It doesn’t have a forty eight-inch shaft, but Bryson DeChambeau has a brand new toy in the bag for the Masters.
After flirting with the idea of the use of a longer driver final November, DeChambeau in the long run stuck along with his everyday version and tied for thirty fourth at Augusta countrywide. This time, with five months to tinker, the arena No. 5 will debut a brand new membership: a prototype Cobra motive force that he says will assist improve consistency on off-middle strikes at high speeds.
DeChambeau advised GolfChannel approximately the driver closing month on the WGC-Workday Championship. “no person knows the way to play a 200-mph ball velocity and barely mis-hit it; on occasion it doesn’t react the manner you suspect it have to,” he said then. though he didn’t provide many specifics on his new club, DeChambeau stated Tuesday that the numbers up to now are very encouraging.
“just realize this has been some years in the making, and i’m very excited for it,” he said. “whether it helps me perform at a higher level, I’m no longer sure, as it’s golfing and also you in no way understand what happens. truely what I’ve visible on the riding range and what I’ve visible the last week in exercise, there’s some top notch advantages to it.”
His swing coach, Chris Como, published a photograph on social media in advance this week that showed DeChambeau with a 350-backyard carry and 210-mph ball speed. there was also a viral clip of him maniacally swinging at the match practice region, a great deal to the pride of former Masters champion Vijay Singh, who watched on nearby.
along with his new system and Augusta country wide gambling less attackable and faster than throughout the autumn Masters, DeChambeau stated he's planning to take some precise lines off the tee:
• Over the bushes down the proper facet of No. 1
• Down the hill on 2
• riding the green on three
• Flying the bunkers, even into the wind, on 5
• Over the timber down the left facet of nine
• carrying the trees on the right side of eleven
DeChambeau already leads the PGA tour in using distance, averaging 320.8 yards, and tops the strokes won: off the tee (1.one hundred forty four) statistic. nevertheless, he recognizes that his fulfillment right here – he has by no means finished in the pinnacle 20 – will ultimately come all the way down to his technique play.
“looking at possibilities, it’s now not simply the par 5s however mainly the par 4s for me and the way i'm able to assault those par 4s to offer myself the satisfactory opportunity to make plenty of birdies available,” he stated.