Video of Bryson DeChambeau on the driving range causes social media stir

Golf fans have reacted to a video of Bryson DeChambeau extending the driving range as he practices for the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

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Wed, 7 Oct 2020
Video of Bryson DeChambeau on the driving range causes social media stir

Bryson DeChambeau has been filmed hitting balls on the driving range as he prepares for this week's Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, although due to his distance, he's had to extend his practice area...

After winning the US Open at Winged Foot last month, DeChambeau revealed that he planned on working towards hitting the ball even further off the tee and adding even more size.

DeChambeau is widely tipped to win back-to-back majors and the 27-year-old believes that his power off the tee unlocks windows at Augusta that could result in him breaking new records in November.

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This week, DeChambeau takes on TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas, where we typically witness an extremely low winning score and it's no surprise to see the big-hitting American as the strong favourite to win.

On Wednesday, the PGA Tour posted a video on Twitter of the players practicing on the driving range, but DeChambeau and his team were set up a good 50-yards behind the rest of the players so that he could use his driver. Watch the clip below:

DeChambeau is used to receiving mixed reviews by now and this video was no different. Some fans responded showing their support for the 'Mad Scientist' and others the opposite.

"The new face of golf," responded one DeChambeau fan.

"This year will be interesting watching other golfers swinging out of their shoes to keep up."

"Thats more annoying than impressive, I want to root for him but..."

"Something about him just rubs me the wrong way. Can’t put my finger on it."

"That’s a power move if I’ve ever seen one. Dropping the hammer on the field."

"Nice bit of health and safety. The rope lines are normally there for a reason but obviously HE is above everyone else."

"Seems more a mind game than anything else, there’s a few players that can match him with less effort (Rory, Finau, Champ)."

"Is he hitting...OVER them?!"

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