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If Matthew Fitzpatrick thinks Bryson DeChambeau is making a mockery of the game, he won’t like these crazy Kyle Berkshire videos

By Alex Myers
Matthew Fitzpatrick became the latest to express displeasure at how far Bryson DeChambeau is hitting the golf ball these days when he said, “It just makes a mockery of the game” during last week’s BMW PGA Championship. Matthew might not want to watch these videos of Kyle Berkshire then.

While Bryson has become arguably the longest hitter on the PGA Tour after gaining some 40-to-50 pounds, he is a bunter compared to the reigning World Long Drive champ. Berkshire brings new meaning to the phrase “overpowering a golf course,” and his Instagram feed is filled with laughable examples of him bringing long holes to their knees.

Well, probably not laughable to people like Fitzpatrick. Shield your eyes, golf purists! Here’s Berkshire reaching a 586-yard par 5 with a driver and a wedge:

Here he is nearly reaching a 687-yard par 5 with a driver and an iron:

And here he is finding the green on a 444-yard par 4 with his tee shot using a 7-iron:

 

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Here’s how I played the 444 yard 13th hole at Rochelle Ranch Golf Club! This hole features a huge dogleg left around a lake with a direct carry to the green of roughly 300 yards. With it being very windy and at 7,000 feet of elevation, it’s pretty amazing how far the ball goes at this course 😳 1st shot: 7-Iron off the tee to about 25 feet pin high right 2nd shot: rolled it in for an eagle 🦅 Side note: I was hitting it pretty well this round and hit 8/11 greens thus far but hadn’t got a single birdie putt to fall despite lipping out on 4 or 5 of them, which was why I laughed when I made the putt for an eagle here. I ended up not making a single birdie all round… golf is a funny game sometimes 🤣🤣

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Just absurd stuff. OK, so it’s only about a 300-yard carry, but that’s not how the hole is supposed to be played. Play the game with some structure, Kyle, geez! Think of the kids! And mid-twentysomethings like Fitzpatrick!

Anyway, you get the point. Kyle plays a different game and he recently promised to share a video of him playing an 841-yard par 6. Don’t worry, Matthew, it should take him three shots to reach that one. We think.

 

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