Bryson DeChambeau To Compete At Long Drive World Championships

Bryson DeChambeau To Compete At Long Drive World Championships

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Bryson DeChambeau announced over Instagram that he will be featuring at an event in Mesquite, Nevada.

Bryson DeChambeau To Compete At Long Drive World Championships

Bryson DeChambeau's transformation to one of the longest drivers in golfing history has been well noted over the past 18 months. Now, the American is taking that to the PLDA World Championships.

Announcing on Instagram, DeChambeau said: "I recently got invited to The Professional Long Driver's Association World Championship in Mesquite Nevada September 27th- October 1st @prolongdrive.

"This is an amazing opportunity to grow the game and the sport in general! I want to show the world how incredibly talented and hard working these athletes are."

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DeChambeau (opens in new tab), who ranks 1st on the PGA Tour in driving distance at 321.5 yards, acknowledges that the long drive events are a league above, with the 27-year-old saying: “I've been working hard to get my game up to their speeds so I have a chance, but will still continue to play my best golf with my regular day job.”

The event, which gets underway on the 27th September - 1st October, will be played at Mesquite Sports Complex in Mesquite, Nevada, with Kyle Berkshire the defending champion.

DeChambeau and Berkshire are good friends off the course, with the two featuring in multiple YouTube videos together.

Berkshire, who holds the world record for the biggest ball speed recorded at 228 mph, shocked DeChambeau (opens in new tab) when, in one video, he hit the ball a whopping 302-yards with an 8-iron!

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One noteworthy point is the timing of the long drive event. Beginning on 27th September, it is only a day after the Ryder Cup, which runs from the 24th - 26th September at Whistling Straits.

Currently sitting third in the Ryder Cup qualification standings (opens in new tab), DeChambeau is expected to compete for America in September.

Matt Cradock
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Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.

Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.

Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?

Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°

Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°

Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°

Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x