In the first round of the game in Mesquite, Nevada, DeChambeau’s five longest teeing distances averaged 406.2 yards, and the teeing distances were 412, 408, 407, 403, and 401 yards.
With 800 points in the five games he participated in, DeChambeau qualified for the next round of the 80-man Open.
The first round of the competition is divided into five groups of 16 people. In these groups, a few sets of players can earn 200 points for winning one set, 100 points for winning the second set, and 50 points for winning the third set.
In his group, he finished second with the top 12 in each group and advanced to the next stage. Of these 64 players, 32 advanced to the third stage on Thursday. The last 16 will enter Friday, when the 8 surviving will be eliminated to the last four, and then the world champion head-to-head match.
“It’s so exciting, kind of, I think you can associate it with something more like a shot put exhibition or something, I think the Olympics, where you are hyped as much as possible. So there’s the first set to me It’s a bit nerve-wracking, I’m uncomfortable. But after the second, third, fourth, and fifth, as time goes by, I become more and more comfortable. “
Number one Kyle Berkshire hit 11 shots of 413 yards or more, completing the biggest attempt of the day: a 455 yard bomb.
Before the start of the Ryder Cup, the 2020 U.S. Open champion stated that he had “broken” his hands in preparation for the long-distance driving competition.
During the golf shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, De Chambeau changed his body, added about 40 pounds of muscle, and became the longest driver on the PGA Tour.
During the three days of participating in the Ryder Cup in Wisconsin, he has been amazed by the audience, even hitting an extraordinary score of 417 yards on the 5th hole of the par-five hole, leaving him only 72 yards from the club.
In the process of helping the US team win the Ryder Cup victory, he finally completed the hole with an eagle, which was the biggest victory in the 94-year history of the event.