To that point, his normal route to the U.S. Open was to qualify at one of the Columbus-area sectionals. Forty years ago, if Fuzzy Zoeller had access to one of the PGA Tour’s fitness trailers, he’d step in, ask for an ashtray and order a martini. His FlightScope X3 launch monitor screen … One of the hardest courses in the world was given a higher degree of difficulty. Show full articles without "Continue Reading" button for {0} hours. Plus, the dude is paint-dry slow. Inspire Brands, parent company of Arby's and Sonic, to purchase Dunkin' Brands for $11.3 billion. Bryson DeChambeau admires the late, great Ben Hogan, so he must know that the 1951 U.S. Open was played on the South Course at Oakland Hills Country Club, known as “The Monster.” If he played in the 1970s, Lee Trevino would be flicking smoldering lung darts at him.”. Bryson DeChambeau posted to his Instagram stories on Friday that he carried his driver more than 400 yards. DeChambeau’s round will be considered one of the great closing rounds in Open history. Days after carrying one drive 400 yards, we got a sneak preview of what that looks like on course. Bryson DeChambeau recently reported that his launch monitor clocked one of his drives at 403 yards. (That was the year Phil Mickelson sliced his last drive off a hospitality tent.). 482.4k Followers, 1,375 Following, 560 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Bryson DeChambeau (@brysondechambeau) Bryson DeChambeau shows off his 403-yard carry drive in one of his Instagram stories. (Editor’s note: This post was updated to correct the tracking device used by DeChambeau.). © 2020 www.dispatch.com. Golf balls are now wound with artificial intelligence. In a new video that his coach Mike Schy posted on Instagram, Bryson DeChambeau showed off the way he is preparing to attack the tee box at the Masters in about two weeks. What’s more, DeChambeau says he did it without the much-talked-about 48-inch driver, which he said he would experiment with as he prepares for the Masters. Thanks to Tiger Woods, there is a generation of golfers who can rightfully be called athletes. It was one of only two sub-par rounds in the championship. It capped a tournament in which he was the only player under par and won by six strokes. Viva yo. And if that seems too radical, then it’s time to allow fans to yell from the rope line and get players to engage in some colorful trash-talking. There is much to admire in an iconoclast who is true to himself in the face of criticism. DeChambeau is slow because he brings a scientific method to his shot-making; he considers everything from air density to trajectory to “run out” before he even addresses the ball. If that’s the way the game is going, it’s time to restrict the flight of golf balls for pros, at least at the majors. All rights reserved. Zoeller was an old-timey “feel” player, and when he was feeling it, look out. Your California Privacy Rights / Privacy Policy. Connect with friends faster than ever with the new Facebook app. In the 1984 U.S. Open at Winged Foot, Zoeller shaped his way to a 4-under 276 and beat Greg Norman — one of the longest hitters of his era — in a playoff. Llewellyn Clark, Missy Robbins and Ludo Lefebvre: How are these chefs doing? He closed with a 3-under 67 — just like Hogan at Oakland Hills in ’51. Last season, DeChambeau was tops on the PGA Tour in driving distance with an average of 322.1 yards off the tee. As Hogan accepted the trophy, he famously quipped, “I’m glad I brought this course — this monster — to its knees.”, The West Course at Winged Foot Golf Club, another grand elder of the USGA, may be even more fearsome than The Monster. Yet, I don’t like it that Winged Foot can be strangled by a bodybuilder who needs 15 minutes to read his instruments before he rips a ball out of rough that is so thick Hogan would have taken a drop. He won three more tournaments in 2018 and when he showed up at the Memorial last year, I wrote about him: “One of these days, the ‘Mad Scientist’ might just outthink a major tournament — which makes him a threat. Ridiculous in an amazing, eye-popping way but ridiculous nonetheless. Bryson DeChambeau admires the late, great Ben Hogan, so he must know that the 1951 U.S. Open was played on the South Course at Oakland Hills Country Club, known as “The Monster.” In ’51, Hogan posted a 3-under-par 67 on Sunday — a remarkable score under the circumstances. He shot 6 under on a West Course that was made more punishing than the track Zoeller saw in 1984, or that Ogilvy saw in 2006. Dig: In 2006 at Winged Foot, Geoff Ogilvy won the U.S. Open with a 5-over 285 and was hailed as a bastion of mental toughness. Most notably, DeChambeau proved he is capable of executing his shots and making his putts (on some wicked, undulating greens) under the most extraordinary pressure. And DeChambeau truly brought Winged Foot to its knees. Even if it’s off by 15 yards, that’s a long way. At the very least, tournament directors ought to make players keep up with the group in front of them. With it, Hogan claimed his third U.S. Open title and the fifth of what would be nine major championships. Ridiculous in an amazing, eye-popping way but ridiculous nonetheless. It was the lowest round of the week. Hogan wouldn’t recognize today’s equipment— and he founded a club-making company that bore his name and made precision instruments. His FlightScope X3 launch monitor screen shows the actual number to be 403.1 thanks to a 211 mph ball speed. DeChambeau began to take off after he won the 2018 Memorial. He has been known to use a compass to read a green. One can only wonder what science he uses to put on 40 pounds of muscle in six months. A 48-inch driver is the maximum length allowed under the Rules of Golf. That’s golf. Even Winged Foot has a four-hour rule. Dustin Johnson can dunk in your face. Bryson DeChambeau on Instagram: 'First time over 400 yards carry'. Microsoft may earn an Affiliate Commission if you purchase something through recommended links in this article. DeChambeau beat Zoeller’s Open record at Winged Foot using a combination of advanced science and well-hewn muscle mass. Hogan was 5 feet 8½ and 145 pounds, and in 1951 was still recovering from a near-fatal car accident. At Winged Foot, DeChambeau proved the ultimate merit of his calculations — and his bulked-up, brute strength. Bryson DeChambeau's Masters preparations are — different. The game of golf is ever-changing. 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