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Golf World Reacts to Bryson DeChambeau’s Viral ‘Fictional Character’ Statement

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It would be difficult to imagine the PGA Tour without Bryson DeChambeau. The 28-year-old has made a name for himself over the past few years, especially after his US Open win in 2020. However, some time ago, DeChambeau properly considered retiring from golf.

While he did continue to play, the thought of DeChambeau stepping aside is almost unimaginable.

Wait … what? pic.twitter.com/P03qpEpSrd

— Kyle Porter (@KylePorterCBS) January 17, 2022

Bryson DeChambeau took Chris Pratt’s help last year?

CBS’ Kyle Porter recently shared a snippet from a Bryson DeChambeau interview on Twitter. The highlighted content was slightly unexpected.

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The young golfer was asked about what he was thinking, and what he has done to make sure he is in a better place. Though he has worked on himself, looks like Chris Pratt has been there to give him some interesting advice.

“Chris Pratt helped me out a bit through a really difficult time for me. He said play this fictional character for a while,” DeChambeau said. “I know you’re not happy, you’re in a very, very difficult spot, but just act like you’re acting for a little bit”. 

Golf – The 2020 Ryder Cup – Whistling Straits, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, U.S. – September 26, 2021 Team USA’s Bryson DeChambeau reacts after holing his putt on the 9th green to win the hole during the Singles REUTERS/Brian Snyder

DeChambeau added that as time went by, and he started feeling like himself again. At one point, he wasn’t fun to be around simply because of how frustrated or sad he was.

Of course, DeChambeau has taken responsibility for what he has been feeling and is working on it.

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Fans react

No wonder he turned down Netflix, once you start peeling off the layers of the onion……psychopathic stuff

— Everyday Golfer (@SloMoSwing) January 18, 2022

Make it stop.

— DeliveranceDFS (@DeliveranceDfs) January 18, 2022

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Thank you. I thought I was the only one. I used to really like him and now I find him insufferable

— Dr. Mantis Toboggan (@DanRajk) January 18, 2022

pic.twitter.com/5nocaJlPPW

— Mike (@MikeMcG51) January 17, 2022

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So he is a method actor? Who still hasn’t broken character

— Rodney Heron (@rodneyheron) January 17, 2022

Lol, he’s so cringey. “I was never really a tool, it was all an act.” Because most people enjoy being universally disliked.

— Lee (@Lee0107_) January 17, 2022

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Quote machine and I cannot get enough of it. https://t.co/X4DxHlJtKK

— Chantel McCabe (@chantel_mccabe) January 18, 2022

“People who aren’t golf fans are really missing out on one of the most absurd athletes of a generation,” wrote another user.

People who aren’t golf fans are really missing out on one of the most absurd athletes of a generation https://t.co/TkIU1jlaws

— Conley (@Conley76) January 17, 2022

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Fans seemed somewhat amused by DeChambeau’s response. “That was…a lot,” one wrote about the whole answer. They added that he should maybe focus, and not let everything get lost in translation. Some shared various Chris Pratt gifs, which were cringe-worthy to other users.

Some were not convinced about what DeChambeau had to say. They believed he was not acting and was just doing what he wanted to.

Others commented on Pratt as an actor, and how he has yet to break character.

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DeChambeau last played at the Sentry Tournament of Champions, finishing T25. There is no official update on his schedule yet.

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