World Long Drive Championship: Bryson DeChambeau THROUGH after nuking more bombs

Bryson is safely through to the round of 32 to keep his hopes alive of becoming a world champion days after Ryder Cup victory.  

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Wed, 29 Sep 2021
World Long Drive Championship: Bryson DeChambeau THROUGH after nuking more bombs

Bryson DeChambeau has qualified for the next round of the Professional Long Driver's Association World Championship.

DeChambeau cruised into qualifying for the round of 32 and will compete again tomorrow evening before they cut the field again. 

He will attempt to get into the final eight to cap off a sensational seven days after helping his nation reclaim the Ryder Cup. 

DeChambeau joined the commentary team before he competed on day two in Mesquite, Nevada. 

He answered questions from those in the chat watching on the live stream. 

DeChambeau spoke of his love of steak, potatoes and rice and the fact he is not a fan of seafood. 

He also told the chat he uses a slightly different driver to the one he uses on the PGA Tour. 

DeChambeau also discussed his Ryder Cup antics and what his caddie spoke about before he sent a drive 412 yards at Whistling Straits.

"Just aim right and send it," DeChambeau said his caddie told him. 


The 28-year-old also spoke of his adrenalin level at the Ryder Cup. 

He said he was trying to control his adrenaline against Europe whereas when he competes in long drive he is trying to use it. 

Former champion Kyle Berkshire also made it through to Thursday's action and round of 32. 

The final will be contested between 16 competitors. 

"He's got the most explosive motion for his body - he's like a rubber band," DeChambeau said of Berkshire. 

DeChambeau hit all six of his balls in the grid on his first set, hitting his farthest drive 351 yards into gusting winds. 

He was as pumped as we have ever seen him, letting out audible screams in each set as he let loose. 

The US Open champion has pledged that whatever he wins at this tournament he would put back into the sport. 

He has previously spoken about trying to grow the long drive and insisted he wasn't trying to step on anyone's toes. 

He looked as if he was doing a good job pacing himself throughout the sets. 

It was expected that 500 points would be good enough to see DeChambeau qualify. 

By set four of five he was at 600 points to see him cruise through to the next round. 

Players get 200 points for winning a set, 100 for finishing second and 50 points for finishing third.