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Masters 2024: Bryson DeChambeau goes viral for bizarre gesture, is so back

April 12, 2024

Warren Little

Finishing Thursday with the lead at seven under, it was never going to be quite that easy for Bryson DeChambeau. The former U.S. Open champ and golf equipment innovator has a knack for getting himself in tricky situations or just trying out things that make the rest of the golf world’s heads spin. This (whatever it is) is no different.

Yes, that’s Bryson making a fencing-esque Balestra/lunge that is rarely seen on the course. Why is he exactly doing this? Well, to entice the group ahead to move out of the damn way, of course.

He really puts his entire body into the motion, showing off just how limber the 30-year-old can be. If you take away the golf in the background, this could just as easily be part of his audition for a ballet. The Incredible Bulk still seems to be pretty fleet of foot.

Also, shoutout to what looks to be Charl Schwartzel in the backdrop swinging his arms with reckless abandon to show DeChambeau that he’s doing the best that he can.

The Internet, as it always does after Bryson does something new, had a field day with this one. Having someone this out there does wonders for your sport.

It appears like this is all in good fun, but this might be incidental Masters history. As far as we can tell, it’s the first time anyone has ever made this maneuver at Augusta National. Add that one to the record books, and it's not even the weekend yet. Who knows what Bryson might do from here?