AUGUSTA, Ga. — It was almost a given that Bryson DeChambeau would do something memorable at this year’s Masters tournament. It did not figure to be a booming tee shot so high in the Georgia sky that it landed clear out of sight.
Just as amazing: That swing, and the resulting penalty for a lost ball, could cause DeChambeau, the pretournament favorite, to miss the cut and be sent home from the 2020 Masters on Saturday. The missing tee shot on Friday triggered a three-hole meltdown of sorts for DeChambeau as he batted his ball around the course and dropped precipitously down the leaderboard.
It has been that kind of Masters so far for DeChambeau, who arrived at the Augusta National Golf Club awash in a wave of publicity for his prodigiously long drives. But in his first two rounds, keeping his shots straight has been a major issue.
Consider an exchange Friday evening between a reporter…