Bryson DeChambeau Advances In Pro Long Drive Championship

The big hitting LIV Golf pro topped his group to make the final 64 in Nevada

Bryson DeChambeau is taking part in the World's Longest Drive Championship in Nevada
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Bryson DeChambeau is through to the last 64 of the Pro Long Drive Championship in Nevada after topping his qualifying group.

The LIV Golfer, who made the last 16 last year, was among 122 entrants in the 2022 event at Mesquite Sports and Event Complex. They were divided into eight groups of 15 or 16, with the top eight going through to the round of 64.

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DeChambeau was in the final group, and finished 1st of 16, with the longest of his six drives flying 374 yards. In an impressive show of consistency, all six of the 2020 US Open winner’s drives passed the 355-yard mark.

The 29-year-old is coming off his best finish since joining LIV Golf, having banked $532,500 for his tied-8th finish at LIV Chicago. He is free to participate in the long drive competition with the next LIV event taking place next week in Bangkok, Thailand.

Kyle Berskhire is the reigning Pro Long Drive champion, having won his second world title in 2021 with a 422-yard drive. He’s won five of the eight Open Division tour stops this year, though while his best drive flew 403 yards on the opening day this year, he only qualified fourth in group one.

Ryan Gregnol, who topped group six, and Justin James, winner of group four, hit the drives of the day in the opening round, both bombing it 407 yards. Across the Open, Amateur, Senior and Super Senior divisions, 181 big hitters teed it up, representing 16 countries.

Jeff Kimber
Freelance Staff Writer

Jeff graduated from Leeds University in Business Studies and Media in 1996 and did a post grad in journalism at Sheffield College in 1997. His first jobs were on Slam Dunk (basketball) and Football Monthly magazines, and he's worked for the Sunday Times, Press Association and ESPN. He has faced golfing greats Sam Torrance and Sergio Garcia, but on the poker felt rather than the golf course. Jeff's favourite course played is Sandy Lane in Barbados, which went far better than when he played Matfen Hall in Northumberland, where he crashed the buggy on the way to the 1st tee!