DeChambeau probing for formula that adds up to green jacket

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Bryson DeChambeau warms up on the range before a practice round for the Masters golf tournament on Monday, April 5, 2021, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Bryson DeChambeau let his bravado get the best of him the last time he was at Augusta National.

He lost a ball, barely made the cut and finished a whopping 18 strokes behind Masters champion Dustin Johnson.

As with all things DeChambeau, he chalks it up as merely another valuable learning experience in the constant quest for perfection.

He certainly has no intention of backing off now.

“I don’t know the extent of my talent,” DeChambeau said Tuesday, prepping for another run at the green jacket. “I know that I’m very dedicated and whatever I set my mind to, I’m going to do. And I think that over the course of time, if you work hard enough, and you’re dedicated enough at something, it’s going to look like extreme talent.”

Extreme is a good way to sum up DeChambeau's approach to golf.

It's not enough to swing the club hard. He's got to swing it harder and faster than everyone else.

It's not enough to hit the ball a long, long way. He's got to hit it farther than everyone else.