Bryson DeChambeau: I can go even faster

Low-flying aircraft beware: Bryson DeChambeau insists he can hit the ball even further.

The evolution of DeChambeau continues. The California native came back from the pandemic-enforced break plenty pounds of muscle heavier and has proceeded to demolish balls on his way to the top of PGA Tour’s driving distance stats.

But it appears DeChambeau is just getting started.

Speaking ahead of the Northern Trust Open at TPC Boston this week, the world number eight revealed just how motivated he is to keep pushing the envelope…

“Every day I wake up and I’m like “yes, I feel like I can go faster”,” said DeChambeau.

“Just last week I got my six iron up to 112mph swing speed, my ball speed was 160… and that was me going after it. But I don’t know where the limit is on this and I’m excited about that because I keep looking forward each and every day to go down this rabbit hole.

“I’m sure there is going to be a time where I can’t gain the size and strength like I have in this past year, so there is going to be a depreciating value to it over time, I know that. But every day I’m going to keep doing my best to hit it further.”

This, even as DeChambeau’s equipment seems unable to take the violence. At the opening round of the PGA Championship, there was a cracking sound as he launched a bomb with his driver into the 347-yard seventh at Harding Park. Sure enough, when he lent on his driver to pick up his tee, the head snapped clean off as the shaft simply gave up on life.

But even DeChabeau admits it not all about overpowering the course.

“This last week [at the PGA Championship] I recognised that I wasn’t hitting it as straight as I possibly could,” he continued.

“I went and worked on hitting it a little straighter with the driver and the irons and the wedges. So I am always looking to improve in every facet. But, definitely from a distance perspective, I don’t know the limits to it yet.”

As someone who is already blasting the ball 30 yards past most of the field, this is all rather alarming.