Just when we thought that nothing can surprise us, The Scientist once again proved us wrong by doing the impossible – meticulously landing the ball at 412 yards only two days after winning the Ryder Cup.
Despite the calluses on his hands and having recovered from COVID, the 28-year old golfer is definitely not lacking greatness or drive(pun intended).
Only a couple of days after hitting a 417-yard super-drive at Whistling Straits and making the audience stare in awe and amazement, Bryson DeChambeau put his new techniques to good use. He competed in the Professional Long Drivers Association World Championship in Mesquite, Nevada, where he qualified for the 80-man Open Division. Despite competing against the world’s best hitters, DeChambeau successfully finished all five sets of the first round where his best balls hit 412, 408, 407, 403 and 401 yards landing him in the second place. Advancing to the next stage, he got the chance to compete for the title on the final day where the top four get to play for the crown. Even though his balls haven’t been as fast as those of his competitors’, the stability, precision and the greatness of his swings have never stopped keeping his fans on their toes.
He couldn’t beat Justin James’ and Martin Borgmeier’s 404 and 397-yard crushers in the round of eight, but he most definitely turned heads. He finished seventh, but the energy and the elegance of his game were undeniable.
DeChambeau became the first full-time PGA Tour pro to compete in the Professional Long Drivers Association World Championship in Nevada, which not only showcases his talent and love for the game, but also the dedication and hard work that had to be put into it. He admitted that his hands had been wrecked prior to the championship, but that the pains and battle scars were an inevitable part of his plans. And why does he do it? For the pure and utter enjoyment it brings him. Even though he tremendously enjoys and is passionate about tours, long drive is something else, it’s the soul of his swings. And DeChambeau is a great example of making the two worlds collide.
When asked about his training routine, the sportsman said that in order to be successful in both play areas he had to start pushing himself hard to achieve greater speed. It might sound odd, but the person who helped him put together the speed training program was actually one of his best buddies and long drive royalty, Kyle Berkshire. Berkshire and DeChambeau have been friends since 2019 when DeChambeau approached him and asked for his advice on how to add distance and rapidity to his game. The rest, well, is history.
Bryson DeChambeau has taken over the world of golf by storm over the past few years and judging by his blasts, it is highly unlikely that he’ll disappoint in the near future. Just like the legend about King Midas and his golden touch telling the story about the king’s ability to turn everything into gold, the talented athlete has been telling his own story turning every ball into a bomb.