LAS VEGAS – We’re going to need a bigger range.
Brawny Bryson DeChambeau is shaking up the golf world by knocking the cover off the ball since adding 40 pounds of mass to his already large frame and increasing his ball and clubhead speeds to ridiculous levels. Regularly cranking out drives in excess of 400 yards, DeChambeau has many in golf’s circles wondering if there’s a golf course that can contain him.
Well, in addition to possibly forcing golf clubs to Bryson proof their courses by adding hundreds of yards of length, DeChambeau might move the same clubs to make their driving ranges bigger.
On Tuesday afternoon at TPC Summerlin, home to this week’s Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, DeChambeau was clearing the fence at the back of the range nearly 360 yards away. And he wasn’t swinging full-bore. He put a dent in one car and forced officials to ask him to move back on the range. So he moved 40 yards back – nearly off the range completely – to be safe.
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