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Science the secret for DeChambeau

29th January 2019, 18:19 by Jack Ogalbe

Bryson DeChambeau says his scientific approach has been the key to his stunning recent form.

The American has won on four of his last nine starts, including at the weekend where he claimed his maiden European Tour title at the Dubai Desert Classic.

DeChambeau's approach, which includes having his irons and wedges cut to the same length, have raised eyebrows in recent years while his angular swing has also prompted questions.

The 25-year-old has never apologised for his unconventional methods and hopes his success will prompt other players to rethink how they look at the game.

"Yeah, it's technical and my swing, people think it's goofy and whatever, putt weird and what I do is weird," he said. "But honestly, it's the most comfortable thing for me because it's what allows me to repeat motion, repeat things, time after time.

"That's really what science is about. There's no true law. It's all theory until proven and there's no way to really prove it.

"It's just happening over time and I think that if you look at what I do is consistently starting to show itself, that it is a good way to do it. Four wins in nine starts? That's not bad."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Jack Ogalbe has been working for the team since his student days, having enjoyed a successful placement. He is an avid West Ham fan but also enjoys writing on rugby union, golf, tennis and cycling.

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