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Rory McIlroy and rivals need to match Bryson DeChambeau – not moan about golf's 'mad scientist'

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Bryson DeChambeau eased to a six-shot win at the US Open (John Minichillo/AP)

Bryson DeChambeau eased to a six-shot win at the US Open (John Minichillo/AP)

Bryson DeChambeau eased to a six-shot win at the US Open (John Minichillo/AP)

Golf, like any sport, is populated with heroes and anti-heroes.

But aren’t those denounced as anti-heroes also heroes to those who choose to admire them?

Maybe it all comes down to your sense of perspective, a commodity about as rare these days as a safely operative vaccine for Covid-19. Our best guess is they’ll find the vaccine quicker. There was a time over the weekend, until his collapse on the back nine, when Patrick Reed seemed the most likely contender to threaten Bryson DeChambeau’s relentless march towards his national title.