Bryson DeChambeau’s transformation from man into mountain has been one of the chief storylines in the sport. While his newfound strength has led to success against the game’s best, he’ll now get to put that power against the game’s longest.
DeChambeau announced on his Instagram account that he will participate in the Professional Long Driver’s Association World Championship in Mesquite, Nevada, starting on September 27.
“This is an amazing opportunity to grow the game and the sport in general!” DeChambeau wrote. “I want to show the world how incredibly talented and hard working these athletes are.”
DeChambeau is now two years into his physical overhaul that has beget “Did you see that?!?” drives, and while some fans and pundits can say they are bored with bomb after bomb after bomb, it has been the No.1 marvel on site since fans have returned to tournament venues. Part of Bryson’s process has included work with 2019 World Long Drive champ Kyle Berkshire.
DeChambeau ranks first on the PGA Tour in driving distance at 294 metres (321 yards) and is first in strokes gained/off-the-tee. However, long-drive contests are a different animal, with competitors often needing something past the 400-yard barrier to capture the event – a notion Bryson seems well aware of.
“I’ve been working hard to get my game up to their speeds so I have a chance,” DeChambeau said, “but will still continue to play my best golf with my regular day job.”
Also noteworthy is the timing of the long drive event, as it begins a day after the Ryder Cup, which runs from September 24-26 at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin. DeChambeau is expected to compete for the American contingent against Europe at the biennial event.
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