This fellow has definitely taken over the title of “most interesting man in golf” from Miguel Angel Jiminez as you will see by his very cool swing and the fact that all his irons are the same length. He is a disciple of The Golfing Machine, a book I am very familiar with (though certainly not an expert), and has applied the components to come up with about as simple a move as you can find anywhere. It is being called a “one-plane swing”, although here I show that while it’s about as close as you can get it is not actually moving on a single plane. What makes that possible is Bryson’s high hands at address, but what is most interesting about the swing is the general lack of conventional wrist hinge in the downswing. When I see a student approach impact with the hands as wide as Bryson’s it always results in a weak, flippy impact. Bryson, however, already has his left wrist bowed into a perfect impact alignment and drags the handle through the ball, achieving forward lean and plenty of compression. Of course, it helps that he is 6’1” and a solid 200 or so pounds and that he can move his pivot at high speed with perfect timing. I’m not sure a lesser physical specimen could produce enough speed with this technique, but the simplicity of the shaft and clubface movement is intriguing. It will be quite interesting to see how he progresses and what tweaks he makes to this, and even more interesting to see how he does on the Tour. Certainly he has dominated the amateur ranks this summer, and winning the NCAA and the U.S. Amateur seems a sure precursor to professional success.