Bryson DeChambeau hints he could repeat Tiger Woods' 1997 score at the Masters

Bryson DeChambeau has hinted on a podcast that he could repeat Tiger Woods' score at the 1997 Masters.

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Thu, 1 Oct 2020

Bryson DeChambeau hints he could repeat Tiger Woods' 1997 score at the Masters

Bryson DeChambeau has hinted that when he takes on Augusta in November, he could repeat or beat Tiger Woods' score of 18-under par that he accomplished back in 1997.

Speaking to GOLF Magazine on The Drop Zone podcastDeChambeau was asked what his game plan is for attacking Augusta at the Masters in November and he made it clear that he plans on hitting the ball a long way as often as possible.

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“Hitting it past 320 is the goal, every time,” he said. “If I can do that, the golf course is open.”

DeChambeau was then asked if hitting drives of over 320 yards opens up new windows on the course and the 27-year-old smirked with confidence.

"Very much so," DeChambeau added. "Like Tiger. Like what Tiger did back in '97 I think it was."

That comment from DeChambeau is extremely interesting. We all know his distance is going to help him at Augusta, as it did at Winged Foot when he won the US Open just a few weeks ago, but hinting that he could possibly repeat Woods' score in 1997 is a huge statement.

In 1997, Woods became the youngest winner of the Masters at just 21 years 104 days old and his final score of 18-under par was and still is the lowest in Masters history, with Jordan Spieth equalling that record in 2015.

Woods also set the record that year for the widest winning margin, with Tom Kite finishing in second place 12 strokes behind at 6-under par.

DeChambeau was then asked what he thought about recent comments from some people suggesting that he is "breaking golf" by hitting the ball so far off the tee.

“I mean, look. I’m just using the knowledge, the speed, the power to the greatest advantage that I possibly can, under the rules of the game,” he said. “That’s all I’m doing. And there comes a point in time where, look, you still have to wedge it well.”

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