All the talk since Bryson DeChambeau won the US Open is about long he hit it off the tee. The reality is three other players in the top-10 were longer than him at Winged Foot. DeChambeau averaged 325.8 yards with his driver ranking 7th in the field. Dustin Johnson at 333.8 yards was a whopping 8 yards further and topped the driving distance stats. Matthew Wolff was also much longer than DeChambeau at 333.6 yards. Even Rory McIlroy drove it further than the winner.
DeChambeau is acutely aware of this and has already said he intends to push the envelope even further at what will be a soft and long Augusta if he is catch the really big guys.
“The Scientist” is currently testing driver a 48-inch shaft in his Cobra Speedzone driver to gain even more yards off the tee. That's about three inches longer than standard on Tour (44.75 inches). He currently uses a 45.5 inch shaft. The USGA limit for a driver shaft is 48 inches, but for Long Drive specialists the use of 50 inch shafts is quite common.
“I'm not going to stop,” he said. “Next week I'm going to be trying a 48-inch driver. We're going to be messing with some head designs and do some amazing with things with Cobra to make it feasible to hit these drives maybe 360, 370, maybe even farther. Length is going to be a big advantage there (Augusta). I know that for a fact.”
DeChambeau claims also needs to add another 10 pounds of weight. His current physical transformation has seen him bulk up to 230 to 235lbs (16.4-16.7stone).
“Do I want to get bigger for Augusta? Yeah I think I can get to 245. It's going to be a lot of working out. But I still feel like I can get up there if you work hard enough”, he said.
Love him or loath there's no denying the strategy worked at the US Open and with driver in hand he sure is fun to watch!
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Title: Bryson DeChambeau Confirms He'll Use 48 Inch Trousers And Driver At Masters
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Published Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2020 10:52:00 +0000