PGA Championship 2023: Bryson DeChambeau is back

His clothes bear a tattoo of a skull and crossbones, and he no longer resembles the man who threatened to end the game. His once-beefy profile has been thinned to a sinewy figure.

He also doesn't hit the ball as far as he used to. However, you can tell he's him by his tics, tremendous lashes, and guileless confidence.

He looks fantastic, too, boy. For at least one day at the 2023 PGA Championship, Bryson DeChambeau is back.

The former U.S. Open champion, who has spent the majority of the last 18 months in more ways than one wandering the golf desert, shot a four-under 66 to seize the lead as the afternoon wave at Oak Hill tees off.

DeChambeau remarked, "I mean, it's a terrific round of golf. It's an elite location. really challenging golf course.

I was thinking, "Man, I don't know how shooting under par is even possible out here on some of the golf holes," while I was observing it throughout the week.

Fortunately, though, I was able to play some really solid golf, find a lot of fairways, carry out my duties, and sink a few putts.

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