Within the opening spherical in Mesquite, Nevada, DeChambeau averaged an enormous 406.2 yards on his 5 longest tee pictures, with drives of 412, 408, 407, 403 and 401 yards.
Along with his rating of 800 factors over the 5 units he competed in, DeChambeau certified for the subsequent spherical of the 80-man Open Division.
The opening spherical is damaged up into 5 16-man teams. Inside these teams, there have been units throughout which gamers might earn 200 factors for profitable a set, 100 factors for ending second within the set and 50 factors for ending third.
In his group, he completed second with the highest 12 in every group advancing to the subsequent stage. Of these 64 gamers, 32 advance to the third stage on Thursday. The ultimate 16 make it to Friday, when the surviving eight are lower right down to the ultimate 4 after which a head-to-head match for the world title.
“It is so thrilling, it is a bit of, I assume you may relate it to extra of like a shot-putting exhibition or one thing, I feel Olympics, the place you are simply as overrated as you probably might be. So being on the market the primary set was a little bit nerve wracking for me, I wasn’t snug. However going by way of the second, third, fourth, fifth, I simply acquired extra snug as time went on.”
High-ranked Kyle Berkshire, who hit 11 drives of 413 yards or extra, hit the largest try of the day: a 455-yard bomb.
Earlier than the beginning of the Ryder Cup, the 2020 US Open champion stated he had “wrecked” his fingers getting ready for the lengthy drive contest.
DeChambeau remodeled his physique throughout the coronavirus pandemic golf shutdown, including roughly 40 kilos of muscle and turning into the longest driver on the PGA Tour.
He wowed crowds persistently over the three days in Wisconsin for the Ryder Cup, even producing a rare 417-yard drive on the par-five fifth gap to depart him simply 72 yards to the pin.
He ultimately completed the outlet with an eagle on the best way to serving to the US to their romp of a Ryder Cup victory, the biggest profitable margin within the competitors’s 94-year historical past.