DeChambeau On Monster Drive: 'I Got Chills'

DeChambeau On Monster Drive: 'I Got Chills'

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Bryson DeChambeau said: 'He got chills' when he saw his drive clear the lake at the par-5 sixth hole during the third round at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

DeChambeau On Monster Drive: 'I Got Chills'

US Open champion Bryson DeChambeau admitted that he got 'chills' at the par-5 sixth hole, when his ball landed safely on the other side of the lake.

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DeChambeau had been hinting in the build-up to the tournament that the 555-yard hole was in fact driveable, with it being a 350-yard carry over the lake.

Bryson Drive

DeChambeau's drive compared to the rest of the field.

In the first two rounds, the American was unable to attempt it as the wind was unfavourable, but on the Saturday, DeChambeau went for it; with much excitement and fanfare on the sixth tee.

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His drive was a monstrous 370-yards: "I felt like I was a kid again, for sure, it was exciting; especially when you pull it off. It was almost like winning a tournament . . . it's that kind of the feeling I had, it was like, oh, I did it.

"I got the same chills and feeling when I saw it clear and there was no splash. It was like 'yes! I gave the fans what they wanted.' I would have done that shot without the fans, but they definitely edged me on a little bit."

DeChambeau Reaction

DeChambeau's ball speed was 194mph at the sixth hole. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

DeChambeau managed to make birdie from his drive. But, when asked afterwards if he could take have taken more of a risk, his response was: "If it's downwind and the pin's in a good location to do that, I can definitely see myself going for the green . . . or even getting closer to the green, almost trying to hit it in that greenside bunker."

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Matt Cradock
Staff Writer

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