Bryson DeChambeau put on 30+ pounds in a very short time in order to pick up more distance off the tee. The experiment worked as he leads the PGA Tour in average driving distance. On top of that, the golf world just witnessed him completely overpower Winged Foot, a course where his bomb and gauge gameplan wasn’t supposed to work, but he validated every criticized move he’s made winning by six shots.
He’s not satisfied though, not even with his absurd distance off the tee. He’s still chasing more yardage with the driver and is actually experimenting with a 48-inch driver. Standard drivers usually fall between 45 and 46 inches in length and the one DeChambeau is currently using is 45.5 inches. While adding 2.5 inches may not sound like a lot, the longer the club is the great opportunity there is for more lag and swing speed, which equals more distance. There’s also a greater dispersion with a longer driver.
DeChambeau told reporters at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open about his new 48-inch big stick and that it’s not out of the realm of possibilities that we could see its debut at next month’s Masters.
“If I can get it dialed in and get the mis-hits working correctly, I feel like I can easily put that in play at Augusta,” DeChambeau said according to the NY Post.
While he did admit that he’s picking up quite a bit of yardage with the longer driver, he kept exact numbers under wraps.
“I won’t disclose that right now,” he said. “I don’t want to ruffle any feathers.”
Even with a standard driver, Augusta National will not be able to contain DeChambeau and his length off the tee. It’s already a shorter course for any long-hitters in the game and with virtually no rough, DeChambeau can pull driver off of every Par 4 and Par 5 tee and have zero issues.
Jordan Spieth recently made an appearance on the SubPar Podcast and said that DeChambeau will “have to lose the Masters to not win the Masters.”
DeChambeau has already changed the game and will continue to do so. His new methods are unlike anything we’ve really ever seen.