Bryson DeChambeau addresses 'par 67' comment while back at Augusta

LIV Golf's Bryson DeChambeau is clearing things up about his 2020 distance claim at Augusta ahead of The Masters.

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Tue, 4 Apr 2023
Bryson DeChambeau addresses 'par 67' comment while back at Augusta

Three years after Bryson DeChambeau made the claim that Augusta National would play like a "par 67" for him, the LIV golfer is back in Georgia and is clearing his comments up. 

DeChambeau's comments from 2020 were criticised by a number of critics in the golf industry in particular Paige Spiranac who blasted him

But fast forward to the present day and DeChambeau believes he should have phrased things differently. 

"Hypothetically, theoretically, look, if you make 18 birdies it's going to be 54, right? Unattainable. A 67 every day, unattainable. It can happen, but is it likely to happen? Probably not," DeChambeau said at Augusta this week to the media. 

He added: "With the distance I'm hitting it and was hitting it, I thought there was a possibility, but that's only with your 'A' game, and I should have rephrased that." 

DeChambeau's infamous "par 67" comment came ahead of the 2020 Masters that was held in November. DeChambeau was in the midst of his new-found explosive driving abilities which resulted in his first major title at the U.S. Open a few months prior. 

"I'm looking at it as a par 67 for me because I can reach all the par fives in two, no problem," he had said ahead of the 2020 Masters. "If the conditions stay the way they are, that's what I feel like par is for me."

But it did not appear to be a par 67 for DeChambeau, who went 70-74-69-73 at Augusta and finished tied for 34th at 2-under par. Instead, it was his now fellow LIV Golf player Dustin Johnson who made Augusta look easy, winning by five strokes for his second major victory. 


While DeChambeau said he doesn't think he regrets anything, he did want to clarify how he feels about the iconic American venue.

"What I do understand is that I have a lot of respect for the course," the 29-year-old said. "Because of that statement people think I don't have respect for the course. Are you kidding me?"

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