Bryson DeChambeau Has a Secret Weapon at The Masters
Bryson DeChambeau says that he has a ‘secret’ club in his bag for this week’s Masters, but we are going to have to wait to find out what it is. The American dominated pre-tournament headlines when the event was held in November, claiming his length made Augusta a par 67 for him - those words came back to haunt him as he finished 18 shots behind winner Dustin Johnson.
But DeChambeau is back in the limelight again this week as we wait to find out whether he will change his approach.
"There's something in the bag this week that's very helpful," said DeChambeau. "I won't go into specifics but just know this has been a few years in the making and I'm very excited for it. Whether it helps me perform at a higher level, I'm not sure, because it's golf and you never know what happens.
"Definitely what I've seen on the driving range and what I've seen the last week in practice, there's some tremendous benefits to it.”
The 27-year-old says he has also been working out new places to hit his tee shots to give him the best angle of approach into the notoriously quick greens.
"I'm trying to see how far right I can go, over the trees, on the first," said the world number five. "That is the line I want to take.
At the 11th, I can squeeze it down the right side pretty far. At the ninth I can take it over the left trees and get into that big expanse of grass, which is cool.
"On the fifth, I hit it over the bunkers into the wind. On the third I am going to try and drive the green this year. It's a little firmer this year. This is a place where I do put an expectation value that I think I have a good chance to play well.” For the record, the third hole is 350 yards long.
DeChambeau's best finish in four appearances remains his tie for 21st as an amateur in 2016 but he is desperate to win the Green Jacket. "This has been on my radar since I was a kid and now I have accomplished winning the US Open, this is the next goal for me," he said. "I will not stop my pursuit of knowledge of the game, knowledge of the body, knowledge of the golf swing, to give myself the best opportunity to win.
"It comes down to execution. You have got to be able to hit a great shot and execute when the pressure comes around. I can give myself the most advantages all day long, but if I don't go out and just execute it doesn't really mean much.”
No matter what happens it will be fun watching Bryson trying to solve the Augusta puzzle.
Be part of the action with a selection of unique golf tournament experiences, from playing in a pro-am with the stars to watching the action at golf’s most illustrious events. Whether it’s the Masters or The Open, The Ryder Cup or WM Phoenix Open, build your own bespoke package with the experts at Golfbreaks.com.
What do you think? leave your comments below (Comments)