BROOKLINE, Mass. – Due to plenty of overnight rain, The Country Club has softened up considerably, making the conditions a bit more scoreable, at least for the early wave. At least that’s the consensus amongst the Golf Twitter weathermen.
Grayson Murray might disagree. He and playing partner Bryson DeChambeau are a combined eight over through seven holes, though they’ve both taken very different routes to get there. DeChambeau got off to a rough start, making bogey at the first and then double bogey at the par-3 second. After three straight pars, he made another bogey at No. 6.
Murray started birdie-bogey, then remained at even par for the day up until the seventh hole, where his drive found the left side of the fairway and left him with only 157 yards to the hole. It took him seven shots to get in the hole from there. True story.
After sailing the green, Murray made an absolute mess with his wedge, ultimately leading to a quadruple-bogey 8. Following his tap-in snowman, Murray went full Happy Gilmore, unleashing a vicious overhand putter throw into the fescue behind the seventh green:
Pretty on-brand for the controversial tour pro. Clearly, this is not a “new Grayson.” Even Happy Gilmore was able to dial back the anger on a big stage. Somewhere, Kevin Na is maniacally laughing.
UPDATE: Things are getting extremely whacky in the Grayson Murray-Bryson DeChambeau pairing now, and Bryson has absolutely nothing to do with it. Two holes after his quadruple-bogey 8, producing the epic putter launch above, Murray triple-bogeyed the par-4 ninth. Then, at the 10th, after missing the green left with his approach, Murray went full Bo Jackson on one of his irons:
Pretty soon, Murray is only going to have a 7-iron left like Kevin Costner in “Tin Cup.” Pray for this man’s caddy. Also, you have to be doing some seriously aggressive stuff for Bryson DeChambeau to be thinking “man, what’s this guy’s problem?”