The 3 Players Outdriving Bryson DeChambeau At The Masters

When you hear the name Bryson DeChambeau you think of big, powerful drives, but there were three players longer than the former US Open Champion in round three

The 3 Players Outdriving Bryson DeChambeau At The Masters: Bryson DeChambeau hitting a driver at Augusta National
Bryson DeChambeau is known for his long, powerful drives... but who is hitting it further than him at The Masters?
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Driving distance has always been a key factor at The Masters, with increased length off the tee often leading to an improved chance of taking home a Green Jacket. With recent winners like Jon Rahm, Scottie Scheffler and Dustin Johnson, it's clear that Augusta National rewards this tactic, but who is the longest hitter at The Masters this year?

To my surprise, it isn't Bryson DeChambeau. The big-hitting LIV Golf star has been bombing it off the tee this week, but there are currently three players who are averaged longer drives than the former US Open champion in the third round at The Masters...

The 3 Players Outdriving Bryson DeChambeau At The Masters - First 36 Holes

At the top of the driving distance average standings after 36 holes, it was amateur Christo Lamprecht who led the way. The South African crushed it off the tee in the first two rounds, despite eventually missing the cut, with an average of 324.4 yards.

That puts him 3.3 yards longer on average than second-place Wyndham Clark (320.1 yards), who also missed the cut, and an impressive 11.8 yards longer than third-place Jake Knapp (312.6 yards).

In round one, the 6ft 8in reigning Amateur Champion sent the ball 335 yards on the par-4 3rd hole, leaving himself just 25 yards on approach. He then did something similar in the second round, smashing the ball 325 yards on his way to a welcome birdie.

Christo Lamprecht hitting a drive at Augusta National

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The 3 Players Outdriving Bryson DeChambeau - End Of 3rd Round

The third round saw three players outranking DeChambeau in the distance category once again, with Rory McIlroy (330.5 yds) Min Woo Lee (330.5yds) and Scottie Scheffler (322yds) all hitting it further on average from the tee.

That was despite Bryson DeChambeau registering his longest average driving distance per round, at 320 yards, adding 12 yards on average from the second round.

Bryson DeChambeau hitting a drive at Augusta National

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After the third round, it was actually a new name that appeared at the top of the cumulative tournament standings, with Rory McIlroy jumping four places to lead with an average of 318.1 yards.

DeChambeau jumped two places into second in the combined stats for the first three rounds, with a driving distance average of 315 yards. He currently sits in fifth place, four shots off the lead held by Scottie Scheffler.

Cumulative Driving Distance Average At The Masters - 36 Holes

1. Christo Lamprecht (A) – 324.4yds

2. Wyndham Clark – 320.1yds

3. Jake Knapp – 312.6yds

4. Bryson DeChambeau – 312.2yds

5. Rory McIlroy – 310.3yds

Cumulative Driving Distance Average At The Masters - 54 Holes

1. Rory McIlroy – 318.1yds

2. Bryson DeChambeau– 315yds

3. Ryan Fox – 308.6yds

4. Kurt Kitayama – 306.8yds

5. Jake Knapp – 306.4yds

Barry Plummer
Staff Writer

Barry Plummer is our Staff Writer, joining in January 2024 after seven years as a PE Teacher. He now writes about instruction, working closely with Golf Monthly's Top 50 Coaches to provide hints and tips about all aspects of the game. As someone who came into golf at a later age, Barry is very passionate about supporting the growth of the game and creating opportunities for everyone to access it. A member at Sand Moor Golf Club in Leeds, he looks forward to getting out on the course at least once a week and making up for lost time in the pursuit of a respectable handicap.

Barry is currently playing:

Driver: Ping G425

Hybrid: TaylorMade Stealth 4 Hybrid

Irons: Mizuno JPX 921 4-PW

Wedges: TaylorMade RAC 60, Callaway Jaws MD5 54

Putter: TaylorMade Spider Tour