As for Tiger—you damn well know there was similar whispers.Its a consistent measure used by the pga
If however we want to head to the long drive championship then let's try
If Rory Mc at 5ft 7" and BDC were on a tee and just told
How far can you drive?
Rory would out drive him almost religiously
I've sat and watched Zac Murray hit 360metre bombs around his home course, and that's with not much run
Min Woo Lee who's 60kgs hits it 330metres
When Arnie Palmer arrived he hit it further than anyone, Norman the same and Tiger was simply better yet none of these guys were accused of "enhancing "
BDC has always been different he's dedicated to HIS process and this week it worked for him
Its all relative,As for Tiger—you damn well know there was similar whispers.
The difference between the people you mentioned and BAD is really simple.
BAD’s improvement coincided at age 27–28. After a diet of “protein shakes”.
He didn’t hit the ball with nearly the club head speed and distance he does today.
The jump was immediate.
Not out of bounds to seriously question it. Comparing him to the others is not a like comparison
We will disagree on how BAD managed to achieve his improvement.Its all relative,
Smart golfers identify a weakness and work on it.
Agreed this normally takes months/years - possibly due to limited time because of playing schedule, who knows
Tiger got stronger, one of the first to hit the gym - I think it'll come out one day that it was due to his vanity and desire to shag glamours on the side
Rory is ripped - was a twig when he started
John Daly got fat and used that weight as momentum
DJ took to the nose beers to settle his nerves
BDC identified he was being outdriven, solution, bulk up get stronger, swing harder & use a 5.5 degree driver and practice wedges out of sh*t lies.
Its BDC method done over 3 months, possibly due to lockdown/opportunity
Its different- but NOTHING in golf has ever been the same every player practices for different amounts use different equipment, train differently
but we feel compelled to compare then question when the unusual happens.
BDC is not Jansher Khan
By common place you mean his “enhancement regime” of courseI can’t wait to see Bryson with his 48” driver at The Masters. He said he’s aiming to get it 370-380 yards
As I said in an earlier post, I respect that he identified he needed to hit the ball further to get an advantage on the field, worked to put the weight on for the power and now decimated what was meant to be a course that couldn’t be bombed and gouged.
Everything he’s doing will be commonplace in the next 10-15 years once juniors see what he’s doing, teaches will be teaching swing speed rather than a ‘textbook’ swing technique.
It’s not out of the question BDC wins the next two majors (The Masters back to back). After that, people will really be sitting up and paying attention.
Cops a lot of slack for withdrawing in questionable circumstances but he was -10 starting the day and not all that far off the lead.