio – In the primary in-person press convention on the PGA Tour because the pandemic halted play final 12 months, Jack Nicklaus lined a spread of matters Tuesday at Muirfield Village, together with Bryson DeChambeau and his ongoing try to rework the sport.
“DeChambeau 40 years earlier? That was your question,” Nicklaus laughed when DeChambeau was talked about.
Although it was a distinct period with vastly totally different thresholds, Nicklaus’ sport was very a lot reduce from the DeChambeau mildew of longer drives and rising returns.
“Bryson figured out that if he was going to miss, let’s say he’s going to miss 30 percent of the fairways and he’s going to be playing 7-iron out of the rough, If he hit it 30 yards further, and missed 30 percent of the fairways, he’s going to hit wedge out of the rough,” Nicklaus stated. “He figured out that he would be better off with a wedge.”
Nicklaus, who ranked among the many Tour’s longest gamers in his prime, didn’t undergo the identical sort of bodily transformation as DeChambeau and trendy gear has additionally modified how the sport is performed, however the important tenet of extra pace and energy is timeless.
“I pretty much did that naturally. I had tree trunks for legs and so it allowed me to really just drive through any rough,” he stated.