Kyle Berkshire Reveals Why Bryson DeChambeau Is Keen About the Long Drive World Championships

Published 10/01/2021, 11:30 PM EDT
Sep 3, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Bryson DeChambeau tees off from the 16th hole during the second round of the Tour Championship golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports

Soon after the Ryder Cup ended, Bryson DeChambeau made his debut at the Professional Long Drivers of America World Championships. Already known for his distance driving, DeChambeau has made it to the final group of the World Championships.


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While DeChambeau seems to be really interested in long drives, his involvement with the Professional Long Driver’s Association World Championship has helped gather attention. For a sport people were worried would be forgotten, DeChambeau’s debut has gained overwhelming social media reactions.


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But why has he gotten involved and why is he interested in this? Kyle Berkshire reveals it all.


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Why is Bryson DeChambeau interested in the PLDA World Championships?

Berkshire spoke about DeChambeau in depth. He highlighted why he thinks DeChambeau is doing what he is doing, which might be good for the sport in the end.

In the interview, he said, “I think he’s doing it because he wants to see other guys get involved from the PGA Tour. Obviously, when they’re in the offseason, and they’re not competing in golf. I think he wants other guys to try to do it, too, and see how fun it is.”

Aug 28, 2021; Owings Mills, Maryland, USA; Bryson DeChambeau reacts on the first green during the third round of the BMW Championship golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports

He added, “It’s a great way to be swinging a golf club and still get away from the game — a great way to improve that outlook.”

Is DeChambeau happier playing the long drive?

The version of DeChambeau one sees competing at Mesquite is not the same as the PGA Tour version. DeChambeau is but a long-drive rookie – who just won the Ryder Cup.

“It’s a great escape for him,” Berkshire added, explaining that DeChambeau’s face shows how happy he is. “You can literally see it in his face, how much happier he is being out here. Not to say that he’s not happy at PGA Tour events, but it’s noticeable, especially this week.”


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Berkshire observed a “pep” in the 28-year-old’s step, which he thinks is evident because DeChambeau is happy.

Golf – The 2020 Ryder Cup – Whistling Straits, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, U.S. – September 21, 2021 Team USA’s Bryson DeChambeau hits his tee shot on the 9th hole during a practice round REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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Moreover, Berkshire, who seems to be the long drive’s Michael Jordan, believes DeChambeau does not want attention. As someone who has been at the center of it, Berkshire does not think DeChambeau (or anyone) enjoys that.


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Whatever is said, DeChambeau’s passion for the sport is as real as it gets. He compared playing to winning a PGA tournament, a not-so-easy feat DeChambeau has achieved eight times. He himself spoke about long drives, admitting that he does want to support everyone.

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Devika Pawar is a golf and NBA writer at EssentiallySports. A psychology graduate from KJ Somaiya, she has over two years' worth of sportswriting experience at Republic World. Devika loves NBA a little too much and is a dedicated Golden State Warriors fan.