DeChambeau Vows To Drive Par 5 At Bay Hill - "I Can Get There"

The US Open champion says he can drive the 555 yard par-5 6th at Bay Hill if it's not into wind...

DeChambeau Vows To Drive Par 5 At Bay Hill
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The US Open champion says he can drive the 555 yard par-5 6th at Bay Hill if it's not into wind...

DeChambeau Vows To Drive Par 5 At Bay Hill - "I Can Get There"

Golf fans may be set to witness something very, very rare this week if Bryson DeChambeau attempts to drive the 555 yard par-5 6th hole at Bay Hill.

The Golfing Scientist is one of the headline names at the Arnold Palmer Invitational where he thinks he can drive the par-5 if conditions are not against him.

Bryson had a go in his Wednesday practice round, coming up short...although the wind was heavily into his face.

However, the wind looks like it will be helping during the tournament rounds so there is every chance that he will attempt the 340-350 yard carry.

"I don't know if it's doable today unfortunately. It's too into the wind," he said in a PGA Tour video whilst trying to make the carry.

"Too much wind," he said, coming up short with a ball speed of 194mph.

"I just think it's too much wind. It's 30mph into us.

"If it's not into the wind I can get there."

Watch: Bryson attempts to drive the 555 yard 6th hole into wind:

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"Thought I would attempt to carry the 6th hole today (340 with the carry). Wind was brutal and I came up short (only gave it a few tries), but might be something I go for if the conditions are right. We’ll see," DeChambeau tweeted.

The US Open champion will be looking to avoid racking up a big number on the 6th, which John Daly couldn't avoid in 1998.

Daly famously, or infamously, made an 18 on the hole after hitting seven 3 woods into the lake.

He entered the hole at 2 under par and left it at 11 over. Ouch.

Watch: Skratch reminds us of Daly's horror show in 1998 -

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Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He has also covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as three Open Championships including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 4-6. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.


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