Bryson DeChambeau came within inches of pulling off an epic upset at the World Long Drive Championships on Tuesday night.
The 29-year-old DeChambeau, who only turned pro last year, took on defending champ Jamie Sadlowski in the final round. And he nearly pulled it off, hitting a tee shot of 442 yards to Sadlowski’s 446.
It was an incredible display of power by DeChambeau, who has quickly become one of the most intriguing young players in golf. And it almost resulted in an upset for the ages.
“I was just trying to hit it as hard as I could,” DeChambeau said afterward. “I knew I had to give it everything I had.”
DeChambeau has made a name for himself with his unique approach to the game. He’s a math and physics major who uses those skills to gain an edge on the course.
And it’s clearly working. He’s already won once on the PGA Tour and has been one of the most consistent players over the past year.
Now, he can add almost upsetting the world’s best long driver to his list of accomplishments. It’s an impressive feat for a player who is still very much learning the game.
I think it’s amazing that Bryson DeChambeau nearly pulled off an upset at the World Long Drive Championships. He’s an inexperienced player who is still learning the game, and he almost beat the defending champ. That’s impressive.
I also think it’s great that he’s using his math and physics skills to gain an edge on the course. It’s clear that it’s working, as he’s already won once on the PGA Tour.
DeChambeau is an intriguing player to watch, and I’m excited to see what he does next.
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