Bryson DeChambeau drives first green in Sunday Singles

Bryson DeChambeau drives first green in Sunday Singles

“Leading up into (the Ryder Cup), I’ve put full force focus into this event, and I think part of hitting it far is some of why I am so successful and how I could utilize my length on this golf course to potential advantage,” DeChambeau said.

It has given him an advantage, indeed, and has sent a message that next week’s foray into long-drive competition is more than just a publicity stunt.

DeChambeau made waves earlier this week when he hit a 417-yard blast in Friday’s Four-balls match that left him with just 72 yards to the hole on the serpentine, par-5 fifth hole. For comparison, his partner, Scottie Scheffler, had 274 yards remaining and World No. 1 Jon Rahm was left with a 253-yard second shot after a 336-yard drive.

DeChambeau took advantage of the blast, wedging to 5 feet and making the eagle putt to tie the match. DeChambeau also nearly drove the 10th green and was greenside after his tee shot on the par-4 13th in that match. DeChambeau and Scheffler tied that match after Tyrrell Hatton birdied the last hole.

After Sunday’s opening tee shot, DeChambeau’s driver is in a class with Ian Poulter’s putter as two of the most impressive clubs in Ryder Cup history.

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