Kyle Berkshire vs Bryson DeChambeau Driving Distance Comparison: Who Can Hit It the Farthest?

Published 09/29/2021, 11:58 AM EDT


After assisting Team USA to a fabulous victory at the Ryder Cup, Bryson DeChambeau has another goal for himself. He is all set to make his maiden appearance at the 2021 World Long Driving Championship.

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Notorious in the professional golf world for his inclination towards the longer shots, DeChambeau has established himself as a distance-player. However, he is now keen on trying his hand at the PLDA.

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At the PLDA, Bryson DeChambeau will go head to head with former world champion, Kyle Berkshire. Let’s see where these two long-drivers stand when they face each other.

Kyle Berkshire vs Bryson DeChambeau: A comparison

Kyle Berkshire’s golf coach at the University of North Texas introduced him to distance play. Three years later, aged 22, he became world champion and was ranked No 1 in the world. Now 24, he will compete for a second consecutive title at the PLDA World Championship in Mesquite, Nevada.

This week, Berkshire reached a career high club speed of 158.2 miles per hour. Moreover, he achieved a ball speed of over 230 miles per hour. His performance going into this tournament seems to be top-notch. Therefore, we can expect nothing less than his best as he attempts to defend his world title.

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Bryson DeChambeau, on the other hand, was only interested in reaching the green quicker. In order to do this, he hit the gym and built up on some muscle mass. And as a result, he realised he was actually pretty good at it! He has a massive average driving distance of 323.7 on the PGA Tour.

 

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DeChambeau’s career best shot came in at The Match: Champions for Charity event where he smashed a 480-yard tee shot. Meanwhile, Berkshire had recorded his longest ever drive at 474 yards at Yucca Valley, California.

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Sep 3, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Bryson DeChambeau celebrates after making a putt on the 18th green during the second round of the Tour Championship golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports

In terms of experience, Berkshire has the upper hand. However, DeChambeau definitely has the fire in him to repeat his previous fine performances. Who do you think will emerge victorious?

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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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