For once Bryson DeChambeau let his clubs do the talking.
At the end of an unusually cautious, calculating round the talk of the course was left with two tricky putts for par to stay in The Open, holding his nerve to extend his sojourn in Sandwich for the weekend.
The beefy American may have wanted to hurl his driver in the North Sea on Thursday, but his putter did not let him down when it mattered on Friday.
After driver drama on day one, Bryson DeChambeau's putting did the talking at Sandwich
The American was involved in a public spat with club supplier Cobra over his equipment
DeChambeau had played with commendable restraint by his standards, focusing on finding fairways rather than aiming booming drives to the greens, and may need to display more of those characteristics over the coming days given the pile-on from the locker room that has followed his public row with Cobra, his club supplier.
Unsurprisingly Brooks Koepka could not resist stirring the pot by announcing, ‘Drove the ball well, love my driver,’ but DeChambeau’s great rival was not the only one who went for him.
Justin Thomas mocked the so-called Mr Science’s predilection for lightning-fast swings and claims to have recalibrated the art of driving — ‘Never would’ve thought swinging at 135-plus mph it’d be hard to drive it straight. You’d think Mr Physics would know that!’ he wrote on Instagram, while Dylan Frittelli