Bryson DeChambeau has reached new heights in his golf career thanks to his incredible drive skills. And he’s taking those skills to a very interesting place next month.
Taking to Instagram, DeChambeau announced he will compete in the World Long Drive Championship this September. That event will take place just a day after the Ryder Cup, which he is also expected to compete in.
“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.”
The World Long Drive Championship is a tournament that identifies the golfers with the longest drives in the world. It usually doesn’t pull elite PGA Tour golfers into the competition though.
But this year could be very different.
Bryson DeChambeau’s reputation for long drives is well-earned. But that doesn’t mean this competition will be a cakewalk.
His average drive distance on the PGA Tour is 321 yards. But seven of the last 12 winners of the Long Drive Competition have hit the ball over 400 yards. And ever since since 2001 has hit it at least 365 yards.
DeChambeau will become the highest-ranked player and first full-time Tour member to compete in the championship.
This fall, @b_dechambeau will become the highest ranked player and first full-time Tour member to compete in a long drive competition. https://t.co/9EJ62xIHOy
— GOLF.com (@GOLF_com) August 23, 2021
That said, DeChambeau has proven that he has the skills to compete with the best at the competition. He’s hit the ball for upwards of 400 yards many times in his career, including a 428-yarder at the 2020 Travelers Championship.
The Long Drive Championship will occur right after The Ryder Cup, which will make for some interesting timing.
Cool, cool. pic.twitter.com/3lFel04amw
— No Laying Up (@NoLayingUp) August 23, 2021
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