Bryson DeChambeau Wins USPGA Long Drive

The Golfing Scientist won the annual Long Drive competition and donated his winnings to Jarrod Lyle's family

Bryson DeChambeau Wins USPGA Long Drive
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The Golfing Scientist won the annual Long Drive competition and donated his winnings to Jarrod Lyle's family

Bryson DeChambeau Wins USPGA Long Drive

Bryson DeChambeau proved his long-hitting capabilities once again prior to the 100th USPGA Championship.

The Golfing Scientist, who led the driving distance stats in round one of The Open, hit a 331 yard drive on the long drive hole at the wet Bellerive to take the crown.

He beat runner-up Peter Uihlein's 328 yard hit with Tony Finau in third after a 324 yarder.

Jon Rahm was in fourth with 320 yards and Xander Schauffele came fifth with 313 yards.

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In bad news for DeChambeau, none of the past winner since the long drive's re-installment since 2014, have gone on to win the USPGA... Could this be the new Masters Par 3 Contest curse?

Louis Oosthuizen, who was runner-up last year, won the long drive in 2014, Anirban Lahiri won in 2015, Ben An in 2016 and Jason Kokrak last year.

The top three won money to donate to charity - $25,000, $15,000 and $10,000 in order of their finish.

DeChambeau donated his cheque to Jarrod Lyle's family.

Here he explains why:

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In tragic news last week, Lyle's wife Briony revealed that he has stopped his cancer treatment to begin palliative care.

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Elliott Heath
Elliott Heath

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 three Open Championships on-site 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 between 3-5. 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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