DeChambeau Hits Booming 427-Yard Travelers Drive But Then Takes Bogey.

Bryson DeChambeau has been the centre of attention since returning to competiton at last fortnight’s Tour stop in Texas.

The 26-year old American had bulked-up big time adding 40 pounds and in the process bounding from 34th in ‘Driving Distance’ at the end of last year to now be ranked first with an average distance off the tee of 328.5  yards though the young American has been longer than that.

But little did anyone expect the golfer looking more like Hulk Hogan to produce a drive of 427-yards as DeChambeau achieved at the 467-yard 10th hole on day two of the Travelers Championship on the TPC River Highlands course

Though DeChambeau did have some help as the vidoe reveals.


However, DeChambeau made a meal of his second shot.

He was afforded a ‘free’ drop from the cart path but then flew the green and then took three shots from 30-feet to find the bottom of the cup for a bogey ‘5’ on route to a 67 for an eight-under par tally.

DeChambeau’s tee shot was 88-yards shy of the official Guinness World Record for the longest drive in tournament play and that is 515 yards/471-metres recorded by American Mike Austin in 1974 at Winterwood Golf Course (the Par-4 455-yard 14th Hole now called Desert Rose Golf Course) in Las Vegas, Nevada.

And while naturally delighted with the drive on 10, DeChambeau spoke of his disappointment in walking off with a bogey.

“Again, it was one of those situations where if I’m up in the right rough on the slope, I bump it and run it up there, and instead, again somehow I dropped it and I caught a flier,” he said.

“I mean, I tried to hit a 35-yard shot and it came out 50 yards, and I’m like, what is going on. There’s some things I’ve still
got to work out and some stuff I clearly don’t understand yet with the wedging.”


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