“I really believe this is something that the world needs to see every single year because it’s pushing the game of golf in a really positive, fun, enjoyable way that nobody’s seen before to this level”
By Keith Jackson
Last Updated: 03/10/21 12:50am
‘Are you not entertained?’ – Bryson DeChambeau completed within the prime eight of the World Long Drive Championship in Nevada.
Bryson DeChambeau vowed to return to a “bigger and better” Professional Long Driver’s Association World Championship after shocking even himself with a seventh-place end on his debut.
DeChambeau was the headline act in Las Vegas however was not anticipated to progress far within the competitors, and he defied the doubters by hammering his means by way of the primary three days and reaching the quarter-finals.
A drive of “only” 391 yards was not sufficient, nonetheless, to get into the final 4, ending behind Justin James and Martin Borgmeier, with James going on to face defending champion Kyle Berkshire within the last.
Berkshire, who has turn out to be DeChambeau’s lengthy drive mentor and a detailed buddy, retained his title with a mammoth 422-yard hit, whereas DeChambeau was delighted along with his efficiency within the competitors.
“I am definitely hungry to come back,” stated the Ryder Cup star, who will now take a while off earlier than returning to PGA Tour motion on the ZOZO Championship.
“I hope it fits in the schedule and we can work it out with the Tour to make sure it works right. I think if we’re smart about it, this thing will be bigger, better and badder next year.
“I actually imagine that is one thing that the world must see each single yr as a result of it is pushing the sport of golf in a extremely optimistic, enjoyable, fulfilling means that no person’s seen earlier than to this stage. I imply, having 4 guys up there, then two guys who go battle it out within the last. I feel that kind of format is unbelievable.
Hopefully we will get pyrotechnics and fireworks blowing up in all places after whoever wins (subsequent yr). I’m very excited to see what the longer term holds. I’m not positive what it is going to be like, however we’ll do our greatest to pump it up.”
DeChambeau’s accuracy proved a huge asset in the tournament, although he also managed to post a personal-best ball-speed of 219mph.
“Getting the 219 mph ball velocity out right here was a dream come true,” he added. “I by no means thought I’d get to that kind of velocity. I broke the barrier by three miles an hour sooner than I’ve ever gone in my total life.
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“This week, I learned I can control the ball at these high speeds. Obviously, I think I hit the most balls in the grid this week and I used my golf skills to do that. Yesterday, I didn’t hit it very well, but I learned how to hit it better today, so I was able to get my swing back in tune and rhythm.
“It felt actually good to have the ability to repair my golf swing at these highest speeds as a result of that’s one thing I’ve by no means accomplished earlier than. I’ve at all times simply been bashing balls, making an attempt to go as laborious as potential, probably not caring how the swing was, however hitting it within the grid at these speeds, that is a brand new stage. I hope that interprets (to the PGA Tour).”