Bryson DeChambeau Relishing Scottie Scheffler Battle Over Weekend At The Masters

The 2020 US Open champion is relishing the chance to test his game against World No.1 Scottie Scheffler this weekend at Augusta National

Bryson DeChambeau plays a drive at The Masters
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Bryson DeChambeau heads into the weekend of the 2024 Masters tied for the lead, where he'll aim to beat PGA Tour stars Max Homa and Scottie Scheffler.

World No.1 Scheffler is in imperious form and DeChambeau is excited to test his game against the best player in the world for the first time since last year's Open.

DeChambeau made three birdies and four bogeys to keep himself at the top of the leaderboard with 36 holes left to play this weekend.

"Yeah, extremely. Extremely," he said on whether he's relishing the battle with Scheffler.

"It's different, obviously, not being able to play most of the same events and seeing how successful he's been out there. He's obviously the best player in the world, and it's going to be a lot of fun competing and seeing what he can do compared to what the rest of the field can do, what I can do.

"I'm looking forward to it, I really am."

DeChambeau's best ever Masters finish came in his debut in 2016 whilst still an amateur. He ended at T21 but has never managed to beat that, although he has a tremendous opportunity to win the Green Jacket this weekend and seems like he's in the right headspace.

"I'm very excited. I get an opportunity to show my skill set, and hopefully it's good enough to do something special this weekend," he said.

"I feel like the game is in a great spot. Mindset is in a solid place. Caddie is keeping me in check. We're joking out there, having fun in some tough conditions. So I feel like everything is lining up pretty well.

"Just got to make sure my lag putts are doing well and striking it well off the tee. That's all that matters. If I can do those things, I think I'll put myself in a good place."

The 30-year-old has a new set of custom made Avoda Golf irons in the bag this week, which feature 'bulge and roll' faces and are have 3D printed elements.

"I designed them with someone from back home, and they have just got a different curvature on the face than other equipment," he explained.

"Most equipment is flat. These have a different curvature on the face that allows me to have my mis-hits to go a little straighter sometimes."

DeChambeau, Scheffler and Homa are at six-under on the Masters leaderboard, two clear of Nicolai Hojgaard at four-under. Cameron Davis and Collin Morikawa are a shot further back at three-under, with Masters rookie Ludvig Aberg at two-under.

Elliott Heath
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Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news team as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as five Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays off of a six handicap. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: Titleist TSi2

Hybrids: Titleist 816 H1

Irons: Mizuno MP5 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Srixon Z Star XV