WATCH: Bryson DeChambeau Almost Drives Opening Hole At Ryder Cup

The American almost found the front edge of the 1st hole after unleashing a monster drive...

Bryson DeChambeau hits his opening tee shot during practice at the Ryder Cup
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The American nearly found the front edge of the 1st hole after unleashing a monster drive...

Bryson DeChambeau wowed fans in practice at the Ryder Cup by almost driving the opening hole at Whistling Straits.

The Golfing Scientist, now the professional game's longest hitter, unleashed a drive on the 364 yard 1st hole and came close to getting it onto the front of the green.

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DeChambeau was not selected in the day one foursomes but will be a key player in the fourballs throughout the opening two days.

We'll likely see him have a go at driving the green again if the wind is helping.

He makes his second appearance for Ryder Cup Team USA this week after a disappointing debut in Paris last time out.

He played three matches and failed to win a point, losing in the foursomes with Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods as well as in the singles versus Alex Noren.

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DeChambeau is controversially playing in the Professional Long Drivers Association World Championship the day after the Ryder Cup.

The 2020 US Open says he is getting faster and has an advantage this week at Whistling Straits with his length off the tee.

"It's faster. It's definitely faster," DeChambeau said of his speed.

"I would say hopefully I can get out on the golf course 200 miles an hour ball speed with a 45-inch driver. That would be really nice.

"Again, there's going to be certain holes it's a huge advantage on: 10, 6, 5, 1, 2.

"You name it, there's a whole list of holes where it's going to be a huge advantage I hope if I'm hitting it in the fairway."

Bryson was quoted as saying he had "wrecked hands" prior to the match, although he has said that those quotes were from before the FedEx Cup Playoffs.

"So when I had some blisters on my hands and wrecked my hands, that was before the FedExCup Playoffs," he said.

"That was that Friday before is when it happened. The story came out later after -- because I was talking about it and how badly my hands hurt after that because of how much effort I was putting into it."

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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Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x