Drive for Present: Bryson to enter long-drive occasion

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Bryson DeChambeau has accepted an invite to compete within the Skilled Lengthy Drivers Affiliation World Championship in Mesquite, Nev., on Sept. 27.

DeChambeau posted on Instagram that he believes that long-drive competitions are a chance to assist develop the sport of golf.

“I wish to present the world how extremely gifted and exhausting working these athletes are,” DeChambeau stated on Instagram. “I have been working exhausting to get my recreation as much as their speeds so I’ve an opportunity however will nonetheless proceed to play my greatest golf with my common day job.”

DeChambeau is ranked first on the PGA Tour in driving distance, averaging 321.5 yards per drive. His longest drive of the season got here within the second spherical of the Sentry Event on the twelfth gap, the place he hit the ball 414 yards.

That was good for the fifth-longest drive of the season. Lee Westwood is at No. 1, hitting a 425-yard drive on the Byron Nelson. That drive is only one yard forward of 1 by Cameron Champ, who went 424 yards on the seventh gap on the Sentry.

These numbers are good for the PGA Tour, however DeChambeau goes to have his work lower out for him on the Skilled Lengthy Drive circuit. Kyle Berkshire is the No. 1-ranked lengthy driver within the males’s division and has a protracted aggressive drive of 474 yards that he hit in March 2017.

DeChambeau is thought for monitoring his clubhead velocity and ball velocity whereas attempting to extend his numbers to their most potential to get the utmost distance. He leads the PGA Tour in ball velocity and clubhead velocity, however he hasn’t but gotten his ball velocity over 200 mph in a match.

Berkshire has recorded a highest ball velocity of 228.5 mph and a highest swing velocity of 152.6 mph.

DeChambeau sought out Berkshire within the offseason to ask recommendation on tips on how to hit quicker and, in the end, additional. Now DeChambeau will probably be competing in opposition to Berkshire in an try to surpass and supplant the No. 1-ranked lengthy driver on the planet.

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