Bryson DeChambeau back in the hunt for Sunday silverware

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Bryson DeChambeau was a happy man following his five under 67 at TPC Sawgrass that put him in contention at the Players Championship.

The effort took the American to 11 under, two behind leader Lee Westwood and one ahead of the chasing pack. Speaking to the press after his round, DeChambeau revealed an idea that limited his round three errors off the tee.

“I’m actually happy,” said the 27-year-old.

“Today was the best ball-striking day I’ve had all week… consequently from hard work yesterday and a lot of thought last night about what swing I need to be making to give myself a better chance at striking the ball more consistently.

‘I came out here with a fresh idea and it worked, it was awesome. I was able to go out there with a lot of confidence and play some great golf today.

When quizzed about the idea, DeChambeau took out the long-drive textbook…

“Just some bomb-mechanics stuff,” he explained.

“Getting my right arm closer to my pec for a lot longer throughout the whole stroke. I’ve been getting it too far behind and consequently, I get my hand going this way over the top of it and it creates foul ball to the right. So having the hands more in front of me helps me get back to being square.’

DeChambeau is set to tee off in the last group with Westwood for the second week running.

“I love it,” said DeChanbeau of the challenge.

“Westie is a fierce competitor and I look forward to the challenge tomorrow.”

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