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Golf: DeChambeau Destined to Win?

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“I didn’t believe in destiny until Ken Venturi won the 1964 U.S. Open. I was paired with him for the final 36 holes, and how he finished, I'll never know.” says Raymond Floyd on Guy Yocom’s ‘My Shot’.
Bryson DeChambeau
Having recently watched DeChambeau’s final round performance at Jack’s place and how he played rubbish from the tee and had huge luck with his ball coming to rest on a severe downslope adjacent to water I was thinking he was destined to win the tournament. And so when reading Ray Floyd’s comment it immediately resonated with me.
Yes I agree with Ray and Frank Harris' paraphrasing of Shakespeare's "There's a divinity that shapes our ends, Rough-hew them how we will," where Frank writes, “There is a destiny that shapes our ends rough, hew them as we will.”
Given DeChambeau’s determination and mental strength to not despair I’d say he’s destined to go far in this great game and perhaps become one of the game’s greats
Ken’s near collapse
Continuing with how Ray tells it, “It was the hottest day I've ever seen. Even people sitting down in the gallery were passing out. By the end of the morning round, Ken was in bad shape. In the afternoon, toward the end, he didn't know where he was. Part of the miracle was how he kept hitting the ball flush and pretty long, too. When he holed the final putt and I picked the ball out of the hole for him—he was too dazed and exhausted to do it—I had tears in my eyes. Some things are just meant to be.”
“Some things are just meant to be,” sometimes sounds fatalistic and then there are the times when they turn out for the best and we can smile.
Raymond gets it wrong
Raymond says, “When Lee came on tour, I honestly didn't think he'd make it. He couldn't hit the ball high enough to clear a one-story clubhouse. He could move the ball incredibly well, but I saw problems in store with elevated greens and deep bunkers. Needless to say, he adapted. I was wrong.”
Guy writes, ”HERE'S THE LEE TREVINO GAMBLING story again, with a little more detail,” and as expected is an interesting story well worth reading.
Link to Guy Yocom 
Quote of the Day
“Played with Bryson Dechambeau today. Quite possibly the most impressive player I have ever seen...I like the cut of his jib too” - Chris Paisley


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