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Bryson DeChambeau, back in Nevada for the long drive contest, ‘saved’ the sport, according to report

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With some time off until the next LIV golf tournament, Bryson DeChambeau returns to the Nevada desert for a long-distance competition.

DeChambeau received a special invitation to World Championship of the Association of Professional Truckers in Mesquite a year ago and startled the audience with a 412 yard blast upon exiting the first round.

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He was ranked 7th in the world at the time and had just helped Team USA win the Ryder Cup. DeChambeau eventually advanced to the final eight.where he hit the ball for 406 yards before bowing.

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Currently took 46th placehe back to mesquite on the eastern edge of the state near the Arizona border to compete again. And according to a story titled “How Bryson DeChambeau Saved the Long Knee Socks” in New York Timeshis presence will be more than welcome.

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Two-time long-race champion Kyle Berkshire, who won the tournament a year ago, said: “He saved us, that’s for sure.”

The presence of one of the famous golfers in the long-distance competition certainly elevates the sport to a new level.

“When I was in college, everyone thought that the guys from the long trips were the clowns in the world of golf. All that perception is changing,” Berkshire said. once.

DeChambeau, an eight-time PGA Tour winner and 2020 US Open champion, is among the many golfers who have ditched the PGA Tour for a major LIV Golf tournament. It cost him his membership in the Tour, as well as the opportunity to participate in events such as the just concluded Presidents’ Cup.

But his participation in LIV Golf won’t keep him from further fuss.

“I actually watched the 2019 Long Distance World Championship and it inspired me and made me think,” DeChambeau said in a recent phone interview with reporters. once. “These guys were swinging a golf club 40 or 50 miles faster than me, so I thought, what if I could add just 15 percent to my swing speed and use that on tour? That’s how it started, and then I got addicted to hitting more and more.”

The PLDA World Championship starts on Tuesday and the final match is scheduled for Saturday. The next LIV Golf Series event will take place in Thailand on October 7-9.

The story originally appeared on GolfWeek.



Source: sports.yahoo.com

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