By Stephen Hennessey
At this point, nothing Bryson DeChambeau does necessarily surprises us. We’ve seen the 2020 U.S. Open champion do so many mind-defying things on the golf course—heck, if this headline said that Bryson drove a 460-yard hole, would you be surprised?
Bryson’s continuing to break the game this week at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. His latest feat was driving the green at the 382-yard par 4 seventh hole at TPC Summerlin.
There’s no way the hole has ever been described as “drivable.” Maybe until today.
A 382-yard par 4?
No problem for Bryson. 😳pic.twitter.com/O2MQR48ojO
— Golf Digest (@GolfDigest) October 9, 2020
Yep, then Bryson drained the eagle putt:
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) October 9, 2020
Golf Channel reported that it’s the first time since at least 2002 that the dogleg left hole was driven. We’re going to say it’s very likely this was a first.
DeChambeau has driven the ball over 350 yards six times already this week, and he’s averaging 356 yards off the tee. Again, does any of that surprise you?
Of course, TPC Summerlin sits above elevation, so sure, we’ll admit those numbers are just a bit longer than usual. But we’ll be clear and say it’s absolutely impressive the way this 27-year-old continues to push the limits of what’s possible on the golf course. And he’s becoming appointment TV: you don’t want to miss what he’s going to do next.