Bryson DeChambeau’s approach to ping-pong practice involved competing against a robot

August 29, 2018

Bryson DeChambeau is known for his analytical approach to golf. In a press conference ahead of the Dell Technologies Championship on Wednesday, he proved that he also approaches his hobbies that way, specifically, improving his ping pong abilities.

“I loved ping-pong. I used to practice at lunchtime with a couple of buddies of mine against this little robot. We bought a robot, not kidding, and we got a robot where this thing would shoot out the ball, different velocities, and different spin rates. This is what professionals practice with. We practiced every lunch period for a couple of years,” he said. DeChambeau went on to say that the robot worked: “I got pretty good, needless to say.”

His scientific strategies on the golf course are paying off, too. DeChambeau appears at the Dell Technologies fresh off a win last week at The Northern Trust. He’s now the FedEx Cup points leader and is well on his way to locking down a Ryder Cup captain’s pick.

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DeChambeau plays a shot from a bunker on the 10th hole during the final round of The Northern Trust.