Bryson DeChambeau arrives for Pro Long Drive World Championship in Nevada

Bryson DeChambeau made it to the final eight of the Professional Long Drivers Association World Championship in 2021 and he has returned to Mesquite in 2022.

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Tue, 27 Sep 2022
Bryson DeChambeau arrives for Pro Long Drive World Championship

Bryson DeChambeau has arrived in Mesquite, Nevada for the Professional Long Drivers Association World Championship for the second consecutive year.

DeChambeau, who signed with LIV Golf earlier this season, arrived at the Mesquite Sports and Event Complex on Monday for check-in day and to hit balls on the driving range.

The competition, which was won by Kyle Berkshire 12 months ago, begins today with four groups in the Open Division competing at time slots of 8.30 am, 10.30 am, 1 pm and 3 pm local time.

The former US Open champion performed impressively on his Long Drive debut back in 2021. Off the back of winning the Ryder Cup with the US at Whistling Straits, he came inside the top eight having hit numerous drives over 400 yards.

The tournament will conclude on Saturday, October 1 and throughout the week, there is also an Amateurs and Seniors division. These divisions do not begin competing until Thursday and Friday respectively.

While playing on the LIV Golf Tour, DeChambeau has maintained his relentless speed training, working alongside Berkshire and former European Long Drive No.1 Martin Borgmeier.

The 29-year-old was present when Berkshire broke his own ball speed record by achieving a mark of 236 mph. His longest drive in competition is 492 yards.

In the 2021 PGA Tour season, DeChambeau began bulking and finding improved results on the course. He won the US Open at the very start of the season and also the Arnold Palmer Invitational. He averaged 323.7 yards off the tee which topped the rankings in this discipline.

At the prestigious event at Bay Hill, his drive on the par-5 6th hole in the third round, which finished 70 yards from the green, encapsulated the improvement in his long game and his spark to compete in professional Long Drive events.