Bryson DeChambeau hits massive 412-yard drive in long drive contest two days after Ryder Cup win

Nicknamed ‘The Scientist’ for his dedication to trialing and using new strategies and applied sciences, the 28-year-old participated within the Skilled Lengthy Drivers Affiliation World Championship on Tuesday, simply two days after Workforce US’ historic 19-9 win over Europe at Whistling Straits.

Within the opening spherical in Mesquite, Nevada, DeChambeau averaged a large 406.2 yards on his 5 longest tee photographs, with drives of 412, 408, 407, 403 and 401 yards.

Together with his rating of 800 factors over the 5 units he competed in, DeChambeau certified for the subsequent spherical of the 80-man Open Division.

The opening spherical is damaged up into 5 16-man teams. Inside these teams, there have been units throughout which gamers might earn 200 factors for profitable a set, 100 factors for ending second within the set and 50 factors for ending third.

In his group, he completed second with the highest 12 in every group advancing to the subsequent stage. Of these 64 gamers, 32 advance to the third stage on Thursday. The ultimate 16 make it to Friday, when the surviving eight are lower all the way down to the ultimate 4 after which a head-to-head match for the world title.

“I felt like I just won something today, I won a big PGA tournament, even though I just qualified for the next day because it’s my first time,” DeChambeau mentioned afterwards.

“It’s so exciting, it’s a bit of, I guess you could relate it to more of like a shot-putting exhibition or something, I think Olympics, where you’re just as hyped up as you possibly can be. So being out there the first set was a little nerve wracking for me, I wasn’t comfortable. But going through the second, third, fourth, fifth, I just got more comfortable as time went on.”

Regardless of his large 412-yard drive, there have been 13 drivers longer than DeChambeau, together with 9 who hit a number of drives additional than him.

Prime-ranked Kyle Berkshire, who hit 11 drives of 413 yards or extra, hit the largest try of the day: a 455-yard bomb.

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Earlier than the beginning of the Ryder Cup, the 2020 US Open champion mentioned he had “wrecked” his palms getting ready for the lengthy drive contest.

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DeChambeau drives from the 16th tee during Sunday's Singles matches.

DeChambeau reworked his physique in the course of the coronavirus pandemic golf shutdown, including roughly 40 kilos of muscle and turning into the longest driver on the PGA Tour.

He wowed crowds constantly over the three days in Wisconsin for the Ryder Cup, even producing a rare 417-yard drive on the par-five fifth gap to depart him simply 72 yards to the pin.

He finally completed the outlet with an eagle on the way in which to serving to the US to their romp of a Ryder Cup victory, the most important profitable margin within the competitors’s 94-year historical past.