“Rain man of golf”; “lol what in the world?” – Fans in awe as ‘nerd’ Bryson DeChambeau confesses to putting his golf balls in salt

Bryson DeChambeau during the US Open 2024
Bryson DeChambeau during the US Open 2024

Bryson DeChambeau has an interesting way of checking the balance of his golf balls. He admitted that he puts them in an Epsom salt solution to make sure they are perfectly in balance.

Bryson DeChambeau has put up a great show at the US Open 2024 so far, as he is leading the field by three strokes after 54 holes. He fired a low 67 on Saturday, June 15, to aggregate at 7-under and take the lead for the first time this week at Pinehurst No. 2.

Following his round, Bryson DeChambeau was asked about his unique technique of checking the balls' balance. He admitted that he used to put his golf balls in Epsom salt solution and make them float to ensure their balance.

"There was a big thing back in the day where golf balls are out of balance, and it's just because of the manufacturing process," he explained. "There's always going to be an error, especially when it's a sphere and there's dimples on the edges. You can't perfectly get it in the center.
"So what I'm doing is finding pretty much the out-of-balanceness of it, how much out of balance it is. Heavy slide floats to the bottom, and then we mark the top with a dot to make sure it's always rolling over itself," he added.

Fans on social media were in awe of Bryson DeChambeau's nerdy approach. Here's a look at some of the reactions:

"Rain man of golf, 🐐," one fan wrote.
"lol what in the world? What else will he come up with next?" another fan asked.
"This is why you are the most popular golfer on the planet! You are funny, exciting to watch, talented and good looking! Stay single and you'll have the world in the palm of your hands!! 💖," one fan posted.
"I learn more every time I listen the BD.. For his sake, for his fans, I really hope he wins it.. Best wishes in R4 Bryson 👊🏆," another fan commented.
"It was Ben Hogan who placed his golf balls in the bathtub to see which ones were out of balance," one user wrote.
"This guy is absolute box office," this fan showered praise on DeChambeau. "His character is everything that makes sport watchable. Modern days sports people just aren’t this open and honest, and that he allows that to be zero distraction from how excellent a golfer he is, is fairly remarkable"

When will Bryson DeChambeau begin the final round of the US Open 2024?

Bryson Dechambeau takes the lead in the US Open after Round Three
Bryson Dechambeau takes the lead in the US Open after Round Three

Bryson DeChamebeau will tee off on Sunday, June 16, at 2:21 pm ET for the final round of the US Open. He and Matthieu Pavon will be the last pair to begin the fourth round.

The final round of the US Open will tee off on Sunday at 7:30 am ET, and Seonghyeon Kim and Gunnar Broin will tee off from the first hole.

After three days of golf at Pinehurst, Bryson DeChambeau has a three-shot lead over Pavon, Patrick Cantlay, and Rory McIlroy. He has a solid chance of winning his second US Open in five years. For the uninitiated, the 2020 US Open is his only win so far.

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Edited by Shobhit Kukreti
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