DeChambeau to tee it up in lengthy drive comp

2021-08-24 08:08:02

Bryson DeChambeau will change into the highest-ranked participant and first full-time PGA Tour professional to compete on the world lengthy drive championship.

The world No.6 accepted an invite to compete in subsequent month’s eventin Mesquite, Nevada and took to social media on Monday to clarify why.

“I wish to present the world how extremely gifted and laborious working these athletes are,” DeChambeau posted on his Instagram account

“I have been working laborious to get my recreation as much as their speeds so I’ve an opportunity however will nonetheless proceed to play my greatest golf with my common day job.”

The lengthy drive championship begins on September 27.

One of many longest drivers on the PGA Tour, DeChambeau is first in common driving distance at 321.5 yards.

DeChambeau hit his longest drive of the season through the second spherical of the Sentry Event, bombing a 414-yard drive on the twelfth gap.

That was good for the fifth-longest drive of the season. Lee Westwood is at No. 1, hitting a 425-yard drive on the Byron Nelson.

Whereas 400-yard drives are a rarity on the PGA Tour, they’re the norm on the skilled lengthy drive circuit.

Kyle Berkshire has the No.1-ranked drive within the males’s division, with an extended aggressive drive of 474 yards – hit in March 2017.

DeChambeau, 27, mentioned he and Berkshire are shut pals, and that he sought out his recommendation to extend his driving distance.

The California native shall be busy within the lead-up to the long-drive occasion, which begins a day after the Ryder Cup, held from September 24 to September 26 at Whistling Straits.

DeChambeau is predicted to compete for america in opposition to Workforce Europe.

Earlier than then he’s within the combine for the $US15 million ($A21m) bonus pay day for the winner of the FedExCup playoffs – the season-ending three-prong sequence on the PGA Tour.

DeChambeau is ninth within the standings after The Northern Belief, with the 70-man BMW Championship beginning on Thursday in Maryland.

The elite 30-man Tour Championship in Atlanta tees off on September 2.

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