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With his win at the Northern Trust Open last week, Bryson DeChambeau joined the esteemed group of golfers known as, "the best not to have won a major." Entrance to this exclusive group is gained by any number of means, but the most common is winning on the PGA Tour, which DeChambeau has now done three times. It's a group that most golfers on the PGA Tour wouldn't mind being a part of, but there comes a certain point where membership in said group can wear on a guy.
Take Rickie Fowler, for instance. Fowler has four PGA Tour wins and a number of close calls at major championships, but he's nearing a point where the pressure might become a hurdle too large to overcome. Others in the group, such as Paul Casey, had pressure at one point, but the pressure has since alleviated as no one expects a major win anymore. Perhaps the most famous alum, Phil Mickelson, dealt with the questions for years before breaking through, yet once he won his first major it seemed like he had plenty of time to win many more – which he did.
As for DeChambeau, he's in a great spot. He's only recently joined this troop and he's young, which means he has plenty of time to win majors. And as of now, no one has expectations on him, like Fowler or Jon Rahm.
DeChambeau is certainly on the way up, but how many times have we said that about someone