DeChambeau On 417 Yard Ryder Cup Drive: "I Just Aimed At The Green And Bombs Away"

Bryson produced an incredible drive on the opening day of the Ryder Cup

Bryson DeChambeau hits a drive
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Bryson produced an incredible drive on the opening day of the Ryder Cup

Bryson DeChambeau hit what will go down as one of the most memorable shots from the 43rd Ryder Cup on day one at Whistling Straits.

The Golfing Scientist, who tees it up in the World Long Drive Championship on Monday, launched a 417 yarder on the par-5 5th hole to wow the golfing world.

DeChambeau took a completely different line to everyone else on the dogleg-right hole and left himself just 72 yards into the green before making the easiest of eagles.

His drive finished 112 yards further than playing partner Scottie Scheffler, who had 274 yards left into the green due to the angle of the hole.

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"Well, I knew if it was a little downwind, I could take a unique line, and I luckily was able to have that wind today," he said.

" It was 20-plus, and I said to myself, all right, I have to aim at the green, so I did. So I just aimed at the green and bombs away."

He says it was "way further" than his 357 yarder at the Memorial Tournament earlier in the year where he cut the corner of a par-5 in a similar way.

Watch DeChambeau's drive at the Memorial:

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"Oh, yeah, way farther. Yeah, yeah. I had close to 200-mile-an-hour ball speed today warming up on the range, which is nice to see," he said.

"My body is finally starting to get comfortable and heal from all the speed training stuff.

"Felt good going out there today, almost too good where it was a little loose.

"I got a little more into my comfort zone after 5 and made eagle after that. I didn't want to make par, because if I did, I would be walking home."

Elliott Heath
Senior Staff Writer

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, 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 covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-6. 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!

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