Bryson DeChambeau Challenged Phil Mickelson To A 9-Hole Match And Got Worked

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Bryson DeChambeau was playing HOT over the weekend. He shot a 61 on Saturday at the LIV Golf Greenbrier and followed that up with a 58 on Sunday, the lowest score in LIV Golf history, to win the individual title.

Then Bryson DeChambeau got humbled when he challenged fellow LIV Golf Tour star Phil Mickelson to a 9-hole match. Bryson enlisted the help of his Crushers teammate Anirban Lahiri. Phil Mickelson grabbed his HyFlyers teammate Cameron Tringale. And the match was on.

Interestingly, Bryson DeChambeau uploaded a full 38:54 YouTube video to his personal channel showing highlights of the match. I’ll call out some highlights so you can jump around the video as you see fit, or watch it in full.

Phil’s first question: ‘what are we playing for?’ Bryson naively responds ‘I haven’t thought about that’ to which Mickelson responds “‘what do you mean you haven’t thought about that?’ as if it was the first thing Phil thought about when he woke up that morning.

Phil Mickelson and Cameron Tringale came out hot and kept the gas pedal on until Bryson DeChambeau started playing a little golf there at the end.

The best part of the video, unsurprisingly, is Phil Mickelson’s commentary. His ability to talk through the real-time challenges on the golf course is unmatched. Mickelson has one of the best minds for golf of anyone to ever pick up the sticks. If he had his own YouTube channel where he was constantly talking through shots like he is here, it would explode in popularity.

Mickelson came out with a ho-hum birdie on #1. He said he was going to start it out a few inches from the hole and let it guide in there and that’s exactly what happened. A quick 1-up lead through 1.

Bryson Dechambeau’s partner Anirban Lahiri came back to tie it up on #3. Mickelson’s squad took the lead back on #4 then went on to win the 8th hole for a 2-hole win in the 9-hole match.

But again, the shining star in this clip is Phil Mickelson’s on-course commentary. Even if you skip around the video, it’s worth watching all of Phil’s commentary.