‘Definitely Going to Continue’– Bryson DeChambeau Unbothered by Results at Long Drive Championships

Published 10/02/2021, 8:26 AM EDT
Golf – The 2020 Ryder Cup – Whistling Straits, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, U.S. – September 26, 2021 Team USA’s Bryson DeChambeau reacts after holing his putt on the 9th green to win the hole during the Singles REUTERS/Brian Snyder


Bryson DeChambeau’s maiden campaign at the PLDA World Championship has come to an end. However, it’s just the beginning of a journey, and even Bryson DeChambeau believes he is yet to reveal his true potential.

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Mar 14, 2021; Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA; Bryson DeChambeau plays his shot from the 16th tee during the final round of The Players Championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass – Stadium Course. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

While DeChambeau did not enter this event as a favorite. However, the champion golfer had already taken the world by storm with his stellar long drives at various professional golf tournaments. Hence, he was definitely one to look out for. And by qualifying into the top-8, he has undoubtedly proven his worth.

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‘Pushing me to go faster’- Bryson DeChambeau is positive about his long drive future

Bryson DeChambeau had an excellent few days at the Mesquite Sports Complex. After sailing into the round of 16, he managed to bag the last spot into the finals. Unfortunately, it was here that he lost out to some of the best that this sport has witnessed.

 

Nevertheless, DeChambeau’s best drive throughout the tournament came at 412-yards. Moreover, he breached the 400-yard mark a massive nine times. This, in itself, is an achievement that only a few can boast of.

DeChambeau himself is satisfied with his performance. However, he is hungry for more and will surely return next year.

He said, “I’m definitely going to continue to keep doing this, and I think these guys that are bigger, better, faster, stronger than me are going to keep pushing me to go faster. And I think this is going to translate over really, really well to the PGA Tour.” 

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‘Confidence is instrumental’- DeChambeau believes this will translate well into the PGA Tour

Kyle Berkshire, world number 1, defended his title in style by smashing a 422 while going head to head with runner-up Justin James.

Berkshire has been a friend of DeChambeau and, after the tournament, revealed how impressed he was by DeChambeau’s performance. In comparison, he explained that DeChambeau’s feat was like him finishing top 10 on a PGA Tour event on his first try! He said, “It’s unbelievable what he did. It’s almost unfathomable.”

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DeChambeau even talked about how this performance of his translates into the PGA Tour. He said, “I’ve learned how to control the golf ball at those speeds… Even though you’re hitting it super far, it’s the irons, the speeds you can create with your irons and the shots you can hit off the tee.”

“Now with people hitting three wood, drivers, you can hit four irons off the tee, because they’re just as far, and I can keep it in the fairway and control it a lot better.

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He said, “That confidence is instrumental in having a new level of play on the PGA Tour.” 

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Ishita Bhargava

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Ishita Bhargava is a golf content writer at Essentially Sports. Currently pursuing her undergraduate degree from the Shri Ram College of Commerce, she has a keen interest in sports and fitness. When not playing or watching a sports event, Ishita can be seen spending time with her pets or binge-watching.

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