Bryson DeChambeau says 1 thing stresses him out on the practice range

Recent U.S. Open champ Bryson DeChambeau might seem calm most of the time, but he revealed what stresses him out most on the range

What makes Bryson DeChambeau stress on the practice range? It might surprise you.

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After staying so calm under pressure to win this year’s U.S. Open, it might seem like nothing can rattle Bryson DeChambeau. But, like all golfers, even a two-time major champion stresses out every once in awhile.

So what’s the No. 1 thing that causes DeChambeau anxiety on the practice range? He recently revealed his answer to our Dylan Dethier on GOLF’s Warming Up (and talked about a bunch of other topics, too), which you can see in the video below. (Ed. Note: The tip begins at the 8:58 mark in the video below, or on YouTube here).

Bryson DeChambeau reveals what stresses him out on the practice range

Dethier asks DeChambeau what his common miss is, with the U.S. Open champ saying it’s a chunk. But that’s not really what causes him the most stress when hitting on the range.

“What gets me stressed is improper curvature,” DeChambeau says. “If I’m thinning or chunking it, I’m OK with it. But if it starts curving too much one way, that’s when I really get stressed.”

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So what does DeChambeau do to overcome those types of mishits? He simply practices for longer and hits more balls until the issue alleviates itself.

“That’s when you’ll see me hit golf balls [on the practice range] for quite awhile,” he quips. “So it’s just getting back to basics, yeah.”

While most amateur golfers get frustrated with mishits like topped or chunked shots, players of DeChambeau’s caliber expect their ball-flight to be nearly perfect — and when it’s not, that’s the type of thing that really gets under their skin.

You can watch the full Warming Up episode with Bryson DeChambeau below, and get other great golf tips by following GOLF’s YouTube channel.

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