‘Need This Energy’- Golf Fans React to Bryson DeChambeau’s 400-Yard Bomb Ahead of Ryder Cup

Published 09/19/2021, 6:36 PM EDT
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


Bryson DeChambeau is all geared up for the 2021 Ryder Cup, which kicks off on September 24 in Whistling Straits. Just last week, Steve Stricker and the team spent 2 days at the venue to prepare for the biennial cup.

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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

While everyone else is busy strategizing and maintaining their game, DeChambeau has other goals. He is also practicing his long game in order to prepare for the World Long Driver Championship as well and hit the 400+ mark with a bomber during practice. Let’s take a look at his latest drive and its reactions.

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Ryder Cup Preparation for Bryson DeChambeau

DeChambeau took to Instagram to share a clip of a 400-yard drive from his practice session. The video shows him hit the ball with maximum power and it goes flying, covering a whopping distance of 405.6 yards with a massive speed of 215.1 mph. The video reads, “The Ryder Cup is next week. How many greens will I drive?”

 

Bryson DeChambeau is notorious for his power and distance play. His victory at the 2020 U.S. Open sparked a lot of debates on the pros and cons of long-hitting and its meaning for the future of golf. A lot of traditional golfers oppose such play as they believe it goes against the rules of golf. However, many today have adopted this style of playing in order to reach the green quicker.

Fans react to DeChambeau’s 400+ yard drive

Golfing fans on Instagram and Twitter were not satisfied by DeChambeau’s powerful swing. Criticizing it as a mark of selfish motive at the team event, here is what some of them had to say-

 

 

 

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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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